Handwriting Assessments

Before embarking on a specific Start-Bee handwriting programme, every pupil is assessed using Start-Bee’s Handwriting Match Fit Assessment TM to understand an individual pupil’s current handwriting ability and needs.  By establishing the starting point and outline for each and every pupil, schools are better placed to create a handwriting strategy for their pupils, as well as the means to document a pupil’s attainment as required by OFSTED.

Start-Bee's Handwriting Match Fit Assessment
‘Writing’ wrongs: most of the problems with handwriting start with an incorrect pencil grip

Start-Bee’s Handwriting Match Fit Assessment TM takes less than an hour for an entire class to complete, equipped with a BiC 2HD graphite pencil whilst under the supervision of a teacher and under the guidance of a Start-Bee representative.  The Handwriting Match Fit Assessment TM outlines not only the handwriting strategy for each individual pupil, each class and an entire Year Group, it can even be used to ascertain a school-wide handwriting strategy.

This is not only helpful for an OFSTED inspection but also shows that an individual strategy is in place for each pupil in the event of their bookwork and presentation being flagged up during an inspection.  With Start-Bee’s Handwriting Match Fit Assessment TM, teachers are not expected to be Handwriting Specialists or Occupational Therapists, instead, this easy to use tool enables any teacher to quickly assess each pupil’s handwriting and clearly highlight the strategy required to raise each pupil’s literacy outcomes.

If you’d like to order an assessment for your class, year group or school please get in touch at info@start-bee.com.