Dynamic Assessment (DA) is an interactive approach to testing which combines assessment and teaching within a single assessment procedure. It focuses on the learner’s ability to respond to intervention and the level of support required by the assessor. In my talk, I will focus on what differentiates DA from teaching and from standardised testing and present a model of how it can be used in the classroom. The session will also include a brief review of the research that has been done on using DA with deaf populations. Together with the audience, I will then explore practitioners’ experience with DA, if/where they see its place in their own practice, what area of language and literacy assessment they (would) find it useful for, and what materials would be helpful for practitioners to carry out DA.
Webinar: Using Dynamic Assessment with Deaf Children – What it is and why it is useful for practitioners:
This webinar will be of interest to Teachers of the Deaf (ToDs), Speech & Language Therapists, and Teaching Assistants.
Presenter: Dr Wolfgang Mann, Reader in Special and Inclusive Education at the University of Roehampton (London)