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Enhancing Assessment Practice30 creditsMaster of EducationOnlineValidated by Middlesex University

Enhancing Assessment Practice will extend your knowledge of cognitive processing skills and difficulties, and associated psychometric assessment tools, gained in the
Certificate of Competence in Educational Testing. You’ll learn to critically examine your current assessment practice, further your knowledge of the tests and assessments available and gain a broader range of assessment feedback and report-writing techniques.

Going beyond the initial act of assessment, you will develop different models of practice for identifying high incidence need-types, and enhance your skills in identifying and communicating recommendations for learners to other stakeholders within their setting.

This module is a core module on our Masters in Educational Assessment, but when combined with other modules can also be completed as part of one of our other Masters programmes: SEND & InclusionInclusive Educational LeadershipAutism, or Pastoral Care.

Why take this module?

Choose this module and:

  • Extend your competencies for educational testing
  • Learn how to administer an extended range of tests
  • Boost your confidence in dealing with a complex range of students’ needs
  • Learn to combine results from multiple sources to create a holistic understanding of learners’ needs
  • Achieve 30 level 7 credits that you could put towards further study on one of our Postgraduates programmes: SEND and Inclusion or Inclusive Educational Leadership

Cohorts begin in January, May, or September.

The next cohort begins on 15 September 2024. Book and enrol before 15 September 2024 to join our next cohort.

How will you benefit?

This module will benefit you and your setting in a wide variety of ways. Over the duration of the course, you will:

  1. Enhance your professional practice and the skills you can bring to your setting, by learning how to use an extended range of approaches and tests for assessing and reporting different learner needs
  2. Be able to take the lead on testing and assessment in your setting by critiquing current educational assessment practice and psychometric test administration and making recommendations for the future
  3. Meet the needs of all students in your setting by developing the skills to select, administer and interpret test scores from a range of tests for cognitive, attainment and social-emotional needs
  4. Build your profile across your setting by developing your skills in communicating feedback and recommendations through report-writing and oral feedback to test takers, their parents and other educators

The module content

  • Administering an extended range of tests
  • Making appropriate use and interpretation of test results
  • Complexity in assessment practice
  • Administering tests through direct or remote delivery
  • Making appropriate use and interpretation of test results
  • Competence with a range of profiles of need
  • Developing approaches to reporting

How will you be assessed?

Your assessments will consist of the following:

  • Self evaluation questionnaires for you to check your knowledge and understanding throughout the module
  • Three assessed tasks:

Reflective Analysis (2,000 words): Reflective critique of a previously completed, recent, assessment report identifying areas of practice development.

Practice Analysis (2,000 words): Critique of video evidence of educational assessment administration involving psychometric tests to demonstrate development of practice.

Critical Analysis (2,000 words): Comprehensive written report of an assessment including at least two administered psychometric tests, with an accompanying reflective critique of the assessment and report.

How is the module delivered?

  • Our courses are delivered through Campus Online, our unique provision for online learning.
  • Campus Online allows you to study at your own pace, without the need to travel, or commit to particular dates or times. Log in to access your study materials, contact your personal tutor for support, connect and network with other delegates and make use of the extensive resource library.
  • You can easily track your progress throughout the course and submit your work and evidence of assignments for feedback.

Who is this course designed for?

It is expected that delegates starting this module will have already completed the Certificate of Competence in Educational Testing (CCET) either studied individually, or as part of the Certificate of Competence in Educational Testing, Assessment and Access Arrangements (CPT3A). 

You will need to be working in an educational setting for this module. If you aren’t currently working in an educational setting you will need written permission from a senior member of staff to regularly access a setting.

Are you based in an international setting?

This module is available online and can therefore be completed anywhere in the world. The programme content is designed and written with both UK and international settings in mind.

Please click here for advice on payment options and other information relevant to those studying outside of the UK.

How much does it cost?

We offer a flexible range of fees to suit you:

  • A one-off payment of £1,495 + VAT 
  • Three instalments of £523 + VAT
  • Ten instalments of £162 + VAT

For further information please visit our payment FAQ page.

Speak to us on +44(0)1273 358080 or make a booking.

When does the course start?

Cohorts begin in January, May, or September.

The next cohort begins on 15 September 2024. Book and enrol before 15 September 2024 to join our next cohort.

As it takes time to process your application and payment, we strongly recommend that you register as soon as possible, so that you don’t miss the next intake.

Please note: This course is currently subject to approval.

How long does it take to complete the course?

You will have up to a year to complete this course. 

We do understand, however, that circumstances can arise that could prevent the course from being completed during this time. If this is the case, an extension can be arranged in conjunction with the admin team and your tutor.

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