Exam grading: EAL guidance published

Two guidance documents have been published to help secondary school teachers involved in allocating exam grades to pupils with English as an additional language (EAL).

This summer’s GCSE and A level examinations have been cancelled in light of the coronavirus pandemic and the closure of schools.

Students will still receive their grades, but these will be decided upon by teachers using a range of available evidence (Ofqual, 2020).

The Bell Foundation, a charity working to support the education of EAL young people, has published two documents outlining the research on academic language development and how this may affect grade allocations.

One of the documents is aimed at EAL specialists, the other at senior leadership teams.

SEE ALSO: Teacher-assessed exam grades: Why ranking may be the most vital element, SecEd, April 2020

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