Motivation can be enhanced if children experience a
sense of achievement. Therefore, in addition to regular feedback,
teachers may like children in their class to undertake some kind of
more formal assessment to celebrate how much they have learned.
Ladder is the national recognition scheme. It enables children
and teachers to assess achievement using ‘can do’ statements in the
main skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing.
Teacher assessment and external tests
associated with the Languages Ladder are currently available
Languages. Asset Languages is an assessment scheme which
rewards learners for their achievements in very small steps, one
skill at a time. Asset Languages produces materials specifically
for the primary school context.
- What do you feel are the benefits and drawbacks of
- How are parents and carers informed of and involved in the
assessment of their children’s learning?
- When might be a suitable time to undertake teacher
assessment or external assessment of children’s language learning?
Why do you feel this to be the case?