This one-day session is intended for those who have already completed training in Level B and/or are administering Level B tests in schools. Dave will start the day with a review of Level B specifically focussing on areas that can be problematic - consider this "brushing up on Level; B". The rest of the day will include time to answer pre-submitted questions, an open question and response time and finally any special topics that have been given to Dave or have come up during the day.... emphasis throughout will be on practical issues associated with Level B testing (including such tests as the WIAT, WJ, KTEA, KeyMath, Peabody, etc.)
The refresher day will include:
- selecting and using the most appropriate standard score transformations (what is best for what job?)
- special problems with the use of "non-equal interval" scores - how to avoid!,
- problems associated with the use of "composite scores",
- common sources of testing error in schools and how to minimize them!,
- the often forgotten hidden problems of vision and hearing,
- testing highly atypical subjects: "testing the limits" procedures, basal
- what basal?, perseveration during assessment, echolalia during assessment.
Registrants will be invited to submit specific questions/queries to Dr. Carter which will be addressed and supported throughout the day's conversations.
This learning opportunity is being offered through a grant from Alberta Education.
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.
May 19, 2021
Level B Assessment Trained/Certified Educational Personnel
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