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  Course Details
Diagnostic Assessment: Confidence in Your Tests, Statistics & Interpretation
Course Level: Intermediate
Course Type: Face to face
CPD Long Term:
CPD Credit Hours: Hours: 5 Minutes: 0
  Event Address
Methodist International Centre
81-103 Euston Street
United Kingdom
  Contact Details
Provider: Patoss
Course Manager: Mrs Sheila Rostill
Telephone: 01386 712643
Email: srostill@sworcs.ac.uk
Website: www.patoss-dyslexia.org
  Event Details
Dates: 30/06/2012 - 30/06/2012
Times: 10:00 - 16:15
No. of Delegates: 50
Delegate Price: GBP 170.00
SASC Ref.: PAT129-306
   Course Summary
An opportunity for assessors/ specialist teachers to update their knowledge & understanding of statistical concepts in psychometric testing and gain confidence in the more subtle, complex areas of diagnostic assessment including analysis and interpretation of data.
   Course Detail

This event is intended as a training opportunity for specialist teachers already conducting full diagnostic assessments who wish to gain further confidence in more detailed analysis of standard score profiles, revisit advanced statistical concepts in psychometric testing to ensure their practice meets current best practice recommendations.  It will explore the notion of standard deviation, deficits and discrepancies, and standard error of measurement and confidence intervals in the context of learner profiles.  It will examine the importance of analysis and interpretation of quantitative & qualitative data, the impact on learning and how this information may be presented in an effective and accessible format in the diagnostic report. Experienced assessors will guide professionals through careful standardised test use and data analysis so practitioners can have improved confidence in their assessment practice and their diagnostic conclusions. Throughout the day delegates will have the opportunity to work with colleagues applying the strategies to case study data so practitioners can have improved confidence in their assessment practice.  

   CPD Themes
  • Reviewing principles of psychometrics, statistics, assessment and underlying theory
  • SpLD testing methods, interpretation, report writing, feedback and test materials
  • Assessors
  • Qualified in SpLD Specialist Assessment
  •  Participants to bring copy of WRIT manual and either a WRAT4 or CTOPP manual for use during the day
   Learning Outcomes
  •  Delegates will have up to date knowledge on selection and use of reliable and valid standardised tests to meet the needs of diagnostic assessment of learners
  •  Delegates will have reviewed the principles of statistical concepts in psychometric testing in particular calculating confidence intervals from standard error of measurement
  •  Delegates will have understanding of criteria and range of methods by which deficits and discrepancies may be determined in psychometric testing based on standard score profiles
  •  Delegates will have explored a range of learner profiles to enhance their skills in the interpretation of standard score profiles which combined with qualitative information leads to confident analysis and interpretation
  •  Delegates will have reviewed how in a diagnostic report discussions on test outcomes should focus on impact on learning and how these should lead to making appropriate individualised recommendations
  •  Delegates will have reviewed principles underpinning presentation of results in an effective and accessible style