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  Course Details
Diagnostic Assessment: Confidence in Your Tests, Statistics & Interpretation
Course Level: Intermediate
Course Type: Face to face
In-depth:
CPD Long Term:
CPD Credit Hours: Hours: 5 Minutes: 0
  Event Address
Methodist International Centre
81-103 Euston Street
London
NW1 2EZ
United Kingdom
Telephone:
Fax:
  Contact Details
Provider: Patoss
Course Manager: Mrs Sheila Rostill
Telephone: 01386 712643
Email: srostill@sworcs.ac.uk
Fax:
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 but who would like to gain further confidence in more detailed analysis of standard score profiles and 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 the 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. Delegates will work with colleagues to apply these strategies to case study data.


   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
  • 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
  • • Refreshed their knowledge on the selection and use of reliable and valid standardised tests to meet the needs of diagnostic assessment of learners
  • • Reviewed the principles of statistical concepts in psychometric testing including calculating confidence intervals from standard error of measurement
  • • Greater understanding of criteria and range of methods by which weaknesses and discrepancies may be determined in psychometric testing based on standard score profiles
  • • 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
  • • 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
  • • Considered how to present data and discussions in an effective and accessible style