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  Course Details
Assessing Reading Skills in Higher Education: From Background Information Through to Recommendations
Course Level: Intermediate
Course Type: Distance
In-depth:
CPD Long Term:
CPD Credit Hours: Hours: 1 Minutes: 5
  Event Address

Telephone:
Fax:
  Contact Details
Provider: Patoss
Course Manager: Mrs Sheila Rostill
Telephone: 0330 135 7030
Email: srostill@patoss-dyslexia.org
Fax:
Website: www.patoss-dyslexia.org
  Event Details
Dates: 08/07/2021 - 08/07/2022
Times: N/A - N/A
No. of Delegates: Unlimited
Delegate Price: GBP 45.00
SASC Ref.: PAT-15889-080721-OL
   Audience Restriction
Member: £45, Non-member £53
   Course Summary
This webinar will be exploring the assessment of reading skills in higher education. This course will help both newly qualified specialist teacher assessors or those assessors wishing to refresh their professional skills and knowledge. The webinar will primarily focus on the use of the Adult Reading Test (ART 2) to assess reading comprehension, exploring both quantitative and qualitative evidence.
   Course Detail
The webinar will cover:

The importance of background information and how to gather the information needed. This will specifically relate to reading skills.

This will support the writing of background information in the ‘Education and Work History' and ‘Current Concerns with Literacy' sections of the ‘SASC - Format for a Post-16 Years Diagnostic Assessment Report for Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLDs)'.

The assessment of reading skills.

With reference to the most recent SASC guidance, a brief overview will be given of selected tests that can be used to assess reading skills at higher education level. Following this, we will explore the use of the UK normed Adult Reading Test Second Edition (ART 2) to assess reading comprehension using continuous prose (silent), and oral reading of continuous prose (qualitative analysis).

This will support the writing of the ‘Reading Comprehension' section of the ‘SASC - Format for a Post-16 Years Diagnostic Assessment Report for Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLDs)'

Case Study

A case study will be used to explore a student's reading profile, from background information through to recommendations for higher education.

At the end of the presentation, you will be encouraged to reflect on what you have learnt and how this will impact on your practice. This will support the completion of your CPD log in support  of an application for APC renewal.

  • To enable the participant to reflect on how to collect evidence for report writing
  • To become familiar with the SASC guidance and where to find this guidance
  • To reflect as an assessor on own practice
  • To enhance participants understanding and use of ART2
   CPD Themes
  • Reviewing principles of psychometrics, statistics, assessment and underlying theory
  • SpLD testing methods, interpretation, report writing, feedback and test materials
   Audience
  • Assessors
  • Support
   Pre-requisites
  • Where possible, delegates are asked to bring a copy of the ART 2. Relevant pages will be shared on screen.
   Learning Outcomes
  • The importance of background information and how to gather the information needed
  • The assessment of reading skills, with a focus on reading comprehension.
  • Case Study