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  Course Details
Introducing the new report formats for pre 16 and renewing your APC
Course Level: Intermediate
Course Type: Face to face
CPD Long Term:
CPD Credit Hours: Hours: 5 Minutes: 0
  Event Address
United Kingdom
  Contact Details
Provider: BDA
Course Manager: Ms Lynette Robertson
Email: training@bdadyslexia.org.uk
Website: www.bdadyslexia.org.uk/educator/bda-s
  Event Details
Dates: 03/03/2020 - 03/03/2020
Times: 09:45 - 16:30
No. of Delegates: 20
Delegate Price: GBP 150.00
SASC Ref.: BDA-15743-030320
   Audience Restriction
£130.00 for B.D.A. Professional Members
   Course Summary
This course updates assessors on new guidance in diagnostic report writing. The day will focus on the new formats for pre 16 reports. Delegates will explore the importance of background information and review core principles in interpretation of assessment results. They will develop their understanding of how to produce an accessible and reliable overview, and review the information in the appendices. The criteria for a successful renewal of an APC will be discussed.
   Course Detail


The course will include the following:


·     Why do we assess? An exploration of the purpose for identification and the role of the assessment in planning appropriate support.


·     What makes a good report: synthesising background information and the information gathered during assessment in a coherent, appropriate and useful way.


·     A review of the assessment process.


·     New report formats.  A review of the way in which the formats were reviewed by SASC and what they aim to achieve: accessibility, consistency, reliability, clarity


·     A detailed analysis of the sections of the new report formats, including the overview and appendices and how the format differs from previous formats.


·     Review of core principles: normal distribution curve, low ability scores, explaining differences in scores, confidence intervals, test selection, recommendations


·     The process of APC renewal: an exploration of effective assessment reports, the criteria for a successful renewal


·      A review of recent SASC guidance on visual difficulties, dyscalculia, DIDA (for adults)4threnewal of an APC, additional CPD for first APC


·      An opportunity to explore a case study and how this information gathered in an assessment may be used in an overview

   CPD Themes
  • SpLD testing methods, interpretation, report writing, feedback and test materials
  • Assessors
  • Assessment centers
  • Training institutions
  • Delegates must be qualified specialist teacher assessors / psychologists with experience of conducting diagnostic assessments.
   Learning Outcomes
  • 1. To explore and understand the new formats for pre and post 16 assessment reports. 2. To understand the criteria for a successful APC renewal. 3. To understand new guidance from SASC in other areas of diagnostic reporting. 4. To formulate an appropriate overview.