PAPSET Course Content

Understanding the Principles of Psychometric Testing

  • Introduction to the Principles of Educational Testing
  • The Purposes of Standardised Testing
  • Understanding the Impact of Neurodiversity on Learning

A look in detail at assessments of:

  • Reading
  • Writing and Spelling
  • Maths
  • Underlying Ability
  • Cognitive Processing

An introduction to tools which:

  • identify individual and group strengths and weaknesses
  • compare with national achievement levels
  • monitor maths/literacy progress
  • plot against National Curriculum descriptors

Assignments include:

  • Online assessments on:
    1. Principles of psychometric testing
    2. Assessment terminology
  • Video evidence: Plan, execute, evaluate and report on an individual assessment with a learner, using Standardised Tests
  • Administer and mark a range of tests with 100% accuracy
  • Write a short essay: ‘How tests are currently used in your setting’
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