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EVALUATOR’S TOOLKIT: Getting the Most out of your Standardized Tests

Date: March 6, 2024 (12:00-1:00 pm CST)

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

This session will focus on getting the most out of standardized tests. Norm-referenced tests (NRT) provide insight into the learner, beyond just a standard score. This session will highlight the various data sources that can be pulled from the NRT.

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

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

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.

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EVALUATOR’S TOOLKIT: Introduction of the ECAD

Date: March 14, 2024 (12:00-1:00 pm CST)

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

Join us virtually with your favorite beverage to learn about the WJ IV Tests of Early Cognitive and Academic Development (ECAD). We will highlight the features and discuss possible uses. Please click on the link below and register:

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EVALUATOR’S TOOLKIT: Task Demands Analysis

Date: March 19, 2024 (12:00-1:00 pm CST)

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

Learn how to use task demands analysis on norm-referenced tests to examine the areas in which a student struggles. This data can help you write robust impact statements that explain a student's strengths and weaknesses.

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EVALUATOR’S TOOLKIT: A Basic Overview of Core-Selective Evaluation Process (C-SEP)

Date: March 27, 2024 (12:00-1:00 pm CST)

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

Thinking of using C-SEP but want to learn a little more about the model? This webinar is intended for the evaluator who has heard of C-SEP but does not have a strong understanding of the model. This webinar will provide a basic overview of C-SEP; highlighting the components of C-SEP and processes associated with its use. If you are curious about what C-SEP involves, be sure to join me for this basic overview.

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EVALUATOR’S TOOLKIT: Assessing Early Literacy Skills using the BEAS

Date: March 29, 2024 (12:00-1:00 pm CST)

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

This session will discuss the importance of early identification of foundational reading skills. This session will highlight early literacy skills. Additionally, the presenter will highlight a new assessment for measuring early literacy skills in young children.

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EVALUATOR’S TOOLKIT: Integrating Multiple Sources of Data

Date: April 4, 2024 (12:00-1:00 pm CST)

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

Learn how to incorporate informal, curriculum-based, and criterion-referenced data with norm-referenced scores to provide a complete picture of a student's intellectual functioning.

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

Date: April 5, 2024 (12:00-1:00 pm CST)

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.

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EVALUATOR’S TOOLKIT: But Do They Qualify?

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

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

What is the difference, or is there a difference between a student with borderline intellectual functioning and a slow learner and do they qualify for Special Ed services? This session will help clarify each of these often difficult to explain terms and will add support to our assessment findings as more and more students that are DNQs fall into these areas.

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BEYOND THE SCORE: Slow Learner or SLD?

Date: April 17, 2024 (12:00-1:00 pm CST)

Presenter(s): Edward K. Schultz, Ph.D.

Differentiating SLD from a “Slow Learner” is often difficult. This session will explore policy and practice implications of this process. Entitlements for students who do not qualify will also be discussed.

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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:

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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.

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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.

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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.

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