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  Course Details
Standard Test: Academic Achievement Battery (AAB)
Course Level: Intermediate
Course Type: Distance
CPD Long Term:
CPD Credit Hours: Hours: 1 Minutes: 0
  Event Address

  Contact Details
Provider: Patoss
Course Manager: Mrs Sheila Rostill
Telephone: 01386 257808
Email: srostill@patoss-dyslexia.org
Website: www.patoss-dyslexia.org
  Event Details
Dates: 10/02/2022 - 10/02/2023
Times: N/A - N/A
No. of Delegates: Unlimited
Delegate Price: GBP 30.00
SASC Ref.: PAT-15930-100222-OL
   Audience Restriction
£30 members, £35 non~members
   Course Summary
The Academic achievement Battery (AAB) can be used both for full diagnostic assessment and for access arrangements. In this webinar Louise Green will examine the most effective way an assessor can use this achievement test to inform both a diagnostic assessment or for screening purposes and how to use it in an access arrangement.
   Course Detail

This Webinar is designed to enable assessors and specialist teachers to explore the Academic Achievement Battery (AAB). This test, published in 2014 with an age range of 4 to 85 years, measures a range of academic skills and offers brief screening as well as comprehensive forms. As such it may be considered an appropriate measure of attainment in the diagnostic assessment of SpLD and the access arrangement process. The session will explore the information that can be gleaned from the test so that assessors feel confident to make an informed comparison with other more frequently used tests of attainment.

Course Description

e Academic Achievement Battery (AAB) was published in 2014 covering an age range from 4 to 85 years.  It has two forms: a Comprehensive Form and a Screening Form.  The manual suggests that the Comprehensive Form takes 90 minutes to administer while the Screening Form takes 15 to 30 minutes.  The professional requirements of the test are that the assessor has adequate skill and has received training in using psychological assessment procedures, having familiarity with measurement theory and psychometric concepts of reliability and validity.  Most professional psychologists, special education teachers and specialist assessors should be able to administer and interpret this battery of tests.

The AAB provides standard scores by either age or by American grades, which are one lower than the equivalent school year in the UK.  The test has a standardisation sample of more than 1200 individuals for both age and grade-based levels across gender, age, ethnicity, area and education levels, and contained an individual with a specific learning disorder, an Intellectual Development Disorder, ADHD and a Speech/Language Impairment.  The test has some high reliability figures and gives standard errors of measurement at 90% and 95%.

The strengths and weakness of the test will be examined and how to offer an effective analysis.

  • Use of AAB for full diagnostic assessment
  • Use of AAB in an access arrangement
  • Use of AAB for screening
  • The strengths and weaknesses in scoring the AAB
   CPD Themes
  • SpLD testing methods, interpretation, report writing, feedback and test materials
  • Assessors
  • Support
  • Assessment centers
  • Delegates must have a level seven qualification in psychometric assessment.
   Learning Outcomes
  • Understanding how to use the AAB test
  • How to administer the test
  • How to use the test for different purposes – full diagnostic purposes or access arrangements or for screening purposes