Overview

Tier 1

Tier 2

Tier 3

Tier 4

 

Supporting your struggling learners Tier 3

 

Tier 3 - Proficient: Learn how to identify and assess a student’s cognitive ability, academic achievement, cognitive skills and social-emotional learning

 

Our workshops

Tier 3 Proficient – Addressing the Barriers to Learning in Education (ABLE) workshop

Implement special education tools into your practise

$1100 – 20% off if you bring a friend (both)

Identify the needs of your most struggling learners with our practical workshop ABLE - Addressing the Barriers to Learning in Education.

This two-day workshop is designed to support and upskill primary and secondary teachers, special educators and learning support staff to help assess a student’s cognitive ability, academic achievement, cognitive skills and social-emotional learning.

At this workshop, you’ll learn:

  • the key facets of administration, scoring, interpretation and reporting using various assessment tools
  • how to put your knowledge into practice by using our most popular user-level B assessments, while supervised by experts

Once you’ve completed the training, you’ll be accredited to use our gold-standard user-level B assessments, including the WIAT-III, that will help you understand and support the needs of struggling learners.

 

Day 1 – Understanding Scores in Special Education (with Professor John Munro)

You’ll learn:

  • Descriptive statistics
  • Comparing sets of scores in classroom
  • Understanding measures of spread, ordinal data, z and t scores and normative distribution
  • Reliability and validity in psychometric assessments

Please note that Day 1 is compulsory for any teacher or special educator at User Level T wishing to upskill to User Level B. For special educators and clinicians already at User Level B or above, Day 1 is an excellent ‘refresher’ day for understanding statistics and scores.

 

Day 2 – Practical application of psychometric assessments (with Stewart D’Silva).

While getting hands-on with the WIAT-III, you'll learn:

  • General administration principles and practice
  • Scoring principles and practices
  • Basic interpretation considerations
  • Ethical considerations
  • WIAT-III resources for users

Please note that day 2 is compulsory for any teacher or special educator at User Level T wishing to upskill to User Level B. For special educators and clinicians already at User Level B or above, Day 2 is an opportunity to get hands-on the WIAT-III and learn about the basic aspects of administration, scoring, and interpretation.

Recommended for:

  • Pearson Clinical’s user level T wishing to upskill to user level B
  • For anyone that has successfully completed our introductory and competency workshop

Hear from one of our ABLE accredited teachers:

Every teacher should do this course to better equip themselves with the knowledge and understanding of standardised testing and the true meaning behind the scores. It has only made me become a better teacher, so I thank you for extending my professional capabilities.

Sarah Birrell
Teacher
Manly Vale primary school

 

*Prerequisites

To attend our ABLE workshop, you will need to register on our Pearson Clinical website www.pearsonclinical.com.au/accounts/create

You will be required to have an approved mentor to supervise your scoring and reporting of User Level B assessments. This mentor MUST be an existing user-level B or C and have at least 6 – 12 months experience using User Level B assessments. Both you and your mentor will have to sign an agreement with Pearson Academy to acknowledge the supervision requirements and expectations. Your mentor will be responsible for acknowledging you have completed the administration of at least 10 User Level B assessments in a “trial scenario”.

Please do not hesitate to send an email to info@pearsonacademy.com.au should you have any questions.

Pearson Academy reserves the right to reject any registrations that do not meet the criteria set out above.

Register now

 


 

Our courses are tiered from beginner to mastery, helping you build your experience and confidence as you teach.

Tier 1 - Beginner: An introduction to special education tools

 

Tier 2 - Competent: Learn about basic administration, scoring and interpretation guidelines of two of our most popular special education tools

 

Tier 3 - Proficient: Learn how to identify and assess a student’s cognitive ability, academic achievement, cognitive skills and social-emotional learning

 

Tier 4 – Mastery: Become an expert and learn how to administer, scoring, analyse results and monitor a student’s progress using the WIAT-III.


Pearson Clinical user levels explained

What is a user-level?

When you register with Pearson Clinical Assessment, you will be assigned an individual user-level. Your user-level is based on your profession and qualifications and is assigned to you upon submission of your registration. This determines what assessments you can order from Pearson Clinical Assessment.

A = No qualifications necessary

T = Teacher

B = Special Educator/Allied Health*

* Please note postgraduate training in advanced statistics, research methods and psychometric assessment use


Stewart D’Silva
Consultant Psychologist at Pearson Clinical

Stewart D'Silva is the Consultant Psychologist managing the Social-Emotional Learning and Special Education portfolio used by teachers, special educators and clinicians across Australia and New Zealand.

In addition, he works closely with teachers, special educators and leadership teams in schools across Australia and NZ to learn more about:

  • Best practice frameworks to support students that are struggling,
  • Best available tools available to screen, assess, intervene and monitor the progress of these students,
  • How to understand the information we collect in context of the child’s situation
  • Professional development opportunities to upskill special educators

Stewart is a registered psychologist in Australia and New Zealand and has years of experience in assessment and counselling work in primary, secondary, and tertiary education and private practice.