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  Course Details
Diagnostic Assessment at Secondary Level: Best Practice in Testing and Reporting
Course Level: Intermediate
Course Type: Face to face
In-depth: 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: 01/11/2017 - 01/11/2017
Times: 10:00 - 16:15
No. of Delegates: 50
Delegate Price: GBP 155.00
SASC Ref.: PAT-15502-11117
   Audience Restriction
non members £185
   Course Summary
Using real case studies, this course focuses on best practice in the diagnostic assessment of SpLD/Dyslexia at Key Stages 3 and 4. A day designed for assessors in SpLD to gain or refresh their knowledge in the assessment of students at KSt 3/4, including pertinent factors related to this age range and how to write accessible, informative reports. The analysis of data and learner profiles to form confident conclusions is discussed in actual cases.
   Course Detail

This day has been designed for specialist teachers/ assessors in SpLD working with secondary age students who wish to refresh their skills in the assessment of learners at Key stages 3 and 4. It will focus on the production of a well written diagnostic assessment report which takes account of both the quantitative and qualitative information gathered to enable schools to understand the needs of the students. It will discuss the factors to be considered when assessing this age range, including those students whose specific difficulties have been not been previously diagnosed, and the principles underpinning the selection of tests at secondary level.  Using actual case studies, it will discuss the analysis of the data and the learner profile to form a confident conclusion. 

On the day delegates will explore

·         The essential foundation work of collecting background information, role of screening in the process and how to choose appropriate diagnostic tests to meet the needs of older students

·         Analysing strengths and weaknesses, identifying protective and compensatory factors when drawing conclusions

·         A structured approach to report writing that meets the SASC guidelines for good assessment practice

·         Presenting outcomes in an accessible style that is appropriate for a range of audiences

·         Looking for signs of co-occurrence, how to report this and referring on to other professionals 

   CPD Themes
  • Reviewing principles of psychometrics, statistics, assessment and underlying theory
  • SpLD testing methods, interpretation, report writing, feedback and test materials
   Audience
  • Assessors
  • Assessment centers
  • Training institutions
   Pre-requisites
  • Specialist teachers and assessors in SpLD (Level 7 or equivalent qualification)
  • Delegates may bring test manuals if they wish for reference but this is not essential.
   Learning Outcomes
  • • To appreciate that a diagnostic assessment at secondary may be more a complex process than at primary level
  • • To gain relevant and up to date knowledge as required for good practice
  • • Through the application of provided case studies to apply the principles being taught to the context of secondary education
  • • To share experience and knowledge with other assessors
  • • To be more competent and confident in writing accurate, accessible reports
  • • Reviewing principles of psychometrics, statistics, assessment and underlying theory
  • • SpLD testing methods, interpretation, report writing, feedback and test materials