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  Course Details
5 hour Flexible Online Version: Selecting, Using and Interpreting Standardised Tests: Principles in Educational Testing.
Course Level: Intermediate
Course Type: Distance
In-depth:
CPD Long Term:
CPD Credit Hours: Hours: 5 Minutes: 0
  Event Address

Telephone:
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  Contact Details
Provider: Communicate-ed
Course Manager: Mrs Debbie Pollard
Telephone: 0845 331 1492
Email: admin@communicate-ed.org.uk
Fax: 0871 918 2330
Website: www.communicate-ed.org.u
  Event Details
Dates: 05/06/2017 - 05/06/2018
Times: N/A - N/A
No. of Delegates: Unlimited
Delegate Price: GBP 120.00
SASC Ref.: CeD-15554-050617OL
   Audience Restriction
It is assumed that delegates will be Assessment Practising Certificate holders, or applying for an APC.
   Course Summary
The course includes an introduction to the principles of educational testing, plus one test from the list outlined. The sessions cover key aspects for consideration when choosing standardised tests and the correct administration and interpretation of these tests.
   Course Detail
The course will cover key aspects for consideration when choosing standardised tests, and the correct administration and interpretation of these tests, including:
Reliability and validity
Age appropriate testing
Costs and accessibility of tests
Standardisation
Currency
Interpretation of results
Interpretation of statistical data
Delegates on the 5 hour course will have access to the introduction session (covering the areas listed above) plus three of the following tests in more depth: WRIT, WRAT 4, Adult Reading Test, DASH, CToPP, WIAT 2T, Diagnostic Reading Analysis, Access Reading Test, Working Memory, TOWRE, SDMP, BPVS, Dyslexia Portfolio, York Assessment of Reading Comprehension.
   CPD Themes
  • Reviewing principles of psychometrics, statistics, assessment and underlying theory
  • SpLD testing methods, interpretation, report writing, feedback and test materials
   Audience
  • Assessors
  • Support
  • Assessment centers
  • Training institutions
   Pre-requisites
  • It is assumed that the majority of delegates following this course either hold an Assessment Practising Certificate or are in the process of applying for one.
   Learning Outcomes
  • Delegates will be able to:
  • Understand and communicate the principles of educational testing with colleagues
  • Recognise and use a range of terminology relating to educational testing
  • Select tests appropriate to the assessment needs
  • Administer a range of tests appropriately
  • Interpret scores and suggest relevant intervention