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  Course Details
Standard Tests Day 2019: WRAT5 and FAR
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: 28/02/2019 - 28/02/2019
Times: 10:00 - 16:15
No. of Delegates: 50
Delegate Price: GBP 163.00
SASC Ref.: PAT-15658-280219
   Audience Restriction
Members £163, non-members £198
   Course Summary
The standard test day offers an opportunity for Assessor to evaluate the advantages and challenges using the New Wide Range Achievement Test 5 (WRAT5) and the Feifer Assessment of Reading (FAR), with regards to their practice.
   Course Detail

The course will enable assessors who are considering purchasing the WRAT5 the opportunity to understand the subtle but important changes to this new test compared to the WRAT4.

The FAR enables assessors to provide a comprehensive reading profile which an educator can use to plan for intervention target setting

This course enables assessors, to explore how to use WRAT5 and the FAR.

Both measure a range of reading skills and the WRAT5 can measure mathematical skills.

Both tests are newly normed tests which offer measurements of attainment which can be used either for access arrangements or for building a diagnostic assessment of SpLD.

The sessions will explore the information that can be gleaned from each so that assessors feel confident to make an informed comparison with other used tests of attainment.

The day will begin with a very short review of the principles underpinning the selection of tests for the diagnostic assessment of SpLD.  Experienced assessors will lead delegates through the tests   

  •     Briefly exploring the data on reliability and validity, age ranges
  •     Describing the structure and organisation of subtests, composites, profiles
  •     Outlining specific points on administration and scoring systems
  •     Discussing the role of the comprehensive and brief/ screening versions in SpLD assessment 
  •     Looking at error analysis systems to record qualitative data

In a workshop setting discussing the advantages and disadvantages of each test   if delegates were to use it in their own setting

Delegates will work in small groups on the evaluation of specific aspects of the individual tests.

   CPD Themes
  • Reviewing principles of psychometrics, statistics, assessment and underlying theory
  • SpLD testing methods, interpretation, report writing, feedback and test materials
  • Assessors
  • Support
  • Assessment centers
  • The participants should be qualified assessors with a level seven qualification
  • Assessors working across the age range from primary to higher education
   Learning Outcomes
  • Study the structure and organisation of the batteries’ subtests, composites and profiles and
  • Evaluated the usefulness of the tests
  • Considered how the guidelines for administration and scoring may differ from their usual practice
  • Make an informed choice as to whether to purchase the tests