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  Course Details
Essentials of Assessing and Reporting Reading Comprehension
Course Level: Intermediate
Course Type: Face to face
CPD Long Term:
CPD Credit Hours: Hours: 5 Minutes: 0
  Event Address
Ambassadors Hotel
12 Upper Woburn Place
United Kingdom
  Contact Details
Provider: Patoss
Course Manager: Mrs Sheila Rostill
Telephone: 01386 712643
Email: srostill@patoss-dyslexia.org
Website: www.patoss-dyslexia.org
  Event Details
Dates: 23/05/2018 - 23/05/2018
Times: 10:00 - 16:15
No. of Delegates: 50
Delegate Price: GBP 155.00
SASC Ref.: PAT 15592-230518
   Audience Restriction
nonmembers £185
   Course Summary
This course will provide a detailed exploration of reading comprehension, relating theory to practice and covering test selection, analysis of findings and collation of individualised support recommendations. Delegates will gain a secure understanding of best practice and will enhance their skills in both assessment and intervention in this key area.
   Course Detail

Reading comprehension is a key area of assessment and intervention, and this course aims to capture what is meant by best practice in assessing a learner and identifying individualised strategies to support the development of comprehension skills.  The day aims to provide SpLD specialist tutors and assessors working across the age range from primary to Higher Education with the opportunity to explore SASC guidelines in relation to the assessment of reading comprehension. We will look at some popular tests in detail to evaluate their use in the assessment setting, and will showcase some effective interventions to support and develop reading comprehension and recall.  Participants will leave the session feeling more confident in their awareness of best practice guidelines and in their ability to have a positive impact on the development of comprehension skills.

   CPD Themes
  • Reviewing principles of psychometrics, statistics, assessment and underlying theory
  • SpLD testing methods, interpretation, report writing, feedback and test materials
  • Assessors
  • Support
  • Delegates are expected to be SpLD specialist teachers and assessors
   Learning Outcomes
  • • An understanding of current best practice guidelines for the assessment of reading comprehension
  • • An appreciation of some of the most frequently used reading comprehension assessment tools and some newer ones
  • • Increased confidence in implementing both quantitative and qualitative analysis of reading comprehension
  • • Confidence in moving from assessment findings to individualised report recommendations