The SASC Report Formats for Pre and Post-16 - July 2023 to July 2024

The SASC Report Formats for Pre and Post-16 - July 2023 to July 2024


  • Date(s)
    26 Jul 2023 - 26 Jul 2024
  • Cost
  • Provider
  • Delivery type
  • Course level
  • Course summary

    This online training is presented as a ‘fly-on-the-wall’ video of a ’live’ 5-hour session with all relevant resources. It is intended for specialist teacher assessors/psychologists already qualified in conducting diagnostic assessments wishing to explore the SASC new report formats for Pre and Post-16 age groups. Participants will have access to the course for 2 weeks from their course activation date.

  • CPD credit hours
    5 hours
  • Course themes
    Reviewing principles of psychometrics, statistics, assessment and underlying theory, SpLD testing methods, interpretation, report writing, feedback and test materials
  • Audience
    Assessors, Support, Assessment centres, Training institutions
  • SASC Code


This course supports specialist teacher assessors/psychologists in their use of the SASC Report Formats for Pre and Post-16.

Understanding and working successfully with the SASC report formats will enable assessors to produce, reliable, accessible and useful and high quality assessment reports.  The course will review the psychometric principles underpinning statistical analysis and the compilation of quantitative information, as well as the role of qualitative analysis and observations to support the diagnostic decision.  Guidance is given on how assessors might synthesise the range of evidence gathered as well as present succinct and clear comment.  

This course was filmed in front of a live audience and therefore we include the real questions in the minds of delegates prompted by the presentations and the answers given by the highly experienced presenters.

On the course, you will consider in detail the following:

  • the importance of Background Information
  • how to synthesise assessment evidence to provide a reliable and accurate Overview of an assessment
  • the core components of a full diagnostic assessment and how these can be reported to promote accessibility for the non-specialist whilst ensuring that high professional standards are maintained
  • the use of language and how words can be improved information to be included in the Appendices

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course, you will have had the opportunity to: explore best practice with regard to the SASC report formats and test selection; review current guidelines with regard to statistical analysis and the reporting of quantitative information in an accessible way; appreciate the role of qualitative information to inform the diagnostic decision; consider the use of words and language to communicate effectively to the wide audiences of the report.

Course prerequisites

Delegates are expected to be qualified to conduct full diagnostic assessments and be familiar with key underlying principles, assessment procedures and up to date tests.