Assessment of literacy attainment
Reading: This includes single words, non-word reading, text reading and reading comprehension. The individual’s reading profile will show evidence of being able to understand text that is; word recognition, fluency, reading speed, and decoding.
Spelling: This includes single word standardised task, a piece of free writing, and dictation of sentences if appropriate.
The individual’s spelling profile will show knowledge, spelling performance, and speed of response.
Writing: This includes writing on a sheet of paper to demonstrate an individual’s ability to write with attention paid to structure of sentences, coherence of writing, composition, writing speed, grammar, vocabulary and legibility. Copying a piece of work will highlight any difficulties with hand-eye co-ordination and motor skills.