L7 Professional Certificate in Assessment Practice for Dyslexia and Literacy

Provider: Dyslexia Action Training
£4,550.00 + VAT January, May and September
Accreditation opportunities: Middlesex University, The Dyslexia Guild ADG, SASC

Rating
No reviews yet

Provider Rating No reviews yet
Description The Dyslexia Action Postgraduate Certificate in Assessment Practice for Dyslexia and Literacy is a unique and prestigious programme at Master’s level 7 that provides the training for qualified teachers to become informed practitioners and specialist assessors. The courses are modular and flexible and are undertaken part time, through online learning. The Dyslexia Action Postgraduate Certificate in Assessment Practice for Dyslexia and Literacy is only available to those individuals who already hold a Specialist Teaching Qualification such as the Dyslexia Action Level 7 Certificate in Structured Teaching Intervention, Level 5 Diploma in Strategic Teaching Support for Dyslexia and Literacy, OCR Level 5 (with ATS) or other BDA accredited courses.
Duration 15-20 hours per week
Website

Dyslexia Action Training's website

http://dyslexiaaction.org.uk/level-7-professional-certificate-in-assessment-practice-for-dyslexia...
Categories Primary, Secondary, Higher, Further education, 14-19, KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4, English / Literacy, Health and care, Organisational Improvement, Education system, Assessment, SEND, Subject Knowledge, Online
Learning outcomes for participants/users and, where relevant, pupils or students

The Dyslexia Action Professional Certificate in Assessment Practice for Dyslexia and Literacy is a unique and prestigious programme at Master’s level 7 that provides the training for qualified teachers to become informed practitioners and specialist assessors. The courses are modular and flexible and are undertaken part time, through online learning.

Who is the programme suitable for?

The Dyslexia Action Professional Certificate in Assessment Practice for Dyslexia and Literacy  is only available to those individuals who already hold a Specialist Teaching Qualification such as the Dyslexia Action Level 7 Certificate in Structured Teaching Intervention, Level 5 Diploma in Strategic Teaching Support for Dyslexia and Literacy, OCR Level 5 (with ATS) or other BDA accredited courses.

For a full brochure please visit http://dyslexiaaction.org.uk/level-7-professional-certificate-in-assessment-practice-for-dyslexia-and-literacy/

Evidence underpinning this approach

Where will I study?
Our Professional Programme uses the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) known as Moodle as the method of delivery. Each module is delivered through Moodle and some require you to be involved in practical teaching and assessment whilst others are more theoretically based. The core curriculum is delivered by means of a range of e-learning resources. These include presentations, articles, exercises, videos and follow-up activities and tasks for participants to carry out at intervals. There is no attendance required for this course and learning is purely online.

How is the course taught?
Participants work together to form an online group for the duration of the module. This enables all those involved to get to know one another and to develop a community of learning practice with other students and tutors as the course progresses.

Each module is divided into separate topics and these will be taught by tutors who specialise in that area. You must complete the modules in the sequence given for the particular programme. Candidates are only allowed to enrol for one module at a time. If you fail a module you will be able to undertake a resubmission process. You will not be able to progress to the next module in the sequence until such time as the preceding module has been successfully completed.

Module B Principles of Assessment for Dyslexia and Literacy
Module D Assessment of Literacy Related Difficulties
Module E Assessment of Specific Learning Difficulty (Dyslexia)

How users/participants can evaluate success

Module B Principles of Assessment for Dyslexia and Literacy

Module aims
This module is designed to give practitioners an understanding of currently debated issues on the assessment of literacy-related difficulties  The cognitive processes tapped during educational assessment testing are examined and the rudiments of assessment administration are considered. The module also provides the basics of statistical analysis in relation to interpreting assessment findings. 

Learning Outcomes
 On successful completion of this module, students will be able to:

  1. Examine the construct “intelligence” and methods used to quantify it
  2. Critically evaluate the role of  statistical analysis in the interpretation  of assessment results
  3. Appraise the appropriateness of assessment tests and techniques for a variety of purposes
  4. Appraise a range of factors that can affect learners’ performance in an assessment situation

Module D Assessment of Literacy Related Difficulties

Module aims
This module enables the practitioner to consolidate understanding of the principles and practice of the psychometric assessment process.  It also provides an opportunity to construct a professional assessment report for a learner with literacy-related difficulties.  The module aims to give a detailed grounding in the structuring of teaching intervention programmes, so that practitioners can link assessment findings with potential strategies to remediate weaknesses uncovered during the assessment process.

Learning Outcomes
 On successful completion of this module, students will be able to:

  1. Critically evaluate current perspectives on the assessment of literacy-related difficulties and reflect on their importance.
  2. Critically examine the principles and practice of the psychometric assessment process
  3. Demonstrate competence in test selection, administration and scoring
  4. Demonstrate competent interpretation of statistical evidence and the ability to link findings to appropriate intervention strategies
  5. Construct a professional assessment report for a learner* with literacy difficulties and demonstrate critical reflective practice.

Module E Assessment of Specific Learning Difficulty (Dyslexia)

Module aims
This module builds upon the conceptual and practical aspects of Module D and provides the practitioner with an opportunity to construct a professional assessment report for a learner displaying characteristics of dyslexia.  New assessment tools are introduced to increase the range of cognitive processes that can be considered in the construction of the learner’s cognitive profile.  The module also provides the opportunity to develop the presentation skills needed to enhance the practitioner’s ability to advise colleagues on a range of support strategies in his or her own setting.

Learning Outcomes
 On successful completion of this module, students will be able to:

  1. Critically evaluate the suitability of a range of tests for a particular assessment situation and other knowledge that informs the assessment process and demonstrate how they apply to work/practice
  2. Systematically analyse information regarding the relevance to learning of the key findings of a range of assessment tools and critically reflect on the ways in which engagement with others contributes to the development of selected approaches
  3. Demonstrate how the development of a professional assessment report for a learner with literacy-related difficulties displays knowledge of the cognitive processing differences associated with dyslexia and demonstrate own ability to coherently explain complex issues to a work and academic audience.
  4. Critically evaluate the role of own personal motivations, aspirations and actions in the context of strategic planning and management of professional development.  
Follow-up activities and support

Dyslexia Action Professional Diploma in Dyslexia and Literacy
(Specialist Teacher Assessor)

Details

For a full brochure please visit http://dyslexiaaction.org.uk/level-7-professional-certificate-in-assessment-practice-for-dyslexia-and-literacy/

Sessions

Date Location Details
Sep 03, 2018 00:00 Online course - Info