Principles of Standardized Testing and Issues in Administration of Level B Tests

Registration closes:
Aug 15, 2017 at 10:00 am
Facilitator(s): Dave Carter
Date:
This is a multi-day event.
Day 1Aug 21, 2017 (8:30 am to 4:30 pm)
Day 2Aug 22, 2017 (8:30 am to 4:30 pm)
Day 3Aug 23, 2017 (8:30 am to 4:30 pm)
Cost:
$450.00
(includes lunch, which is not prepared in a nut/gluten-free environment)
Location: Edmonton (ERLC Office at Elmwood School)
Room 17/18, 16325 - 83 Avenue
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Course code: 17-IE-314

Who should attend

Special Needs Teachers and School Team Members

About this learning opportunity

Four major topics to be covered in the training sessions:

1. The three levels of testing and how they differ

2. The role of each level in educational assessment

3. The principles of standardized testing:

  • Provincial, national and international standards
  • Ethical test selection and use
  • Understanding measurement statistics
  • Understanding T-scores, Z-scores, percentile rank equivalents, age equivalents
  • How to compare standard scores
  • Interpreting test scores to parents, teachers and children

4. Pragmatic issues in test administration:

  • Choosing standardized tests
  • Establishing basals and ceilings
  • Scoring standardized tests with precision
  • Meeting District and Alberta Education guidelines 

You will receive a Certificate of Completion indicating that you have completed 25 hours of training in Level B Assessment provided by Dr. Dave Carter, which is accepted as proof of Level B competence.

This session is being offered on a cost recovery basis.

About the facilitator(s)

Dr. David Carter has been an educator for 35 years, having worked as a grade 6 and 7 teacher, a learning assistance teacher for grades K-7, a school psychologist for grades K-12, Director of Instruction (Student Support Services) in Central Okanagan School District #23, and most recently Director of Instruction (Student Support Services) in Surrey School District #36. Dave "semi retired" in 2005, and teaches courses for UBC, SFU, does psycho-educational evaluations, and consults to the B.C. Ministry of Education and the Attorney General of B.C. 

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