Felser Limited, UK
Title: PAGS® assessments: Profile, assessment and goal setting
Biography: Feliciea Jibson
Profile, Assessment and Goal Setting (PAGS®): PAGS® assesses the skills individuals need in order to be able to navigate their way through education, work and life. These skills underpin academic learning and without them, individuals struggle in the classroom, making the attainment of qualifications unnecessarily out of reach of many of our students. PAGS® supports users to develop these necessary skills in individuals. Learners may not show a developmental pattern in the acquisition of skills therefore significant gaps in the attainment of the individual can be missed, assuming that a certain level of performance was automatically credited from early skills. PAGS® is developed to work alongside any academic curriculum. PAGS® ® has been trialled in schools and colleges, specialist school for children with autism and also with selected individuals. The PAGS® questionnaires were completed by a teacher or by an adult who is familiar with the learner or by the learner. The results from the questionnaires were collated and provided in the form of a table, showing the strengths of the individual as well as their developmental needs. In doing this, the table shows areas that the learner would benefit from targeting in a developmental order. It has been developed to assist teachers in producing coherent, well-documented strategies and plans that consider the developmental stage of the learners. Expected outcome: We expect learners will increase their overall score (four areas) with 10-15% in 12 months trial, depending on diagnosis and additional learning difficulties or/medical conditions.We are following the learners enrolled on the trial for this academic year 2019-2020. We will measure social progress made by the individual. We will use Vineland scale- adaptive behaviour scale to measure the level of social adaptive functioning. Early detection of skills deficit enables a more rapid response to identified issues, through personalized and effective interventions, empowers stakeholders to develop functional skills, facilitates changes in social behaviours and academic learning that lead to better outcomes in life. PAGS® incorporates different therapies, cognitive development and learning theories binding them all together for the benefit of stakeholders. It can be used as self-assessment, and others (parent assessment, teacher's assessment and by different professionals). It can be used in any school and organizations.