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  Course Details
Diagnostic Assessment at Primary Level: Testing and Reporting
Course Level: Intermediate
Course Type: Face to face
CPD Long Term:
CPD Credit Hours: Hours: 5 Minutes: 0
  Event Address
Regent's College
Inner Circle
Regent's Park
United Kingdom
  Contact Details
Provider: Patoss
Course Manager:
Website: www.patoss-dyslexia.org
  Event Details
Dates: 29/02/2012 - 29/02/2012
Times: 10:00 - 16:00
No. of Delegates: 50
Delegate Price: GBP 170.00
SASC Ref.: PAT104-29212
   Audience Restriction
   Course Summary
• Case Study based the event offers an opportunity for specialist teachers working in primary education to explore best practice in diagnostic assessment of SpLD students at KS 1/2. It includes writing accessible informative reports by adopting a structured approach and using jargon free writing to communicate technical information. It reviews the current SASC Guidelines for best practice and how to meet the criteria for report writing at Assessment Practising Certificate level
   Course Detail

This course is designed for specialist teachers/ assessors conducting diagnostic assessments with primary age pupils. It explores best practice in full diagnostic assessment at KS1/ KS2 and choosing tests. It covers using evidence from test results and the importance of qualitative information to produce jargon-free and accessible reports for a variety of audiences, both specialists and non-specialists. It reviews current SASC Guidelines for best practice, psychometric principles underpinning statistical analysis and compiling data. It explores how assessment at primary level offers a first opportunity for all those involved to understand a child’s strengths and weaknesses, and provide recommendations for support. In this capacity it informs a school’s response to the SEND Code of Practice, 2014, graduated approach at the ‘Assess, Plan and Review’ phases.  

   CPD Themes
  • Reviewing principles of psychometrics, statistics, assessment and underlying theory
  • SpLD testing methods, interpretation, report writing, feedback and test materials
  • Assessors
  • Assessment centers
  • Training institutions
  • Delegates are expected to be qualified to conduct full diagnostic assessments and familiar with key underlying principles and assessment procedures and common tests. If available delegates are asked to bring a copy of the WRIT manual for use during the day Wide Range Intelligence Test (WRIT)
   Learning Outcomes
  • • Delegates will have explored best practice in full diagnostic assessment at KS1 / KS2
  • • Delegates will have gained confidence in their ability to produce a full diagnostic report using a structured approach which meets current SASC guidelines for best practice
  • • Delegates will have considered appropriate tests for assessment at primary level
  • • Delegates will have reviewed statistical analysis and compilation of quantitative information
  • • Delegates will have gained confidence in using reliable evidence from scores and qualitative information as the foundation of a confident conclusion
  • • Delegates will have examined presenting results in an effective and accessible way.
  • • Delegates will have explored making appropriate recommendations for classroom and specialist support based in the assessment outcomes