Principles of Standardized Testing and Issues in Administration of Level B Tests
Aug 15, 2017 at 10:00 am
This is a multi-day event.
(includes lunch, which is not prepared in a nut/gluten-free environment)
Edmonton (ERLC Office at Elmwood School)
Room 17/18, 16325 - 83 Avenue
Who should attend
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
- Establishing basals and ceilings
- Scoring standardized tests with precision
- Meeting District and Alberta Education guidelines
You will receive a Certificate of Completion indicating that you have completed 25 hours of training in Level B Assessment provided by Dr. Dave Carter.
This session is being offered on a cost recovery basis.
About the facilitator(s)
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.