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Speaking and listening APP guidance

Various guidance is available when assessing pupils' progress in speaking and listening.

English as an additional language

The assessment focuses for Speaking and Listening are an effective means of monitoring EAL pupils' achievements, providing specific feedback on their progress in different aspects of spoken language development. For more information see the APP Speaking and Listening: Pupils learning English as an additional language (EAL) document.

Pupils with special educational needs

The assessment focuses for Speaking and Listening provide a continuum for assessment from level 1 to level 8, enabling teachers to gather diagnostic information about a pupil's, or a group of pupils' attainment linked to national standards. Pupils working at all National Curriculum levels, including those working below the expected standard, can be meaningfully assessed using APP Speaking and Listening assessment focus guidelines. For more information see the APP Speaking and Listening: Pupils with special educational needs (SEN) document.

Key messages

The APP Speaking and Listening: Key messages addresses the use APP in Speaking and listening and the implementation of it.

Making a periodic level judgement

Use the steps in the Speaking and listening: how to make a periodic level judgement document to formalise your assessments of pupils' speaking and listening into overall level judgements, in line with the standards described in the relevant National Curriculum level descriptions.

Standardisation and moderation

Use the information in the APP Speaking and Listening: Standardisation and moderation document to find out more about the importance of standardising and moderating your assessments.

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