Bilingual Assessment Support
WHAT IS A BILINGUAL ASSESSMENT?
It is a means of obtaining information about and understanding the background and experiences of the bilingual child, by enquiry and observation, including:
A bilingual assessment is also a comprehensive assessment of oracy and literacy in:
The childs first language
The childs ability in English (through first language instructions and tasks).
Kindly support SENCo/LSC with completing Form 1 explicitly and attaching it to the cluster referral document on the database. Please ensure that all fields are completed accurately. This enables the Bilingual Assessors within the cluster to work on the assessment as soon as the referral is allocated.
Another important requirement is for the ELLP matrices to be completed. Please ask SENCo/LSC to use a highlighter on these. Scan and attach these to the referral as supporting documentation. The ELLP documents for all year levels are also on the website
For more detail on the Bilingual Assessment procedure, the criteria, the ethical considerations, how it is conducted and necessary referral information download the following forms: