EPV SUMMER COURSE
Using Standardised Data To Monitor Student Progress
This course has been designed for primary an post primary teachers in Republic of Ireland. Primary teachers can use the course to apply for 3 EPV days from the Department of Education (subject to approval by DES).The course will help new and experienced teachers alike feel confident in knowing when and how to screen their students whom they suspect may be experiencing literacy and numeracy difficulties.
By identifying the core skills necessary for appropriate literacy and/or numeracy development, and then looking at the signs students may be off track, teachers will get to understand the importance of early interventions and positive and timely assessment techniques for assisting their students.
Upon successful completion of the course teachers will understand when and how to screen and assess their students for literacy and/or numeracy difficulties. Participants will be given clear direction on the core skills necessary for literacy and numeracy development as well as the stages at which these skills emerge. This will enable planning of effective and appropriate interventions for learning for their students.
Participants will understand the importance of early assessment and early teaching intervention for struggling students and the impact that this can have on students’ academic and personal lives.
Teachers will learn about the kinds of formal and informal assessment tools that are available to them and how to use them effectively. They will have an understanding of two comprehensive tools on the market including the WIAT II-T and the WJ IV and how both can be used to promote student learning.
Objectives for the course:
-To provide teachers with core knowledge in the development of literacy of numeracy skills
-To understand the importance of early intervention
-To enable teachers to effectively screen and monitor student literacy and numeracy development
-To enable teachers to accurately interpret standardised test
-To enable teachers to confidently and competently communicate test results to others
-To be able to choose appropriate assessment tools for students
-To be able to use assessment data to plan appropriate and effective interventions
-To be able to critically reflect on school data protection procedures and policies with a view to improvement
PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS AN ONLINE LIVE COURSE. STUDENTS WILL WATCH LIVE TRAINING SESSIONS AND THEN BE REQUIRED TO DO WORK OFFLINE TO COMPLETE THEIR COURSEWORK.
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ABOUT OUR TRAINING COURSES
Our training courses will help:
- Expand career opportunities available to you.
- Enhance your confidence in understanding the various tests available.
- Increase your competence in interpreting test results, where applicable.
- Grow your educational assessment skills, in order to plan appropriate interventions for students.
- Communicating your understanding to others (e.g. parents or fellow colleagues).
- With understanding and confidently interpreting reports from other professionals.
- With understanding how tests are developed and standardised.
- Analyse test manuals to decide if the test is reliable, valid and appropriate for your student.
Watch this short explainer video on how two of our most popular courses (CCET & AAT) have enhanced teachers levels of competence and confidence in the area of assessment and testing.
The course was very beneficial for Early Years services and will enable you to assess younger children to determine strengths and needs in their development at this stage
The course provides strategies to improve assessment accuracy and speed of assessment
Great course, very interesting and relevant to current practice.
This course has given me more confidence and knowledge in administering and interpreting the Bayleys
Extremely Useful, I feel anybody who is going to use the WISC-V should do a course such as this.
Lovely presentation, well organised and very informative slides. Excellent and very useful course
Most helpful and relevant, not time wasted on the basic of testing; teaching immediately directed to the relevant aspects of the WISC-V to new users
Provided good context to understanding rational and practicalities. Informative and clear
Well worth doing to give insight / understanding of WISC-V
Excellent course, also a great refresher on previous statistical knowledge. Gives great insight into how tests are built and used.
Very satisfied with the course, gave in depth knowledge of different styles of tests and the statistics aspects were fantastic. Brilliant and detailed insight into ed psych reports. Broadened knowledge into how it works
I found the course extremely worthwhile. I feel more confident that I can assess students and report back on findings. Very professional, interesting and engaging. Well worth doing - it will be very empowering!
Very beneficial for teachers / SEN teachers. Very enjoyable. Very beneficial course where the information / learning can be brought back to the workplace. Good mix of listening / learning and hands on activities.
Really enjoyable, very intense but very beneficial. It was very interesting and I've come away with a lot of information. Really opens up your eyes to testing and the work that goes into everything. I now understand where a lot of the information in the manuals come from and how to administer tests and correct them. I can now do things in school that I have not done before.
Very detailed and stimulating
I thought the course was excellent. I will feel far more confident interpreting educational psychologist reports. Also more confident about conducting screening and investigating screening options.
This was an enlightening course. I have been working with testing and psychology reports for many years and this is the first time that I actually feel confident in understanding test results, their reliability and what they actually mean. You only think you have knowledge about diagnostic testing until you attend this course.
This course is a must! It has given me a thorough insight into the reliability of tests which I have used, will not now use and tests I will now buy.
Intense but very worthwhile. I feel I have gained invaluable knowledge in relation to educational testing. I am looking forward to putting all of my knowledge into action and developing my skills.
I was delighted with the course. It was intense but equally invigorating. The tutors were excellent, helpful and available for us throughout the days. This was a thoroughly enjoyable course
Fantastic - very clever explanations of complicated processes. A lot better understanding of what I am doing and why
The course really helped to consolidate my previous knowledge and sharpen proper administration of measure.
It is intense but very worthwhile if you are a SENCO as it helps decode Ed Psych reports.
The staff are extremely helpful and friendly, right from the first phone call I made.
Kieron was my daughter's psychologist, he made her feel completely at ease and they had a few jokes and laughs throughout the assessment, which was lovely to hear. I would 100% recommend Eirim.
We had our son assessed for Dyslexia for the second time in 3 years by Ms. Rebecca Good and we cannot speak highly enough about Rebecca or Eirim. They have excellent staff, both Rebecca and Geraldine (in the office) were extremely helpful throughout the whole process, answering any questions we had and re-assuring us on dates, time and arrangements. The service and support you receive could not be faulted.
From the first phone call to Eirim, to meeting with Kieron on the assessment afternoon, everyone was so supportive and caring to myself my husband and child, thank you. Kieron is an exceptionally caring person, he was super with our child and also had a lovely chat with myself and my husband. He gave us great advice, our report was ready a week after the assessment and has been a great help for our child’s school.
My son is 18 years of age and had an assessment done in my home as he was very anxious. He needed to be assessed to help him go forward with his education and get the correct assistance in college regarding resources available to him. I believe the money paid is invaluable as you cannot put a price on education and your livelihood in the future.
CCET and AAT courses are invaluable. Lots of support and guidance provided throughout’.
Excellent courses given - thank you for all. Both the CCET and AAT were highly engaging and informative.
I completed the course on Exam Access Arrangements and I must say it was such a worthwhile course! I found the course absolutely fantastic and so informative! It has really helped me so much in my role. The girls that took the course were fantastic and so approachable. They created a relaxed atmosphere and made it so easy to ask questions. I definitely recommend doing this course as it can help you so much in terms of understanding and knowledge on Exam Access Arrangements!
We had our son assessed in his school before Christmas. Excellent staff, both Rebecca Good (Psychologist) and Geraldine (in the office) were extremely helpful throughout the whole process, answering any questions we had and re-assuring us on dates, times and arrangements. Could not be faulted. Very professional and helpful. I would highly recommend them to anyone.
We had our daughter assessed a few weeks ago at their offices, when we met with our Psychologist we found him to be very friendly, helpful and caring, he gave us lots of advice, direction and reassurance. We are so glad we got her privately assessed and got answers so we can finally help her.
Thank you so much for your kindness to my son when you carried out an assessment at my home. My son was put at great ease before the test and the amount of reassurance that he received after the testing was of great benefit to him as he is 18 years of age and this put his mind at ease that he is not stupid but has a specific learning difficulty.
Very professional CCET training programme that is very comprehensive and well organised. I would recommend it to anyone getting involved in Educational Testing.
I completed the CCET and AAT courses this year. The course leaders were fantastic, they were really helpful both during and after the course. I would highly recommend Eirim.
Practical applications with well supported use of resources to teach/show/apply.
Extremely informative & practical.
Great to learn about something that translates exactly into real life experience.
Very useful to structure our existing intervention
Presented in a clear concise way
I enjoyed the practical parts of the session & role plays. Can’t wait to start using the approach at work.
Role play was very easy to understand and gave a lot of ideas for work
Very enjoyable and practical
Really enjoyed the session, and the opportunities for talk was informative and worthwhile
Practical, hands on experience was really helpful to understand the challenges that the children could face.
Relaxing yet engaging environment. Hands on practical side of LEGO club.
Practical ideas and the opportunity to hear more about the background to lego based therapy.
What an amazing and engaging day! Such practical and useful advice for inclusion.
I feel very informed about LEGO therapy & confident to lead this at school. I am further interested in using this area as a focus for my masters.
Excellent with plenty of breaks & laughs.
Useful strategies for practical use in schools
Great ideas for teachers
Excellent, very satisfied. Plenty of materials that will be very useful
Excellent value for money.
Great Examples and Very Knowledgeable Advice.
Excellent- clearly presented and explained- very well planned- really met my needs.
Examples were very useful.
Informative, clear, and well delivered.
Well worth attending, very useful.
A must for learning support teacher.
Excellent Rebecca was brilliant.
Eirim’s courses are all of the highest quality. Rebecca’s expertise is so apparent in her presentations and she always imparts the information in a clear and unambiguous manner. Thank you, Eirim!
Very helpful; gives me the confidence to start using this new test. Thanks
Very informative and worthwhile.