Learning Opportunity

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

This session has been completed.
Facilitator: Dave Carter

This is a multi-day event.

Day 1Nov 21, 2012 (8:30 am to 4:30 pm MDT)
Day 2Nov 22, 2012 (8:30 am to 4:30 pm MDT)
Day 3Nov 23, 2012 (8:30 am to 4:30 pm MDT)
(includes lunch & workshop materials)
Location: Edmonton (ATA Barnett House)
11010 - 142 Street NW
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Session Code: 13-IE-008
Focus: Assessment Inclusive Education

Target Audience

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 with precision
  • Meeting district and Alberta Education guidelines

Participants will receive a Certificate of Completion indicating that they have completed 25 hours of training in Level B Assessment provided by Dr. Dave Carter.

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

About the Facilitator

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.