The University of Birmingham is providing training in educational testing leading to fulfilment of requirements for the British Psychological Society (BPS) Test User: Educational (Ability and Attainment) (formerly known as the Certificate of Competence in Educational Testing; CCET). On successful completion of this course, participants are eligible to apply to the BPS for test user certification and an entry on the Register of Qualifications in Test Use (a separate fee is payable to the BPS for initial certification and register entry).
This course will equip participants to select, administer, score and interpret educational tests and is suitable for individuals working in any educational sector, including higher and further education, who use tests as part of their practice. Many test publishers now recognise this qualification for appropriate test purchase purposes.
The approach is competency-based and no prior qualifications are needed. Some of the BPS competencies overlap with the criteria required by the Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ) for heads of centre to select individuals who are professionally competent to carry out assessments for access arrangements.
The course will be delivered via three all day seminars, supported by web-based materials and resources. Participants enrolled for the three day course will also have six months electronic access to the University of Birmingham’s extensive e library in order to support their work towards meeting the competencies. Participants will be expected to do some follow up work in order to provide a case study of an assessment carried out with a child, young person or adult. The course tutors are chartered educational psychologists with many years experience related to assessment and testing in all sectors of education, together with experience of delivering the BPS test competencies to previous cohorts of students at the University of Birmingham.
The course will be delivered over three Saturdays in June and July 2013.
Day 1 Introduction to Administering and Scoring Tests
Saturday 15 June 10 - 4pm
Day 2 Test Theory and Underlying Principles of Psychometric Testing
Saturday 29 June 10 - 4pm
Day 3 Interpreting and Reporting the Outcomes of Educational Tests
Saturday 6 July 10 - 4pm
Successful completion of Day 1 leads to fulfilment of requirements for the British Psychological Society Assistant Test User: Educational.
Successful completion of Days 1, 2 and 3 days leads to fulfilment of requirements for the British Psychological Society Test User: Educational (Ability and Attainment), formerly known as CCET, the Certificate of Competence in Educational Testing.
Morning and afternoon refreshments will be provided. Please bring your own lunch.