All trainees working towards Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) must pass a computerised literacy skills test. The test is designed to ensure they have a sound grasp of literacy skills such as spelling, punctuation and grammar and can apply these in practice. This book outlines all of the test requirements and the essential subject knowledge. This third edition is updated throughout and now includes a full practice test. Fully revised and updated by one of the authors of the actual skills test, from the Alphaplus Consultancy, this text is an accurate, up-to-date and comprehensive practice tool for the literacy skills test.
Jim Johnson is an Honorary Fellow of Nottingham Trent University where, until his retirement, he led the English team in the Department of Primary Education. Bruce Bond has been involved in writing, editing, observing, reviewing and trialling the QTS Literacy Skills Tests for over 10 years. He has also been closely associated with the national development and evaluation of the Initial Teacher Training pilots in individual learning plans, mentoring, and teaching observation and practice. /par1/After attending Goldsmiths and Rolle College in the late 1960s, he built up over 30 years of experience teaching English and literacy in the SEN, primary, secondary and further education sectors before becoming an educational consultant and author of literacy assessments. /par1//par1/Since 2000 other projects have included authoring and editing: Key Skills Communication assessments; Functional Skills English standards and assessments; and the university entry level assessment project in Mozambique. This involved travelling throughout the country working with teams of teachers and lecturers compiling standardised English objective tests./par1/ /par1/Bruce Bond is currently an associate member of AlphaPlus Consultancy Ltd.
Series Introduction Introduction Spelling Punctuation Grammar Comprehension Literacy Skills Practice Test Answers and Key Points Further Reading Glossary