Learning Opportunity

Principles of Standardized Testing: Level B Assessment

This session has been completed.
* Another session available Nov 28th - 24-IE-220-CARC
Webinar will be recorded
Facilitator: Dave Carter

This is a multi-day event.

Day 1Nov 20, 2023 (9:00 am to 3:30 pm MDT)
Day 2Nov 21, 2023 (9:00 am to 3:30 pm MDT)
Day 3Nov 22, 2023 (9:00 am to 3:30 pm MDT)
Location: Virtual
Session Code: 24-IE-001-CARC
Focus: Assessment Inclusive Education

Target Audience


About this Learning Opportunity

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 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

This session addresses the LQS competencies

  • 2. Modeling Commitment to Professional Learning
  • 4. Leading a Learning Community

This session addresses the TQS competencies

  • 2. Engaging in Career-Long Learning
  • 3. Demonstrating a Professional Body of Knowledge

This learning opportunity is being subsidized through funding from Alberta Education.

About the Facilitator

Dr. David Carter

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... Read more »