Institute of Education


Conference on the assessment of language and literacy skills

9:00 am to 4:00 pm, 08 September 2017

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Event Information

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Elvin Hall, UCL Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way, London WC1H 0AL

The UCL Centre for Inclusive Education is pleased to invite you to a conference on the topic of language and literacy skills assessment as informed by academic research and evidence-informed practice.

The conference is aimed at teachers and specialist teachers, at both primary and secondary level.

Presentations and interactive workshops will address key areas such as:

  • the challenges of assessment
  • dynamic assessment of spelling
  • assessment to intervention for handwriting difficulties: practical strategies
  • reading comprehension: practical strategies for assessment and intervention, and,
  • is the phonic screening check working?

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Professor Anna Barnett (Oxford Brookes)
  • Gill Brackenbury, UCL Institute of Education (IOE)
  • Professor Julie Dockrell (IOE)
  • Rachel Ellman (IOE)
  • Rosanne Esposito (IOE)
  • Professor Jane Hurry (IOE)
  • Professor Jonathan Solity (Oxford Brookes)
  • Professor Morag Stuart (IOE)
  • Dr Angela Webb (National Handwriting Association)

Tickets and registration

Early bird tickets at £137 are available until 31 July. Full price tickets are £175. SENJIT members can book tickets at a discounted rate of £95. Lunch will be included.

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Event contact

Email: Dean Crow at d.crow@ucl.ac.uk
Tel: +44(0) 20 7612 6305

Image: John Morgan (CC BY 2.0)


Elvin Hall, UCL Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way, London WC1H 0AL