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C-19 On-entry Diagnostic Assessment

C-19 OEDA is a one-off, free to use, time specific On-Entry Assessment for YN, YR and Y1 children entering school in September 2020. It has been specifically created to identify and support the particular needs and challenges generated by the Covid-19 lockdown.

It provides an immediate on-entry picture of children to inform and support teachers in how to manage the uniqueness of this cohort’s experiences as they start school following the lockdown.

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C-19 OEDA is a one-off, free to  use, time specific On-Entry Assessment for YN, YR and Y1 children entering school in September 2020. It has been specifically created to identify and support the particular needs and challenges generated by the Covid-19 lockdown. It provides an immediate on-entry picture of children to inform and support teachers in how to manage the uniqueness of this cohort’s experiences as they start school following the lockdown.

What is assessed? 

Children will be assessed in the following areas:

  • Emotional and Psychological Wellbeing
  • Social Development
  • Language Development
  • Physical Development
  • Hygiene and Self-care

Each area consists of 5 separate statements with additional supporting text that helps to contextualises the assessment. The areas reflect the priorities for children and their development during their immediate entry to school.

How C-19 OEDA is assessed

Teachers will consider each statement fully and how this relates to each child. Predominantly this will derive from their ongoing observations and conversations with each child which will be built up over the initial period of entry and be a natural part of everyday interaction and practice. Additional perspectives from other adults within the class will also need to be factored into the final judgement. Information and perspectives from parents will also need to be sought to help inform the decision, however, it is important to state that ultimately, the assessment is a reflection of the child in a school context.

When the assessment takes place

It is envisaged that the C-19 OEDA will be completed for each child within the first 2 – 3 weeks of the child entering school. This will then provide the teacher with sufficient specific information to support each child’s development fully and appropriately.

Recording assessments

Teachers will make a judgement against each statement as to whether the child is ‘secure’ or ‘support needed’.

Signposts

If a child is assessed as requiring additional support then a series of resources, guidance and materials will be signposted for each of the five assessment areas.

Data analysis

The purpose of C-19 OEDA is to support teachers in identifying and supporting critical aspects of a child’s learning and development that may have been adversely affected by the experience of Covid 19 lockdown. It is primarily a diagnostic tool to enable children to benefit from specific and targeted support on entry to school.