Profiler Research Bulletin: Dec 2017

In this issue:

• We’re gonna need a bigger data set – This article explores big data sets, and when and why they are needed.
• Fireside chat highlight – Here we recap this years Fireside Chats, and tell you how you can access these for free.
• Criterion-based assessments – Explores the Criterion-based assessments included in the SENCO/ALN Profiler.
• Maths and Dyslexia – In this article Dr Smythe uses Profiler data to compare and contrast similar questions presented in different format, differentiated by levels of reading difficulties.
• Working Memory and Dyslexia – This article explores the specific relationship between Working Memory and Dyslexia.
• Reading Comprehension – Looking at comparing and contrasting reading assessments to identify the best method of effectively measuring reading comprehension amongst those who do not have good literacy skills including multilingual individuals.

Profiler Research Bulletin: May 2017

In this issue:

• Understanding Mental Health – This article explores the co-occurrence and interrelationship between mental health and disabilities.
• The Big Three – Here we explore the co-occurrence of ‘The Big Three’ – Anxiety, Depression and Panic Attack.
• Understanding Back Pain – Looking at the link between back pain and mental health.
• Jobs, Mental Health and Back Pain Issues – This article looks at the impact of having both a mental health condition and back pain, and the affect this has on getting a job.
• Dyslexia and Mental Health – In this article we look at the co-occurrence between Dyslexia and Mental Health issues.
• Working Memory and Study Skills – Looking at the relationship between Working Memory and Study Skills using data available through Profiler.
• Dyslexia Profiler – Here Caroline Budziṅska-Ouni explores Dyslexia Profiler data, specifically looking at the gender split and age distribution.
• Dyslexia Through the Ages – Exploring whether the percentage of individuals identifying themselves as dyslexic has always been the same.
• Predicting Ability – Here we look at whether we can use scores from one test to predict ability in another.
• Cracking the code in Sound Letter Correspondence – Exploring sound letter correspondence and whether all words are equally difficult, or are some words easier than others.
• Profiler Typing Test – This article discusses how we measure typing skills.
• A Paradox in Population Means – Commentary on why these are not as simple as they may seem.
• The Reliability of Reliability – Here we look at the importance of reliability and the use of Alpha to measure this.

 

Profiler Research Bulletin: March 2017

In this issue:

  • Real world data
  • Data can help deliver better job outcomes
  • Home challenges
  • Mental Health and Dyslexia
  • Confidence in interview skills
  • Appearance in interviews
  • Confidence in asking for help
  • Matrix reloaded
  • Bullying in schools in South Africa
  • Profiler analytics
  • Projects with Purpose
  • Profiler Partnerships

 

 

Profiler Research Bulletin: Nov 2016

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In this issue:

  • Understanding standard scores
  • Understanding the tests – Keyboard Familiarity
  • Dyslexia+ Exploring the psychometrics
  • Project Snapshot – The Soweto Bullying Project
  • Big Data, Little Data – A commentary
  • Schools Profiler: Schools WANTED

 

 

 

Profiler Research Bulletin: July 2016

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In this issue:

  • Unlocking potential: a review of education in prison
  • Data exploration – Understanding differences in Falmouth
  • The SA Syllables Report
  • Ten myths about dyslexia
  • Piloting the Polish Profiler
  • Stereotypes or Gender Bias
  • Recent Publications

Profiler Research Bulletin: April 2016

In this issue:

  • Statistically significance and the p-value
  • Composite Scores and their use within Profiler
  • Spelling – Getting it right
  • Disability Tracking
  • Understanding Disabilities
  • Data Analytics and R
  • Forthcoming Webinars
  • P-values web sites

Profiler Research Bulletin: January 2016

In this issue:

  • Small data for big impressions
  • The influence of spelling skills on typing ability
  • Gender differences in spelling across the grades
  • Spelling case studies
  • Understanding box plots
  • Acceptable spelling of new words
  • Spelling new words – a developmental process?
  • Webinars

Profiler Research Bulletin: October 2015

In this issue:

  • Impact of gender and language on ADHD screening in TVET colleges in South Africa, by Gerald Williamson
  • The language in maths, by Patryk Pagacz
  • Tools to use for data analysis, by Dr Ian Smythe
  • Making choices around pupil acceptance, by Motlhatlhedi A and Geel PA
  • Gender bias in SpLD, by Suzanne McCarthy
  • Prioritisation in spelling error feedback, by Dr Ian Smythe
  • Working memory test normalisation, by Dr Ian Smythe
  • Development of an online literacy screening and assessment protocol of
    multilingual learners in Malta, by Chris Bugeja
  • Confidence limits webinar
  • Data analytics videos
  • Recent publications

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