The Assessment Tool has been designed to find out where a learner sits on the progressions in reading, writing, numeracy and vocabulary. Information about strengths and weaknesses can provide starting points to isolate specific learning needs. The Assessment Tool will give information about responses to individual items that represent different progressions as well as an aggregated score. The information will be most useful for learners when learners and educators together discuss a learner’s results and plan next learning steps.

Educators might use a variety of screening tools, such as interviews, questionnaires, assessments and specific tasks to give a full picture of a new learner’s strengths and abilities.

TEC guidelines around the use of the Assessment Tool are clear that assessment results should not be used to inform access to study and/or work opportunities. See the Acceptable Use Agreement  for more information.