Adult Reading Test 2: Evolution, Use and Discussion: Patoss

Adult Reading Test 2: Evolution, Use and Discussion: Patoss


  • Date(s)
    13 Jun 2023 - 13 Jun 2024
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  • Course summary

    Dr Peter Brooks the author of the Adult Reading Test 2 (ART-2) will discuss how his test enables an assessor to assess an adult’s reading comprehension skill.

  • CPD credit hours
    1 hour and 30 minutes
  • Course themes
    Reviewing principles of psychometrics, statistics, assessment and underlying theory, SpLD testing methods, interpretation, report writing, feedback and test materials
  • Audience
    Assessors, Support, Assessment centres, Training institutions
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To consider the Adult Reading Test 2 (ART 2) and its use in FE and HE. The author of this test will explain how this test was designed and address the need to assess adults with reading comprehension difficulties. Reading comprehension is arguably the most difficult reading skill to assess as it involves assessing both word reading and language comprehension.

Reading comprehension is a coreSpLD assessment, but one that often leads to insecurity as to what constitutes best practice. In this webinar the author of the ART 2 will discuss how this test can be used for assessment of reading comprehension. Peter will address the issue of concerns around the scoring of the ART 2.  

ART 2: evolution, use, queries received will be addressed in this webinar.  A 60-minute presentation with much time for discussion. Feedback from delegates who use the test would be welcome in this webinar. 

Learning outcomes

In the course delegates will consider:

  • the authors of ART-2
  • the evolution of ART-2
  • the administration of ART-2
  • selecting tests for use
  • research

    Q&A session

Course prerequisites

Those interested in assessment, monitoring, measurement and inputs within literacy skills for 16-year-olds and over, as in FE, HE and work settings. These may be teachers, psychologists and others with this interest.