We can identify any students not reaching their predicted ability on an attainment test and do further screening to see if the student is presenting with a specific learning difficulty.
Mary Everad, Assistant Principal, Dunshaughlin Community College, Co.Meath

The relationship between word reading and word spelling in English

As encapsulated by the Simple View of Reading, skilled reading involves the ability to read words accurately and efficiently and the ability to understand language.

Why do we all need to spell the same way?

While some may question such a strong focus on spelling in the National Curriculum, a child who is a good speller will be a more confident writer and will be able to express themselves better in all of their subjects.

GL Assessment launches the UK’s first digital, adaptive spelling test

GL Assessment has today published a termly, standardised spelling test which is designed to help teachers measure their pupils’ spelling skills against a national benchmark. The first digital, adaptive spelling test of its kind, the New Group Spelling Test is designed for pupils aged 6 – 14 years and is suitable for use on a PC or tablet.

The middle child: Analysing data in an EAL context

The importance of maintaining a focus on literacy within the curriculum has never been far away from the government’s agenda and anyone working within education would agree that developing strong literacy skills are key to a student’s success, particularly as external examinations consist of written papers.