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Principles of Standardized Testing – Level B Assessment - Online Session 3

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Facilitator(s): Dr. Dave Carter
This is a multi-day event.
Day 1Jun 22, 2020 (9:00 am to 3:00 pm)
Day 2Jun 23, 2020 (9:00 am to 3:00 pm)
Day 3Jun 24, 2020 (9:00 am to 3:00 pm)
Location: Virtual
Course code: 20-IE-424

Target Audience

Special Needs, Support and Classroom Teachers, Coordinators, Administrators, Learning Coaches

About this learning opportunity

Upon registering, you will need to enter the code: levelb-erlc in order for the fee to be adjusted to $175. 

  1. A handout will be emailed to you prior to the session
  2. In order to receive a certificate, you must attend all 3 days of training
  3. There will be an hour lunch break each day


Participants will:

  • Understand the 3 levels of testing and how they differ and the role of each level in assessment
  • Key Principles of testing including:
    • Provincial, national and international standards
    • Ethical test selection and use
    • Understanding measurement statistics
    • Understanding standard Scores, T scores, Z scores, percentiles ranks, grade and age equivalent
    • How to interpret standard scores
    • Interpreting test results to parents, children and teachers
    • Choosing tests with precision
    • Understanding measurement error, confidence intervals

About the facilitator(s)

Dr. Dave Carter has been an educator for 40 years, having taught grades 6 and 7, been a Learning Assistance teacher, school psychologist (K-12) and Director of Special Education in two B.C. school divisions. Dave "semi-retired" in 2005 but continues to be very active in school work. Since retiring he has taught courses for U.B.C. and S.F.U., supervised doctoral students (S.F.U.) and also supervised school psychology interns (U.B.C.). He continues to do psycho-educational evaluations and has done recent volunteer work in Nigeria and Haiti.