Using computerised assessment to help children with problems in learning

International School of Geneva – Friday, 18 May, 2001*

University College Dublin – 8 June, 2001

This specialist half-day training event is designed for teachers who are already using or who are considering adopting computerised assessment methods to identify children’s learning problems, implement teaching and monitor children’s progress. The event will be of interest to learning support teachers, and special needs coordinators, as well as class teachers in primary and secondary schools. The main focus will be on interpreting and applying the results obtained from CoPS and LASS, which are the principle computer-based diagnostic assessment systems.The event will include practical work and discussion involving case studies.

*This day is part of the ECIS Schools’ Special Needs Weekend at the International School of Geneva, from 18 – 21 May, 2001.


Dr Chris Singleton

(1) Introduction Advantages of computerised assessment / CoPS and LASS Junior and Secondary / Strategies for administering computerised tests.

(2) Interpreting results
– Understanding cognitive profiles / Individual strengths and weaknesses / Integrating results with other data / Developing individual education plans / Programmes of learning / Pupils with unusual profiles

(3) Teaching methods –
Implementing teaching strategies / Remediating cognitive weaknesses / Training programmes / Monitoring pupil progress / Re-assessment issues.

(4) Plenary
– Discussion of outstanding issues / Technical problems / Troubleshooting.

BOOKING INFORMATION (OnLine Booking Available)

The training day runs from 1400 to 1730 with registration from 1315 – 1355. An informal buffet lunch will be available, and a choice of refreshments will be offered throughout the day. The conference programme and joining instructions / map will be supplied to each applicant.

The inclusive cost for the Geneva day is £75 (approx. SFr195, US$115) per delegate – please note that some concessions are available for full-time unwaged students, previous IPS course delegates, group bookings and delegates booking more than one IPS conference / training day in the academic year. At UCD Dublin, the cost is £65 (Sterling) or Ir£82 approx. If you are unable to pre-pay, and ask us to invoice your institution, local council / education authority, NHS Trust etc. we will need your completed booking form and an official purchase order or capitation order quoting the full course price together with details (direct phone number etc.) of the person responsible for arranging payment. We also accept Visa / Access / American Express credit cards plus Delta, Switch and Electron.

Please use a separate booking form for each person attending – (OnLine Booking). Cancellations will be accepted until 10 days prior to the course subject to a 50% cancellation fee, both on pre-paid and invoiced course fees. After this date we will be unable to refund course fees, either paid or due, but substitutions of delegates will be accepted on condition that IPS receives full written notice of cancellation and new delegates’ names before the course date. If you let us know of any special requirements i.e. wheelchair access, hearing aid remote microphones, special dietary requests etc. as soon as possible before the conference date, we will do our best to help.

Course Co-ordinator
IPS (International Psychology Services)
17 High Street, Hurstpierpoint, West Sussex, England BN6 9TT

Tel. 01273 832181 Fax 01273 833250
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