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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.

Project focus

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.

Lead researcher

Patrick Langford (Waltham Forest Educational Psychology Service, Educational Psychologist)

Research questions

  1. What are EPs and Trainee Educational Psychologist’s (TEPs) views towards the use of standardised cognitive assessments, including the reasons for their use?
  2. What are some of the alternative tools EPs and TEPs use to explore cognitive ability?
  3. What are EPs and TEPs views towards the training they received on standardised cognitive assessments?

Involvement

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.

What are EP views towards standardised cognitive assessments?

Deadline

Tuesday 12th October 2021



About Patrick Langford

Patrick (@psybrief) is a 3rd year Trainee Educational Psychologist at the Institute of Education UCL and Waltham Forest. His interests include consultation, trauma-informed practice, metascience, and open science

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