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What age should I use the booklets and/or assessments?

13+ is the recommended age bracket, but it is more useful to think about the level a student is working at  - Series 1-2, plus Supported Learning assessment materials great for students working around L1-4. Core Generic etc. is NCEA L1 and L2.

The Supporting Learning material is designed for students who need support with their learning working at Levels 1-4 of the national curriculum who would benefit from targeted life skills programmes.  Core Generic is suitable for ALL students who need practical life skills.

No.  Resources are for use within your school/organisation only and have been priced so you can afford them and enjoy using them for your specific programmes and IEP's.  All SLR material has been copyrighted for the purchasing school only to use.  SLR Ltd reserves the right to decline purchases due to a conflict of interest.

They are in PDF so they can printed on any colour or size of paper to suit each student's learning challenges.  It also gives you flexibility in what pages or sections you need to print or you can print affordable class sets and can be used digitally with a PDF writer such as Lumin.  This preserves the quality assurance, format and answer options for students and

Who is it designed and best suitable for?

Anyone within your school community who works closely with  selected students can help deliver the material, or supervise the students working through the booklets.  Marking them is checking the answers are appropriate for the question and ticking them off on the learning checklists.  For organisations without verifiers, you may be able to have staff do US4098 to become a marker/verifier.

Yes.  The workbooklets can be delivered by literacy, numeracy, ICT etc, or by subject, or by specific skill identifitied in themes or IEP's.

Students can work through the workbooklets or worksheets writing answers in or they can give verbal, visual or active answers for a learning assistant to transcribe.

It is up to you and your IEP goals for each individual student.  The learning checklists identify all the key skills within each booklet and can be merged with your programmes.  If doing a NCEA assessment material, a student MUST achieve EACH evidence requirement to pass.

The Supporting Learning website will be hosting our support newsletters, updating FAQs and added links, articles and professional development opportunities.  Any other support needed is just an email or phonecall away!

Who can teach the workbooklets and who can mark them?

Why are the resources in PDF format?

Do they have to meet all the criteria in the learning checklists?

How can students give the answers?

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Can I share the resources outside of my school?

What support is there for staff?

Can I use them in our curriculum's or IEP's?

Supporting Learning offers a FREE update on all NCEA assessment material to ensure you get return on your investment.  From that point on, you will also get a loyalty discount to update material.  All workbooklets are updated for FREE!

Do we have to pay for updates?

For all assessment packages you receive a .pdf prior learning workbooklet filled with active, visual practical tasks to choose from, plus the corresponding .pdf for the candidate assessment, plus the teacher guidelines and assessment schedules.  For all workbooklets, you receive the .pdf which also inlcudes a learning checklist and feedback for students.

What do we get for our money?

Supporting Learning has created an assessment record sheet in word that you can adapt and use to suit your programmes.  Go to the FREE download section on the website to look at options.

How can we keep track of what units students have completed?

Supporting Learning offers a range of different PD opportunities depending on demand, new releases, availability of staff etc.  For the quickest PD, contact us for a ZOOM video conference where you can share our screens and look through material.  Keep an eye on information emails and nationwide PD sessions on demand.

Do you offer an professional development?

It is totally up to you!  The original suite of supported learning standards go through until 31 Dec 2019.  If you purchase these, your FREE upgrade in 2020 will be a re-alignment to the new suite of SLS.  SLR has released the new suite of SLS throughout 2017 to fill gaps and give options and some schools are preferring to start with these until 2020 and then use their FREE upgrade to continue on.

Do I buy the original or new suite of SLS?