The primary interim writing assessment framework belongs in the shredder

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Children with dyslexia are actually doubly disadvantaged by the current system, as spelling is effectively assessed twice. Not only is it within the teacher assessment framework, but it also gets tested again in the SPaG test. The fact that the spelling and grammar elements are lumped in together to give one single overall score means that a dyslexic child’s secure grasp of grammar is not recognised because the spelling mark pulls them down.

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Dyslexia in the public school system

Dyslexia: News from the web:

This mother doesn’t believe public schools are doing everything they can to educate students with dyslexia. For example, she said, schools measure a child’s growth from year to year, but they’re not comparing that growth with that of an average student to ensure they’re closing the gap.

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