About Initial Assessment
The bksb Initial Assessment (English and maths) tracks the functional skills standards and satisfies the updated core curriculum for English and maths from Pre-Entry Level to Level 3. The initial assessment tool is dynamic and adjusts level dependent on the responses a learner gives. The outcome is to inform the learner of the level they are currently working at.
Fully interactive and self-marking
The initial assessment is fully interactive and self-marking and gives learners a clear indication of their current level in English and maths from Pre-Entry to Level 3.
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 functional skills standards and the core curriculum for English and maths. This means the assessment is very 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-Entry to Level 3.
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 our pdf and find out more about tracking and reporting.
Signposts subsequent in-depth diagnostic assessments to be taken
The initial assessment enables learners to find out their current level in English and maths 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 FE colleges) and millions of learners across the world every year to support their skills improvement programmes.
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.