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 1Aug 22, 2022 (9:00 am to 3:30 pm MDT)
Day 2Aug 23, 2022 (9:00 am to 3:30 pm MDT)
Day 3Aug 24, 2022 (9:00 am to 3:30 pm MDT)
$300.00 (CAD)
Location: Virtual
Session Code: 22-IE-003
Focus: Inclusive Education

Target Audience

Special Needs, Support and Classroom Teachers, Coordinators, 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. 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 learning opportunity is being subsidized through funding from Alberta Education.

About the Facilitator

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 has taught graduate courses for SFU, TWU, UBC and others and supervised both Masters and Doctoral student research.  He has acted as an “expert witness” in several B.C. Supreme Court cases involving special education.  He has done volunteer work overseas in both Nigeria and Haiti and was among the early responders after the Haiti earthquake.

He and his wife Sharon have four children, all (very grown-up) and three granddaughters.

Prior to COVID he and Sharon travelled extensively, enjoy sailing and walking their Boxer dog “Cuba”.