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Cumbria Academy
for Autism

Assessment at CAA

Assessment will take place across many areas including social communication, emotional well-being and independent living skills.

This will be necessary because:

  • assessment needs to take place across many areas of functioning e.g, physical, social, emotional and cognitive aspects of development;
  • autism is a spectrum condition and therefore it is not possible to assess one child against another even with just one aspect of development;
  • progress in social, personal and health educational areas can be vitally important in giving them access to the best possible opportunities at school, college and ultimately in adult life;
  • the development of a functional communication system will be essential to be able to access educational opportunities;
  • reliable, honest assessment of student attainment and achievements will be essential if we are to be accountable to parents, the Local Authority, other outside agencies, exam boards and the DfE