Assessment of Young Learner Literacy, linked to the CEFR

Primary school teachers are increasingly faced with the task of assessing the literacy of pupils in a language other than a pupil`s mother tongue. The handbook presents practical issues and principles associated with this assessment. The section on writing also contains a step-by-step guide for training teachers in the use of the material.

Teachers will find tips on how to get pupils to write, how to assess their writing and how to give feedback. This is illustrated by pupils' texts and teachers' comments. In addition, the project website contains downloadable material for assessing writing. Samples of pupils' writing across a range of levels are provided exemplifying how to use the proposed material, with comments demonstrating how the assessment can be used as a basis for feedback to the pupils.

• Primary school teachers
• Teacher educators
• People involved in language assessment

The European Centre for Modern Languages (ECML) is a Council of Europe institution promoting excellence in language education in its 34 member states.
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The handbook for teachers is designed to assist in the assessment of reading and writing in the primary language classroom.
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