Beyond the Score


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BEYOND THE SCORE: Introduction of the WMLS III

Date: April 24, 2024 (12:00-12:45 pm CST)

Presenter(s): Tammy L. Stephens, Ph.D.

Join me with your favorite beverage for a virtual presentation highlighting the Woodcock-Munoz Language Survey, Third Edition (WMLS III). We will highlight the features of the test and discuss ways it can fit into various assessments (e.g., dyslexia or dysgraphia evaluations). Please click on the link to register:


BEYOND THE SCORE: Issues in Assessing Bilingual Students: One Size Does Not Fit All

Date: April 25, 2024 (12:00-1:00 pm CST)

Presenter(s): Dr. Pedro Olvera

In this webinar, we will delve into the reasons why traditional assessments often fail to provide accurate evaluations of bilingual learners. You will gain insights into the challenges that bilingual learners face during assessments and learn about best practices that can help ensure more equitable and effective evaluations. We will also explore practical strategies for assessing the language proficiency and academic abilities of bilingual learners in a fair and unbiased way. This webinar to be a valuable resource for improving the assessment process and promoting the success of bilingual learners.


EVALUATOR’S TOOLKIT: Coming Soon… A Sneak Peek at the WJ V

Date: May 3, 2024 (12:00-1:00 pm CST)

Presenter(s): Tammy L. Stephens, Ph.D.

The new WJ IV is being updated to a fully digital test battery. This session will provide a brief tentative update for the battery of tests. What to expect, and what to plan for. Please sellect your preferred date.


BEYOND THE SCORE: Accommodations for Specific Learning Disabilities

Date: May 8, 2024 (12:00-1:00 pm CST)

Presenter(s): Carrie Wick, M.A.

Learn how to determine which classroom accommodations to recommend for your student based on the data from task-demands analysis on norm-referenced tests and other sources of data.


EVALUATOR’S TOOLKIT: Recognizing the Warning Signs: Indicators for At-Risk Students

Date: May 10, 2024 (12:00-1:00 pm CST)

With the increasing issues of violence in the schools, this session will highlight important indicators that can be used by school personnel to provide proactive interventions to at-risk students. This session will review updated behavioral stats and preview a new at-risk screener, “Healthy Minds, Safe Schools” that can lead to early identification of these students. When registering, please select your date of attendance.


BEYOND THE SCORE: Qualifying for Other Health Impaired: What We Know

Date: May 15, 2024 (12:00-1:00 pm CST)

Presenter(s): Georgene Moon, M.Ed., & Tammy L. Stephens, Ph.D.

This session will be an opportunity for review as well as exploration into Other Health Impaired (OHI) Disabilities. We will cover our more typical OHI disabilities, as well as others that are not so typical, and some that you may not be aware of. We will also touch on which medical professionals are allowed to complete an OHI form and when a health management plan and involvement/IEP participation are required by the school nurse. Open participation to include questions as well as discussion of disabilities that many of us, to include your presenters, may not know about.