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  Course Details
Confidence in Your Tests
Course Level: Intermediate
Course Type: Distance
In-depth:
CPD Long Term:
CPD Credit Hours: Hours: 5 Minutes: 0
  Event Address

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  Contact Details
Provider: Patoss
Course Manager: Mrs Sheila Rostill
Telephone: 01386 257808
Email: srostill@patoss-dyslexia.org
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Website: www.patoss-dyslexia.org
  Event Details
Dates: 09/11/2021 - 09/11/2022
Times: N/A - N/A
No. of Delegates: Unlimited
Delegate Price: GBP 150.00
SASC Ref.: PAT-15916-091121-OL
   Audience Restriction
Members £150, non#members £175
   Course Summary
Best practice in diagnostic assessment is dependent on sound knowledge of the statistical concepts in psychometric testing underpinning the assessment process and ability to interpret profiles created from this data. These webinars will be of relevance to those specialist teachers/ assessors who wish to review their understanding of this process and its role in forming a confident diagnostic conclusion.
   Course Detail

Best practice in diagnostic assessment is dependent on sound knowledge of the statistical concepts in psychometric testing underpinning the assessment process and ability to interpret profiles created from this data.  These webinars will be of relevance to those specialist teachers/ assessors who wish to review their understanding of this process and its role in forming a confident diagnostic conclusion.

Course Description

This series of webinars is designed for SpLD specialist teachers and assessors already carrying out full diagnostic assessments who would like to gain further confidence in the more subtle and complex areas of diagnostic assessment, refresh their knowledge of advanced statistical concepts of psychometric testing and enhance their skills in the analysis of data and interpretation of standard score profiles. Each session focusses on aspects of this process discussing how the quantitative data and qualitative information form the foundation of confident diagnostic conclusions. Throughout reference will be made to the latest developments in diagnostic assessment. The four sessions will cover:

  1. Best practice in preparation, background and test toolkit: the importance of qualitative information to your conclusions, reliability and validity in choice and use of tests
  2. Confidence in your Statistics: interrelationship of scoring systems, first steps in interpretation using critical values and significant differences between scores
  3. Confidence in your Interpretation: statistical data and interpretation of profiles, confidence intervals, standard deviation, discrepancy analysis, probability and prevalence
  4. Drawing conclusions: interpretation of profiles, role of qualitative information, possibility of co-occurring SpLDs. Actual case studies will be used to apply theory to practice by using data to form confident diagnostic conclusions and make recommendations which meet the learner's individual needs

At the end of each day there will be a live Q&A session. You will be encouraged to reflect on what you have learnt and how this will impact on your practice.

   CPD Themes
  • Reviewing principles of psychometrics, statistics, assessment and underlying theory
  • SpLD testing methods, interpretation, report writing, feedback and test materials
   Audience
  • Assessors
   Pre-requisites
  • Copy of WRIT manual essential; CTOPP2 will offer additional opportunity to explore principles.
  • SpLD teachers and assessors currently carrying out full diagnostic assessment or who may be returning to doing so; It would also be appropriate for those who may have recently qualified in the assessment of SpLD.
   Learning Outcomes
  • To review and consolidate knowledge and understanding of the psychometric principles underpinning the choice and use of standard tests
  • To develop sound understanding of the range of methods to determine statistical differences in data and define strengths and weaknesses in a learner’s profile
  • How the integration of qualitative information leads to a confident diagnostic conclusion and recommendations to meet individual needs