SEN LITERACY & TEST ADMINISTRATION ONLINE COURSES

The SEN Literacy Unit is delighted to offer a suite of online courses to enhance your skill-set.

All the courses below are offered fully online and study is self-paced. Registration for the courses is in October 2022, February 2023, and May 2022/ 2023 unless otherwise stated, although for certain courses this is flexible. Please contact cpd@stran.ac.uk for further information.

To enrol in any of the courses please click the ‘apply now’ at the top of the page.

Course NameStart DatesCampus / Online Duration Cost
Refresher Course on Educational Testing
Flexible start dates throughout the yearOnline 6 months access£125
Administration of the TOMAL 2Flexible start dates throughout the yearOnline 6 months access£295
TOWRE 2
Flexible start dates throughout the yearOnline 6 months access£225
WRIT
Flexible start dates throughout the yearOnline 6 months access£395
Dyslexia Portfolio
Flexible start dates throughout the yearOnline 6 months access£395
CTOPP 2
Flexible start dates throughout the yearOnline 6 months access£395
WIATT-111 UK-T
Flexible start dates throughout the yearOnline 6 months access£395
Memory Difficulties and how they Impact Learning
Flexible start dates throughout the yearOnline 6 months access£125
Understanding Reading Difficulties
Flexible start dates throughout the yearOnline 6 months access£125
Phonics: Why some Children find Phonics Difficult
Flexible start dates throughout the yearOnline 6 months access£125

REFRESHER COURSE ON EDUCATIONAL TESTING

This course is aimed at assessors who would like to take a refresher course on educational testing. The course covers 8 main areas which are presented in 8 sessions: (1)Educational Attainment and Ability Testing: Intelligence; (2) Educational Attainment and Ability Testing: Perspectives on Assessment and Testing; (3) Understanding the Basic Principles of Psychometric and Educational Assessment; (4) Understanding Psychometrics part 1 Norm Referenced Interpretation; (5) Understanding Psychometrics part 2: Classical Test Theory and Reliability; (6) Understanding Psychometrics part 3: Validity and Utility in Educational Tests; (7) Utilising Tests: Selection, Interpretation and Feedback; and (8) Legislative Framework and Implications for Practitioners

This course includes online assessments allowing  participants to gauge the level of their knowledge and consider whether there are any areas that require further study.

ADMINISTRATION OF THE TOMAL 2

This course focuses on the administration and scoring of the Attention and Concentration Index within the Test of Memory and Learning (TOMAL 2). These arespecifically TOMAL 2 subtests 9, 11,12,13,14 and not the test in full. This course is aimed at assessors who already have a good understanding of memory and psychometrics and does not focus on general test competencies in test administration practice.

Students are required to video themselves administering and scoring the test and submit these videos to Stranmillis University College VLE for assessment, together with a summary of the test findings. Students who are successful in administering, scoring and reporting the test findings, without errors, are awarded a competence certificate for the test.

Please note both the courses above are accredited by SASC – SpLD Assessment Standards Committee

TOWRE 2

This course focuses on the administration and scoring of the Test of Word Reading Efficiency, 2nd edition (TOWRE-2). Two subtests measure the ability to sound out words quickly and accurately (Phonemic Decoding Efficiency subtest) and the ability to recognise familiar words as whole units or sight words (Sight Word Reading Efficiency). This course is aimed at assessors wishing to provide a measure of an individual’s ability to pronounce printed words accurately and fluently who have a good understanding of reading acquisition and development.  It does not focus on general test competencies in test administration practice.

Students are required to video themselves administering and scoring the test and submit these videos to Stranmillis University College VLE for assessment, together with a summary of the test findings. Students who are successful in administering, scoring and reporting the test findings, without errors, are awarded a competence certificate for the test.

WRIT

The course focuses on the administration and scoring of the Wide Range Intelligence Test (WRIT).  Four subtests are administered to provide standard scores for verbal and visual IQ which contribute to an overall measure of underlying ability (General IQ).  This course is aimed at assessors who have understanding of intelligence and psychometrics and does not focus on general test competencies in test administration practice.

Students are required to video themselves administering and scoring the test and submit these videos to Stranmillis University College VLE for assessment, together with a summary of the test findings. Students who are successful in administering, scoring and reporting the test findings, without errors, are awarded a competence certificate for the test.

DYSLEXIA PORTFOLIO

The course focuses on the administration and scoring of nine subtests contained within the Dyslexia Portfolio.  These subtests are administered to provide measures of literacy attainment at word level, speed of processing, phonological processing skills and short term and working memory abilities.  This course is aimed at assessors who have understanding and knowledge of dyslexic type difficulties and psychometrics and does not focus on general test competencies in test administration practice.

Students are required to video themselves administering and scoring the test and submit these videos to Stranmillis University College VLE for assessment, together with a summary of the test findings. Students who are successful in administering, scoring and reporting the test findings, without errors, are awarded a competence certificate for the test.

CTOPP 2

This course focuses on the administration and scoring of the Comprehensive Test of Phonological Processing, 2nd edition (CTOPP-2) providing a standardised measure of phonological processing abilities related to reading.  Core subtests assess phonological awareness, phonological memory and rapid naming.  Supplemental subtests may be used to allow the assessor to obtain more detail about phonological strengths and weaknesses, if necessary. This course is aimed at assessors who have a good understanding of dyslexia, cognitive processing abilities and psychometrics. It does not focus on general test competencies in test administration practice.

Students are required to video themselves administering and scoring the test and submit these videos to Stranmillis University College VLE for assessment, together with a summary of the test findings. Students who are successful in administering, scoring and reporting the test findings, without errors, are awarded a competence certificate for the test.

WIATT-111 UK-T

This course focuses on the administration and scoring of the Wechsler Individual Achievement Test – 3rd edition for teachers (WIAT-111-T).  This test consists of five subtests used to evaluate reading and spelling skills (Early Reading Skills, Reading Comprehension, Word Reading, Oral Reading Fluency and Spelling). The course is aimed at assessors who have a good understanding of reading and spelling acquisition and development.  It does not focus on general test competencies in test administration practice.

Students are required to video themselves administering and scoring the test and submit these videos to Stranmillis University College VLE for assessment, together with a summary of the test findings. Students who are successful in administering, scoring and reporting the test findings, without errors, are awarded a competence certificate for the test.

MEMORY DIFFICULTIES AND HOW THEY IMPACT LEARNING

UNDERSTANDING READING DIFFICULTIES

PHONICS:WHY SOME CHILDREN FIND PHONICS DIFFICULT

Please note the three courses above are attendance only. No assessment is required.

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