Educational Testing/Access Arrangements (CPT3A) - Flexible Distance/Online Learning Course

Those who complete this course will be awarded both the Certificate of Competence in Educational Testing (Level A) accredited by the BPS and the Certificate of Psychometric Testing, Assessment and Access Arrangements recognised by the Joint Council for Qualifications.

It is a complementary course for those who have achieved the National Award for SEN Coordination and leads to a further 60 Masters credits.

Learn to write the necessary access arrangements
reports for gaining extra time for students in exams for GCSE, GCE, GNVQ, AEA, Entry Level, Basic Skills & Key Skills.

This course is also offered to large groups as a bespoke solutions as well as to those working internationally.

Certificate of Psychometric Testing, Assessment and Access Arrangements (CPT3A), this comprehensive course combines the Certificate of Competence in Educational Testing (Level A) and the Access Arrangements Course.

Certificate of Competence in Educational Testing (CCET)

Defining assessment needs

• What are psychometric tests and why are they used?
• Different types of tests and testing
• Using tests for formative and summative purpose

Administering tests

• Ensuring adequate preparation of the administrator and the candidate
• Correctly administering tests according to the manual’s requirement to ensure reliable valid and accurate results
• Correctly scoring tests

Maintaining security and confidentiality

• Ensuring best practice with regard to data protection
• Consideration of who should have access to results and why

Using educational tests of attainment & ability

• Understanding issues of bias and discrimination
• Using alternative approaches to testing
• Deciding when tests should and should not be used
• Influences of factors such as environment on interpretation of results
• Making suitable adjustments to tests when it is desirable and appropriate
• Identifying and reviewing tests that are fit for purpose

Statistical principles that underpin psychometric tests

• Distribution of scores and understanding norm referencing
• Raw scores and standardised scores
• Understanding error in tests
• Reliability and confidence in scores obtained
• Classical test theory
• How items are researched and chosen
• Validity of tests

Interpretation of test data

• Understanding what scores mean
• Allowing for test error
• Taking account of impact of results at the top and bottom of a test’s effective range
• Integrating test results with other data Providing feedback
• Writing good professional assessment reports
• Taking account of the multiple audiences
• Sensitivity to expectations of clients and their carer

Access Arrangements (AAC)

Principles of access

• Introduction to the principles underlying examination
access arrangements
• Sources of information in UK and internationally
• Comparing principles, legislation and practices in a
variety of context

Assessment of a client for access arrangements

• Recap on principles of assessment
• Online submissions
• Case studies
• Writing reports that are fit for purpose

Guide Price: £1550 + VAT

Delivery: Distance
Category: Teacher Training »
Duration: Flexible - estimated at 1 year
Qualification: CCET (Level A) accredited by the BPS. CPT3A recognised by the Joint Council for Qualifications

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