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HOPEFUL: Diagnostic tool for assessment now available online

Education is a basic human right and should be accessible for all children. However, according to UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, 48 per cent of all school age refugee children are out of school. All EU Member States countries which have been experiencing massive influx of refugees during the last years, are facing the challenge of successfully integrating refugee children in their education systems. Assessing these children’s previous learning proves difficult in most cases.

The HOPEFUL project aspires to enhance secondary school teachers’ aptitude in teaching numeracy, literacy and/or digital skills to refugee and/or migrant children with learning gaps due to interrupted education and with minimal native and/or English language skills through online training. Moreover, a key goal of HOPEFUL is the creation of an innovative diagnostic tool for the effective assessment of numeracy, literacy and digital competences, gaps and needs of refugee and/or migrant pupils.

The tool entails three main components and provides methods and practices for assessing:

  • Numeracy Competence: Numerical, Algebraic, Graphical, Statistical Skills
  • Literacy Competence: Reading Comprehension, Oral Language, Writing and Composition, Arguing/Reasoning, Critical Thinking
  • Digital Competence: ICT Basics, Operation, Word Processing, Internet and Digital Safety.

The tool is divided between Lower Post Primary and Higher Post Primary and is accompanied by a Teacher’s Manual aimed at guiding teachers through the testing and evaluation process.

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