Earwig Academic has been cited by the as Department of Education as an answer to their new approach to SEND Assessment that will enable primary schools to better assess pupils with the most complex needs …
The Department of Education says: “The statutory assessment will replace P scales 1 to 4 and will be based on the ‘7 aspects of engagement’, an assessment approach that focuses on pupils abilities in specific areas like awareness, curiosity and anticipation.”
Earwig is mentioned by the DfE in their evaluation of the 7 stages of engagement
as a software suitable for assessment of engagement. The DfE’s new approach to assessment will be rolled out across the country from 2020 – subject to one further ‘review’ which will probably change everything all over again!
Over the Christmas break Peter Gelardi will be examining the major goal-post moves in 2107 and 2018 looking at what is coming down the turnpike in 2019 and 2020, based on Earwig’s experience with hundreds of users of its assessment facilities around the country and his conversations with the DfE, members of the Rochford panel and dozens of Heads, SENCos and Assessment Coordinators.