Changes to the DfE Census requirement for the assessment of English Language Proficiency

NALDIC’s Position – School Census Returns:

“…nationality should not be conflated with EAL proficiency.  They are separate issues…”

Full statement here


Cutting EAL check from census will harm pupils, DfE told

Removing the assessment of English proficiency from school census is a ‘retrograde step’, experts warn

By John Roberts   29 June 2018   TES

Full article here

2018-19 DfE School Census Guide for Schools & LAs

2018 DfE Early Years Census Guide


Figures showing EAL pupils outperforming native speakers ‘profoundly misleading’

Education Policy Institute estimates attainment data missing for three in 10 children with English as an additional language (EAL) in primary schools – and one in 10 in secondary schools

By Will Hazell     07 February 2018   TES

Full article here


Categories: EAL


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