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What is SASC?

SpLD Assessment Standards Committee

The SpLD Assessment Standards Committee [SASC] wishes to encourage a spirit of cooperation and help to forge links with a range of institutions to support and embed good practice. SASC aims to support and advance standards in SpLD assessment, training and practice and encourage improvements in best practice in the assessment of specific learning difficulties. The SpLD Assessment Practising Certificate underpins these aims. SASC has a responsibility for providing guidance on training and implementation of standards and for overseeing and approving processes of awarding SpLD Assessment Practising Certificates.

This steering committee is a standard-setting group concerned with the diagnostic assessment of specific learning difficulties. The authority for this committee and its remit stem from the SpLD Working Group 2005/DfES Guidelines. The committee seeks to extend the principles of good practice contained in the Guidelines across all age ranges and throughout the profession.


SASC aims to

  • implement the training recommendations of the SpLD Working Group 2005/DfES Guidelines
  • promote and monitor standards of SpLD assessor training relating to all age ranges
  • promote continuing professional development in SpLD assessment
  • advise on models of good practice in this continuing professional development
  • monitor standards of this continuing professional development
  • provide a forum for sharing good practice from a range of interested bodies
  • draw on expertise across the sector provide guidance on training, implementation of standards
  • oversee and approve processes of awarding SpLD Assessment Practising Certificates.
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This group encompasses the SpLD Test Evaluation Committee which serves to

  • To review and evaluate assessment materials on a regular basis.
  •  To revise and update the test recommendations of the SpLD Working Group 2005/DfES Guidelines.
  • To maintain a list of approved assessment materials for SpLDs in higher education.
  • To engage with the publishers and distributors of assessment materials.
  • To carry out other business as advised by and agreed with SASC.
  • To report to SASC on a regular basis, including an annual written report to be submitted to SASC‘s AGM by the Chair.


SASC and STEC meeting notes are accessible from the downloads page.