Principles of Standardized Testing & Issues in Administration of Level B Tests
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Principles of Standardized Testing & Issues in Administration of Level B Tests
Presented by: Dr. Dave Carter
Located at: Best Western Premier Calgary Plaza Hotel (formerly the Coast Plaza Hotel)
1316-33 Street NE, Calgary, AB
About the Session

AUDIENCE: LST's, Learning Coaches, BEST and Diversity Teachers doing Level B testing are encouraged to attend.

At the end of Level B sessions, participants will receive a certificate of completion. Participants must attend all 3 days of training to receive a certificate.

Participants will have met the following learning outcomes:

  • Develop in-depth understanding of the three Levels of testing and how they differ
  • Understand the role of each Level (A, B, and C) in educational assessment
  • An in-depth understanding of the principles of standardized testing, the international and provincial standards for Level B assessment, ethical test selection and use, understanding measurement statistics (standard deviation, T, z, standard and other score transformations, standard error of measurement, confidence intervals, etc.).
  • How to interpret Level B test scores to parents, teachers, and children
  • The important role of non-standardized tests.
  • How to choose tests, establish basal and ceilings, scoring with precision, meeting Alberta Guidelines.

At the conclusion of the course, participants will have the requisite skills to select, administer (after structured practice), score and interpret all Level B tests. Discussion includes such tests as the WIAT, WJPB, KeyMath, PPVT-IV, Alberta Diagnostic, GORT, etc.



About the Presenter(s)

Dr. Dave Carter has been an educator for more than 40 years, having worked as a grade 6 and 7 teacher, a learning assistance teacher (grades K - 7), a school psychologist (grades K - 12), a Director of Instruction in two large B.C. school districts, and an instructor at UBC, SFU, Trinity Western and San Diego State University. Dave “semi-retired” in 2005 and continues to teach courses at the graduate level, does in-service in both Alberta and B.C. and consults to the B.C. Ministry of Education on a range of topics (including special education and ELL). He and his wife Sharon have four grown children and two grandchildren.

Fee: $425.00

Includes: lunch daily