Learning Opportunity

Principles of Standardized Testing – Level B Assessment

This session has been completed.
Facilitator: Dr. Dave Carter

This is a multi-day event.

Day 1May 14, 2024 (9:00 am to 3:30 pm MDT)
Day 2May 15, 2024 (9:00 am to 3:30 pm MDT)
Day 3May 16, 2024 (9:00 am to 3:30 pm MDT)
Location: Virtual
Session Code: 24-IE-578
Focus: Inclusive Education

Target Audience

Learning Support Teachers, Classroom Teachers of Children with Diverse Needs

Also Recommended For

Administrators, Learning Coaches

About this Learning Opportunity

  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. Upon successful completion of this course, employers (school divisions etc.) accept the Certificate of Completion and permit the holder to administer, score and interpret Level B assessments. Acceptance of this or any such proof of training always remains with the employer, but acceptance has been virtually unanimous
  4. 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 addresses the LQS competencies

  • 2. Modeling Commitment to Professional Learning
  • 4. Leading a Learning Community

This session addresses the TQS competencies

  • 2. Engaging in Career-Long Learning
  • 3. Demonstrating a Professional Body of Knowledge
  • 4. Establishing Inclusive Learning Environments

This learning opportunity is being subsidized through funding from Alberta Education.

About the Facilitator

Dr. Dave Carter

Dr. Dave Carter has been an educator for more than 40 years, having worked as a grade 6 and 7 teacher, Learning Assistance Teacher (K-7), a school psychologist for grades K – 12, and a Director of Instruction for Student Services in both the Central Okanagan and Surrey, B. C. school districts.  Dave “semi-retired” in 2005 but has been active in other ways.  He... Read more »