IO20-02 Level B Assessment and Testing
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IO20-02 Level B Assessment and Testing
Presented by: Dr. Dave Carter
February 25, 2020 | 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
February 26, 2020 | 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
February 27, 2020 | 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Location: Cordeau Centre-St. Jerome's School
4820 46 St, Vermilion, AB
Grade Level / Audience
Inclusive Education Teachers, Inclusive Education Leaders, Teachers, Administrators, System Leaders
About the Session

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.

Four major topics to be covered in these 3 day 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

Please note: participants must attend all three days of training to receive certification.

This learning opportunity is being offered through curriculum implementation funding from Alberta Education.



About the Presenters

Dr. Dave Carter

 Dave Carter has worked in education for 45 years.  He has been a classroom teacher (grades six and seven) a Learning Assistance Teacher (grades K - seven) and a school psychologist working in both regular schools and in a specialized program for children with severe autism.  He earned both a bachelor and masters degree in education and then a doctorate in educational psychology and special education from U.B.C.

Dave then went on to teach at the university level (graduate and undergraduate) and has taught for UBC, Simon Fraser, San Diego State, the University of Victoria, Royal Roads and Trinity Western.  He became Director of Special Education in the Central Okanagan School District and then Director of Instruction for the Surrey School District.  Now "retired" he continues to teach graduate courses for both Trinity Western and SFU and has supervised both masters and doctoral level students doing their research in special education.  He has consulted to the government of B.C., a number of school districts, done research in China, and provided "expert witness" testimony at the Provincial Supreme Court Level.  He and his wife Sharon have four children (all married) and three grandchildren (all girls).  They love travelling, their Boxer Dog, taking long walks, providing free babysitting and sailing.

Registration Deadline: February 20, 2020

Registration Fee: $450.00

Registration Notes:

Registration fee includes a continential breakfast and lunch for all 3 days.

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