This module will provide students with an understanding of, and experience in, the selection and use of tests for educational and clinical assessment and diagnosis. It will also provide a framework for planning educationally-appropriate interventions.
Module learning outcomes
Select, administer, score, and interpret the results of appropriate tests for assessment and diagnosis.
Understand the statistical and technical issues surrounding test design and standardization.
Critically analyse test instruments and their use.
Produce written reports presenting and contextualising test results for families and relevant professionals (teachers, special educators etc).
Appreciate the policies and practices surrounding the identification of a child’s special educational needs.
Understand issues of data protection and confidentiality surrounding assessments.
Educational Assessment: Psychological Testing
Assessment of General Abilities: General vs. Specific Learning Difficulties
Assessment of Language: Specific Language Ability
Assessment of Dyslexia and Reading Difficulties
Assessment of Autism
Assessment of Memory and Attention Skills
Assessment of Number Skills
Formulation and Report Writing
% of module mark
Oral presentation/seminar/exam Presentation
University - closed examination Assessment of Development Disorders
Special assessment rules
% of module mark
University - closed examination Reassessment exam
Marks will be available through e:vision.
Anastasi, A. & Urbina, S. (1997). Psychological testing 7th ed. Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Prentice Hall
Kline, P. (2000). The handbook of psychological testing 2nd ed. London: Routledge.
Urvina, S. (2004). Essentials of psychological testing. Hoboken, N.J.: John Wiley & Sons.
Snowling, M.J. & Stackhouse, J. (Eds) (2006). Dyslexia, Speech and Language. Chichester: Wiley
Rutter, M. Et al., (Eds) (2008). Rutterâ Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. 5th ed. Oxford: Blackwell