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  Course Details
Interpreting Findings and Making Recommendations: Diagnostic Assessment at Secondary Level
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: 06/02/2019 - 06/02/2019
Times: 10:00 - 16:15
No. of Delegates: 50
Delegate Price: GBP 163.00
SASC Ref.: PAT-15645-060219
   Audience Restriction
Members £163, non-members £198
   Course Summary
In response to requests this course follows-on from the popular Diagnostic Assessment at Secondary Level day and focuses on taking the assessment findings forward into positive and effective recommendations for both student and teacher
   Course Detail

The key to enabling students move forward following a diagnostic assessment is that appropriate interventions are put in place based on the assessment outcomes. It could, therefore, be argued that the recommendations section of a report is the most important. This interactive day looks at converting the information obtained from a diagnostic assessment into practical recommendations which reflect the individual's needs at this level of study. 

This course will take delegates through the process of identifying and interpreting the findings of the diagnostic assessment report to ensure the recommendations target the specific individual needs of the student. Assessors will have the opportunity to work through actual case studies to investigate how aspects of background information, the learner's profile and the conclusion provide the foundation to this process.  Working with colleagues they will explore the impact of the specific weaknesses in learning and study on managing the curriculum and classroom in secondary school or a college setting.  Taking into account the individual's strengths they will consider an appropriate response by making recommendations and offering suggestions for some strategies and resources that may be helpful in a variety of scenarios. Throughout delegates will be encouraged to share their own experiences and ideas.

Please note, any reference to recommendations for Access Arrangements or DSA will be very briefly touched on.

   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 bring a copy of the CTOPP2, TOWRE2 and WRIT manuals for reference
   Learning Outcomes
  • Interpret information in the diagnostic report to build positive recommendations based on the findings
  • Reflect on the potential impact of specific weaknesses in literacy and learning for students at secondary level and their management of the curriculum
  • Manageable recommendations for the student taking account of individual strengths in learning
  • Practical recommendations for staff to help the student in their college or school setting
  • Some examples of resources to help in specific situations, including delegates sharing their own ideas and experiences