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Passing the Literacy Skills Test

Third Edition


June 2012 | 128 pages | Learning Matters
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 candidates will need.

This Third Edition is updated throughout and now includes a full practice test. Written by one of the authors of the skills tests, from the AlphaPlus Consultancy, this text is an accurate, up-to-date and comprehensive practice tool for the literacy skills test.

This book helps the reader:

- familiarise themselves with the skills and knowledge to be tested

- fully understand the format and structure of the literacy skills test

- know what to expect on the day of the test

 
Series Introduction
 
Introduction
 
Spelling
 
Punctuation
 
Grammar
 
Comprehension
 
Literacy Skills Practice Test
 
Answers and Key Points
 
Further Reading
 
Glossary

The information is presented in a very accessible way. It explains the basics and includes many examples. This is a book which will support a trainee teacher prepare for the literacy test and help to develop their knowledge spelling, grammar and comprehension.

Lesley Binns
Dyslexia Action
Dyslexia Review

All of our cohort must pass the skills tests and this is the only supportive guide that is recommended at our selection process. It is very important to many of our PGCE cohort.

Mr Rob Tweats
Education Division, Keele University
February 25, 2014

Helpful to all who need to pass this test.

Mrs Deborah Nicholson
Department of Primary Education, Bath Spa University
February 22, 2014

I requested this book to back up my present knowledge about Literacy in the Primary Sector: it's not directly relevant to my own students.

Ms Sandie Stratford
Teaching and Learning Unit, Lincoln College
October 28, 2013

This is invaluable for all teaching students.

Mrs Alison Silby
School of Sport and Education, Brunel University
July 20, 2013

The information is presented in a very accessible way. It explains the basics and includes many examples. The hint boxes provides extra information such as references to other areas of the book and exam technique. This is a book which will support a trainee teacher prepare for the literacy test and help to develop their knowledge of spelling, grammar and comprehension

Ms Jan Seabourne
Training and Educational Development, Dyslexia Action
April 29, 2013

The only text of its kind. Recommended to all applicants for BA and PGCE. Students find it invaluable.

Jo Barter-Boulton
School of Education, Northampton University
March 13, 2013

A useful book for higher level students to consolidate and extend their skills. Particularly recommended for those pursuing a career in teaching.

Ms Deborah McNamara
Adult English, Maths and ESOL, Sussex Downs College
February 9, 2013

I use this book to support the knowledge of level1 & 2 English Functional skills students

Sue Parker
Early Years, Guildford College of Further and Higher Education
February 8, 2013

Another fantastice, user friendly support guide, that builds confidence and provides a framework of study to support Literacy

Mrs Karen Griffiths
Education , Manchester Metropolitan Univ (Crewe)
January 29, 2013

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Jim Johnson

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. More About Author

Bruce Bond

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... More About Author

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