Learning Opportunity

Principles of Standardized Testing – Level B Assessment

Registration closes:
Oct 18, 2024 at 4:00 pm MTN
Webinar will be recorded
Facilitators: Dr. Dave Carter

This is a multi-day event.

Day 1Oct 22, 2024 (9:00 am to 3:30 pm MDT)
Day 2Oct 23, 2024 (9:00 am to 3:30 pm MDT)
Day 3Oct 24, 2024 (9:00 am to 3:30 pm MDT)
Location: Virtual
Session Code: 25-IE-004
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 session is being offered on a cost recovery basis.

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 »