University of Edinburgh

Assessing and Monitoring the Writing Development of Deaf Learners

Presented on Tuesday 28 October 2008

Course evaluation summary

Number of Participants: 9
Number of Respondents: 9

Overall Assessment:

How would you rate the following:
Excellent = 1; Poor = 5

Enhancement to your expertise


Content and supplementary material


How will you use what you have learned today?

I will attempt to use Connie Mayer's writing assessment tool using texts from my learners. I will also reflect on my teaching practice and use some of the strategies discussed today.
I will definitely use the material, and think about different ways to use it.
How to make more appropriate targets for IEPs. How to better analyse deaf pupil's writing.
Generally increased my awareness, knowledge and understanding of issues around deaf education.
Will assess pupils' writing. (2)
Today's course will assist our school in providing a thorough assessment of each pupil's writing, which we were planning to do anyway.'

How would you rate the following:
Excellent = 1; Poor = 5

Clarity of presentation


Pacing of course/event


What was best about the course/event?

Excellent material/presentation/activities. All participants were enthusiastic and helpful. Great chance to meet other professionals.
Interesting range of participants. Refreshing way to look at language.
Interactive activities. Presenter's knowledge of subject was impressive.
Small group, and opportunity to discuss what was covered in the 'lecture' by presenter.
Hands on activities.
The activities where discussion was available.
Can't say until I have put it to the test!
Clear, insightful presentation based on great material.

What, if anything, could have been improved about the course?

More Advanced analysis for language assessment.
Need it over a few sessions to internalise content.

Any other comments regarding the course?

I really enjoyed today. Thank you.
Would like more training of this type.
Very well organised. Clear supportive materials.
Thanks for a very informative day. I will use this assessment tool.
Lots covered in a thorough way.
Very enjoyable

Location and Venue

Excellent = 1 Poor = 5

Convenience of venue


Quality of venue


Heard about the course from:

At work.
SSC Course leaflet/mailout. (5)
SSC Website. (2)
From CPD Organiser.

What other CPD training would you like the SSC to provide?

Other 'Literacy Support' issues; deaf learners and 'academic English'
More courses on TEFL type strategies.
Enjoyed subject specific course - I found them more useful than more generic forums.

Outcomes Assessment

Chartered Teacher Standard components:
Very useful = 1 not useful = 5

your professional values and personal commitment


your professional knowledge and understanding


your professional and personal attributes