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  Course Details
Diagnostic Assessment: Renewing your Assessment Practising Certificate
Course Level: Intermediate
Course Type: Face to face
In-depth:
CPD Long Term:
CPD Credit Hours: Hours: 5 Minutes: 0
  Event Address
Ambassadors Hotel
12 Upper Woburn Place
London
WC1H 0HX
United Kingdom
Telephone:
Fax:
  Contact Details
Provider: Patoss
Course Manager: Mrs Sheila Rostill
Telephone: 01386 712643
Email: srostill@patoss-dyslexia.org
Fax:
Website: www.patoss-dyslexia.org
  Event Details
Dates: 16/08/2017 - 16/08/2017
Times: 10:00 - 16:15
No. of Delegates: 50
Delegate Price: GBP 155.00
SASC Ref.: PAT-15482-16817
   Audience Restriction
non members £185
   Course Summary
This course is intended for specialist teachers/ assessors already conducting diagnostic assessments wishing to gain confidence in best practice report writing. Its focus on generic report writing skills makes it suitable for professionals working across all age ranges, including those who must ensure that reports are acceptable to support Disabled Student's Allowance applications.
   Course Detail

This course is intended for specialist teachers/ assessors already conducting diagnostic assessments wishing to gain confidence in best practice report writing. Its focus on generic report writing skills makes it suitable for professionals working across all age ranges, including those who must ensure that reports are acceptable to support Disabled Student's Allowance applications. It reviews current SASC [1] Guidelines for best practice, psychometric principles underpinning statistical analysis and compilation of quantitative information, alongside qualitative analysis and observations. It explores ways to streamline the writing process by adopting a structured approach and considers how to: most effectively present data in an accessible format; communicate technical information; keep the needs of the ‘learner' at the heart of the process. It addresses how to avoid common pitfalls when submitting a report for professional review.

This course is suitable for professionals working across all age ranges, including those who must ensure that reports are acceptable to support Disabled Students' Allowance applications.

   CPD Themes
  • Reviewing principles of psychometrics, statistics, assessment and underlying theory
  • SpLD testing methods, interpretation, report writing, feedback and test materials
   Audience
  • Assessors
   Pre-requisites
  • Delegates are expected to be qualified to conduct full diagnostic assessments and are familiar with key underlying principles, assessment procedures and customary tests. If available, delegates are asked to bring a copy of the WRIT Manual for use on the day. Wide Range Achievement Test (WRIT)
   Learning Outcomes
  • • Delegates will have reflected on how their assessment reports meet current SASC[1] Guidelines for best practice
  • • Explored best practice with regard to the format of a report and test selection
  • • Reviewed current guidelines with regard to statistical analysis and compilation of quantitative information in an accessible way
  • • Appreciated the role of qualitative information to inform the diagnostic decision
  • • Considered how best to communicate technical information to the non-specialist