About Initial Assessments
The bksb literacy and numeracy Initial Assessment tracks the ACSF skills standard, and satisfies the updated core curriculum for literacy and numeracy from Pre Level 1 to Level 5. The initial assessment tool is dynamic and adjusts the level according to the answers given - allowing the learner to see what level they are currently working at.
Fully interactive and self-marking
The Initial Assessment is fully interactive and self-marking. It gives learners a clear indication of their current level in literacy and numeracy from Pre Level 1 to Level 5.
Tracks the functional skills standards and is referenced to the core curriculum for English and maths
The Initial Assessment is created and developed in line with the ACSF standards and the core curriculum for literacy and numeracy. This allows the assessment to be flexible across a range of educational settings.
One assessment suitable for all learners
A highly intelligent, objective tool, which intuitively determines the level students are working at from Pre Level 1 to Level 5.
In-depth tracking and reporting
The Initial Assessment provides a valuable tracking and reporting functionality for tutors and managers. This is incredibly powerful in lesson planning, learner management and for inspection evidence. Download a PDF for more information on tracking and reporting.
Signposts subsequent in-depth diagnostic assessments to be taken
The Initial Assessment enables learners to find their current level of literacy and numeracy, and informs them which Diagnostic Assessment to take. The diagnostic will then identify their strengths and weaknesses, and signpost into the specific learning resources they require.
We're the UK's market leader in Functional Skills solutions and we operate globally
Our Initial Assessment is the market leading and longest established solution of its type in the UK. It is used and trusted by thousands of organisations (including the majority of Further Education colleges) and millions of learners across the world every year to support their skills improvement programmes. In Australia, the Metropolitan South Institute of Tafe (MSIT) use our products and distribute them to 100,000 learners.
Outstanding technical support
As our Initial Assessment tool is fully hosted, we save you all the usual hassle of installation, set-up and maintenance. In addition, all bksb customers receive full technical support by phone, email and web at no extra cost.