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Update – QToDs and Pearson B level assessments

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Over many years BATOD, in particular BATOD representatives Jackie Salter and Tina Wakefield, engaged with Pearson about the limited range of assessments Qualified Teachers of the Deaf (QToDs) could use to assess the language of deaf children. For example, Pearson CLR2 language assessments (now called B level assessments) such as CELF and the Pre-School Language Scales (PLS) previously could only be administered by a qualified Speech and Language Therapist.

Recently the Stockport Sensory Support Service, the Ewing Foundation, and the University of Manchester revisited the issue with Pearson to request a re-consideration of the classification criteria to permit full access for QToDs to B level  assessments. Pearson have now formally agreed to update their classification criteria for all B level assessments to include acceptance of the mandatory qualification for QToDs.