Understanding and using standardised assessment and standardised scores to support teaching and learning

Manchester: Wednesday 13th November 2019
Trainer: Richard Selfridge

Why attend?

How to become a databusting teacher: what every teacher should know about using standardised assessments and standardised scores to effectively support teaching and learning. 

  • Find out what every teacher should know about education data
  • Gain a full understanding of standardised tests and standardised scores
  • Take control of your use of education data

Bring a colleague for £50 + VAT! Register for two or more places and pay £50 + VAT for the extra places. 





Registration and coffee


Taking control of data

  • How did we get here?
  • What data should schools collect and why they should collect it
  • A framework for a data strategy which works for you   


Morning coffee


What every teacher should know about standardised tests 

  • What do we know about testing children?
  • The theory and construction of standardised tests
  • Common misconceptions about testing

12.30pm Lunch


Standardised Scores Masterclass

  • Understanding standardised scores
  • Using standardised scores efficiently and effectively
  • Moving beyond raw data


Afternoon tea


Developing a proportionate, efficient and sustainable approach to your data

  • What teachers should be doing
  • Traps to avoid
  • Maximising knowledge in minimal time


Review and reflect


Course ends

Richard Selfridge

An experienced primary school teacher, having taught in schools in London and Yorkshire, Richard Selfridge has written about education for the Guardian, the Times Educational Supplement, Schools Week and Teach Primary. He also presents regularly at national education conferences including Northern Rocks, Westminster Education Briefing, Schools Data Conference, ResearchED and the Festival of Education. A regular voice in national discussions about the use of data in education, Richard has worked closely with bodies responsible for education at a national level, most recently as a member of ASCL’s Expert Panel on Primary Assessment. He has also recently written a book about databusting for schools.

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