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SASC publishes updated guidance on the Report Proforma and Review Criteria for Assessor Reports
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Updated Test Guidance issued December 2014, has been revised to address the review of the ...
View news itemReview of Adult Reading Test (ART)
Update on revised guidance relating to the Adult Reading Test [ART] has been released by ...
View news itemUseful Guidance on Assessment of Adults
These guidelines were developed in order to promote good practice in the psychological assessment of those ...
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The survey has identified SASC has achieved many aspects of its stated aims and identified ...

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Report Proforma and Review Criteria Update Issued
SASC publishes updated guidance on the Report Proforma and Review Criteria for Assessor Reports
calendar19/10/2015
In order to bring practice up to date, following a review and recommendations from the bodies awarding Assessment Practising Certificates, SASC has updated the guidance on our report proforma, the proforma and the criteria for ...
Updated Test Guidance issued December 2104 ART Rev
Updated Test Guidance issued December 2014, has been revised to address the review of the ART. see SpLD Assessment page.
calendar19/07/2015
The SpLD Assessment Standards Committee has released updated guidance. SpLD Testing and Assessment Guidance - December 2014 is downloadable from this website.  The SASC committee have updated its review of the Adult Reading Test (ART) and this latest ...
Review of Adult Reading Test (ART)
Update on revised guidance relating to the Adult Reading Test [ART] has been released by STEC
calendar22/03/2015
STEC has recently reviewed the ART with respect to updating the Test Guidance for 2014. News on this can be found on the SpLD Assessment Tools page.
Useful Guidance on Assessment of Adults
These guidelines were developed in order to promote good practice in the psychological assessment of those individuals whose behaviour in the workplace reflects inconsistencies between what is expecte
calendar05/01/2015
Psychological Assessment of Adults with Specific Performance Difficulties at WorkThese guidelines were developed in order to promote good practice in the psychological assessment of those individuals whose behaviour in the workplace reflects inconsistencies between what is expected of ...
SASC Survey
The survey has identified SASC has achieved many aspects of its stated aims and identified opportunities for development.
calendar04/09/2014
Executive summary from SASC 2014 survey The survey has identified SASC has achieved many aspects of its stated aims.  It is successful in implementing the training recommendations of the DfES working party (2005) in advancing standards in SpLD assessment. ...
Call to Students: Apply Early for DSA
If you are dyslexic or have other specific learning difficulties you may be eligible for Disabled Students’ Allowances [DSA] to help you with extra study related costs. "Don't wait until you have a
calendar24/05/2014
It takes, on average, over 10 weeks from applying for DSAs to receiving support. Applying for DSAs early means students can get their support in place before the start of term. Make sure you have a diagnostic assessment ...
ADHD Guidance Issued
SASC issues guidance for assessment of ADHD.
calendar18/09/2013
Following the ADHD Consensus meeting in May and continuing consultation over the summer with a range of interested parties SASC has issued guidance relating to the assessment of ADHD as supporting for for Disabled Students’ Allowancesapplications . This ...
Woodcock-Reading Mastery Tests: 3rd Edition
Woodcock-Reading Mastery Tests: 3rd Edition (WRMT-III). Pearson. 5-75+ years STEC approve the revised edition of this test battery with a cautionary note.
calendar18/10/2012
Woodcock-Reading Mastery Tests: 3rd Edition (WRMT-III).  Pearson. 5-75+ years STEC approve the revised edition of this test battery with the following cautionary note:   In the absence of the publishers/importers providing (a) a re-standardisation to accommodate UK culture ...
Psychologists' changing registrations - HCPC Role
Psychologists supplying diagnostic assessments for DSA should now hold a Health Care Professions Council registration.
calendar11/07/2012
Psychologists’ changing registrations - HPC Role   The Health Professions Council [HCPC] has, since July 2009, taken on the role of regulation of professional practice of Practitioner Psychologists. Commitment to CPD and oversight of Fitness to ...
Updated Guidance on ATS+CCET Route to APC
ATS + CCET Route to APC Revised
calendar14/06/2012
We would advise candidates trying to plan their specialist assessor training that there are modifications to the ATS+CCET route to an APC underway which require additional training to include synthesizing theory and practice in ...
Updated Dyspraxia Guidance issued
Updated guidance has now been released on diagnosing dyspraxia. See SpLD Assessment page.
calendar14/03/2012
Updated guidance has now been released on diagnosing dyspraxia. See SpLD Assessment page for the accepted definition and guidance on educational assessment of adults in this area.
SASC issues Guidance on Reporting Standards
SASC issues Guidance on Reporting Standards to be used by all issuing bodies in reviewing reports for Assessment Practising Certificates.
calendar02/02/2011
Assessing Assessors   – A Guide for consistency across issuing bodies who evaluate Assessment Practising Certificates renewal applications   The APC renewal process offers an opportunity both for individual professional development through feedback on assessment reports and for ...
Updated Guidance on use of BAS and WISC
STEC has issued updated guidance on use of British Ability Scales and WISC for assessments carried out for students over 16 years of age.
calendar21/09/2010
Assessment Update:   For assessments carried out when a student is over 16 years of age in support of Disabled Students’ Allowances it is acceptable to use the following tests up to the ceiling of the test:   British ...
SASC CPD Authorisation Scheme Conference Held
A new SASC Authorisation Scheme for CPD training providers was outlined at a conference at University College London on 14th July 2010.
calendar14/06/2010
SASC Stakeholder Conference   CPD providers can now become SASC authorised and have their CPD provision listed on the new SASC website. In recent years the demand for diagnostic assessments of specific learning difficulties has grown considerably. ...
New authorisation scheme for training providers.
Training providers can now apply online to become authorised by SASC to design and deliver courses to meet the CPD requirements of SpLD assessment practitioners.
calendar21/04/2010
In March 2010 SASC launched its new website enabling CPD training providers to apply on-line to become SASC authorised and have their CPD provision listed on the new SASC website. In recent years the demand for ...
Change to assessors CPD requirements
From 2012 there is a new requirement that a minimum of 5 hours of assessors CPD must be delivered by SASC Authorised Providers.
calendar21/04/2010
New SASC authorisation scheme for the continuing professional development of specialist teachers and other professionals engaged in the diagnostic assessment of Specific Learning Difficulties. In recent years the demand for diagnostic assessments of specific learning difficulties has grown ...