New EAL Assessment Framework
Following an 18-month project led by Constant Leung and funded by the Bell Foundation, a new EAL Assessment Framework was published early 2017 and is available to schools as a free download.
The new framework aligns with the DfE Proficiency Scale bands A to E and can be used to support school staff in their assessments of their EAL cohorts for the Spring Census return. It may also be useful for formative and summative assessment purposes more generally, and for next-steps target-setting for EAL pupils.
The EMTAS Specialist Teacher Team has produced a Position Statement 221 kB relating to the new framework.