LON23/05/18 Essentials of Assessing and Reporting Reading Comprehension: SASC Authorised

Date: 23/05/2018

Location: Ambassadors, Bloomsbury London

Price (per person): Members £155, Non-members £185

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LON23/05/18 Essentials of Assessing and Reporting Reading Comprehension: SASC Authorised

Location: London

Presenters: Jennie Price and Christine Robinson

Booking Ref: LON23/05/18

Day of Week: Wednesday

Course Times: 10.00am to 4.15pm (registration from 9.30am)

Link to VenueAmbassadors Hotel, Bloomsbury

Reading comprehension is a key area for SpLD assessment, but one that often leads to insecurity as to what constitutes best practice

Introduction

This course will explore the role of the specialist assessor in the area of reading comprehension and will equip delegates with a comprehensive understanding of what is expected by SASC for assessment.

Course Description

Reading comprehension is a key area for SpLD assessment, but one that often leads to insecurity as to what constitutes best practice. This course will explore the role of the specialist assessor in the area of reading comprehension and will equip delegates with a comprehensive understanding of what is expected by SASC for assessment, as well as enhanced confidence in their ability to interpret and report on test performance and to make appropriate recommendations. The course will benefit assessors across a wide age range, including those assessing for DSA purposes.

The session will cover:
• The nature of reading comprehension
• Current guidelines on best practice in the assessment of comprehension
• Test selection - including discussion of ART2 and the Academic Achievement Battery (AAB)
• Analysis and reporting of test performance
• Making appropriate report recommendations

Course Outcomes

• An understanding of current best practice guidelines for the assessment of reading comprehension
• An appreciation of some of the most frequently used reading comprehension assessment tools and some newer ones
• Increased confidence in implementing both quantitative and qualitative analysis of reading comprehension
• Confidence in moving from assessment findings to individualised report recommendations

Programme

This training course is delivered as a full-day session beginning with coffee, and registration from 9.00am. The presentation starts at 10.00am prompt and closes at 4:15pm. Please note that lunch is provided on all full-day training courses.

Pre-requisites

Delegates must hold a Level 7 qualification

Eligibility

The course will benefit assessors across a wide age range, including those assessing for DSA purposes.

Terms & Conditions 

By submitting this booking you are agreeing to pay Patoss Ltd within 30 days, accept our terms and conditions and adhere to our cancellation policy

SpLD Assessment Standards Committee Authorised CPD SASC – is the national SpLD Assessment Standards Committee. This cross-organisational body sets the standards required for Assessment Practising Certificates and oversees and monitors the awarding process. For those professionals seeking to update an Assessment Practising Certificate, this event will contribute 5 hours to the core assessment practice CPD requirements. If you have any questions on this aspect please contact the Patoss office or see the SASC website at: www.sasc.org.uk 

Presenters:

Jennie Price

Jennie is a qualified Specialist Teacher and works in Suffolk and Norfolk schools. Following mainstream teaching, she joined the Educational Psychology Specialist Support Service in Norfolk and led both divisional and county specialist teams. This entailed working closely with a range of other health and educational professionals in assessment, intervention planning and delivery, training and detailed diagnostic work. Jennie has been closely involved within her Local Authority Strategy and Commissioning service with a particular brief around the new SEN Code of Practice: for 0-25 years (Children and Families Act ).
Jennie leads and co-ordinates specialist training on SpLD and also undertakes work as an External Verifier for the OCR SpLD Level 5 and Level 7 Diploma qualifications.

Jennie is interested in effective interventions for learners and has supported a number of research projects considering literacy and numeracy approaches. She is currently working on the development of training for Independent Parental Supporters with an emphasis on supporting children and young people to navigate their EHC Plans.

Christine Robinson

Christine is a qualified Specialist Teacher who works with students at the University of East Anglia. Christine's background is the support and assessment of students who are in further or higher education. Christine is also an assessor for the OCR SpLD Level 5 and Level 7 Diploma qualifications.

Christine is interested in enabling students to develop effective literacy strategies.