Project: EPs views towards standardised cognitive assessments
Standardised cognitive assessments form a core part of many Educational Psychologist’s (EPs) work. However, these tools are controversial and there are many questions around their use including:
- What are EPs views towards the use of standardised cognitive assessments?
- What are the alternatives?
How can you help?
Participation in this project is open to TEPs in Year 2/3 of their training and all UK and ROI-based EPs.
Please complete the online survey.
Recently there has been discussion about the use and purpose of standardised cognitive assessments within EP practice. However, there is a paucity of data around how many EPs use standardised cognitive assessments, their views on them, and what alternatives they use. There is also a lack of data on EPs views towards the training they received on the use of standardised cognitive assessments.
Patrick Langford (Waltham Forest Educational Psychology Service, Educational Psychologist)
- What are EPs and Trainee Educational Psychologist’s (TEPs) views towards the use of standardised cognitive assessments, including the reasons for their use?
- What are some of the alternative tools EPs and TEPs use to explore cognitive ability?
- What are EPs and TEPs views towards the training they received on standardised cognitive assessments?
This study involves the completion of an online survey that is available to TEPs in Year 2/3 of their training and all UK and ROI-based EPs. The survey takes approximately 10 minutes to complete.
Tuesday 12th October 2021