Principles of Standardized Testing – Level B Assessment - Online Session

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Facilitator(s): Dave Carter
This is a multi-day event.
Day 1Nov 19, 2020 (9:00 am to 3:30 pm MDT)
Day 2Nov 26, 2020 (9:00 am to 3:30 pm MDT)
Day 3Dec 03, 2020 (9:00 am to 3:30 pm MDT)
$225.00 (CAD)
Location: Virtual
Course code: 21-IE-230

Target Audience

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

About this learning opportunity

Please note: the webinar information (link and how to access the webinar) will be emailed to you 2 hours prior to the webinar start time (MDT). If you have not received the webinar link by then, please email



  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 a 45 minute lunch break each day, with breaks throughout each day at the discrection of the presenter. 


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

This session is being offered on a cost recovery basis.

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.