Digital Rapid Assessment Guide for nomadic learners
The D-RAG (Digital Rapid Assessment Guide)
STEP’s new Digital Rapid Assessment Guide (D-RaG) supports teachers to carry out quick assessments of nomadic children and young people’s ability levels. The three assessment resources are based on the outcomes and benchmarks in numeracy, reading and writing and they have been designed to be accessible and culturally relevant to nomadic communities. Each assessment resource is accompanied by a set of teacher notes.
The D-RaG will be particularly useful when Gypsy/Traveller pupils return after periods of travelling. Although these are initial assessment priorities, the activities are also introduced as part of an interactive and integrated learning context that recognises a child’s broader strengths and cultural interests.
The Assessment resources
Each assessment comes as a Powerpoint, which can be used directly with pupils. You can download onto a desktop or iPad enabling interactivity. Teachers can edit assessments to reflect learners’ interests and create a unique version for pupils. This will also provide a record of the child’s ability which can be saved. The assessments are also available as PDF documents, which are smaller files and are easier to print.