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  Course Details
Diagnostic Assessment: Confidence in Your Tests, Statistics & Interpretation
Course Level: Intermediate
Course Type: Face to face
In-depth:
CPD Long Term:
CPD Credit Hours: Hours: 5 Minutes: 0
  Event Address
The Burlington Hotel
Burlington Arcade
New Street
Birmingham
B2 4JQ
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: 31/10/2018 - 31/10/2018
Times: 10:00 - 16:15
No. of Delegates: 40
Delegate Price: GBP 153.00
SASC Ref.: PAT 15595-311018
   Audience Restriction
price advertised is for Patoss members non-members price is £188
   Course Summary
An opportunity for assessors/specialist teachers to gain confidence in the more subtle and complex areas of diagnostic assessment, refresh their knowledge of statistical concepts in psychometric testing and enhance their skills in the analysis of data and interpretation of standard score profiles.
   Course Detail

This event is intended as a training opportunity for specialist teachers already conducting full diagnostic assessments but who would like to gain further confidence in more detailed analysis of standard score profiles and revisit advanced statistical concepts in psychometric testing to ensure their practice meets current best practice recommendations.  It will explore the notion of standard deviation, deficits and discrepancies, and standard error of measurement and confidence intervals in the context of learner profiles.  It will examine the importance of analysis and the interpretation of quantitative & qualitative data, the impact on learning and how this information may be presented in an effective and accessible format in the diagnostic report. Experienced assessors will guide professionals through careful standardised test use and data analysis so practitioners can have improved confidence in their assessment practice and their diagnostic conclusions. Delegates will work with colleagues to apply these strategies to case study data.

   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
  • Qualified in SpLD Specialist Assessment
  • If possible, delegates are asked to bring a copy of a manual for the Wide Range Intelligence Test (WRIT) and Comprehensive Test of Phonological Processing 2nd Edition (CTOPP2)
   Learning Outcomes
  • • Refreshed their knowledge on the selection and use of reliable and valid standardised tests to meet the needs of diagnostic assessment of learners
  • • Reviewed the principles of statistical concepts in psychometric testing including calculating confidence intervals from standard error of measurement
  • • Greater understanding of criteria and range of methods by which weaknesses and discrepancies may be determined in psychometric testing based on standard score profiles
  • • Explored a range of learner profiles to enhance their skills in the interpretation of standard score profiles which combined with qualitative information leads to confident analysis and interpretation
  • • Reviewed how in a diagnostic report discussions on test outcomes should focus on impact on learning and how these should lead to making appropriate individualised recommendations
  • • Considered how to present data and discussions in an effective and accessible style