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Assessment of Early Literacy and Mathematics Using the Battelle Early Academic Survey (BEAS)

Tammy Stephens, Ph.D.

Course Description. Join us virtually for a brief overview of the NEW Battelle Early Academic Survey (BEAS). This session will introduce the newest member of the Battelle family. The presenter will highlight the domains/subdomains, uses, standardization the battery, and digital components. Additionally, a conversation regarding the multiple uses will be discussed. Multiple session offerings are listed below (all repeating topic presentations cover the same content). Please click on the link, choose a date, and register:

October 17, 2022 (12-12:45 pm CST)
November 14, 2022 (12-12:45 pm CST)

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Introduction to the BDI-3

Tammy Stephens, Ph.D.

Course Description. Bring your favorite cup of coffee or tea and join us virtually for a brief overview of the NEW Battelle Developmental Inventory, Third Edition (BDI-3). This session will highlight the changes made to the battery (e.g., norms, test items, tests, etc.). Special attention will focus on changes made to each domain. Updated scoring and reporting features will also be highlighted. Multiple session offerings are listed below (all repeating topic presentations cover the same content). Please click on the link, choose a date, and register:

October 3, 2022 (12-1pm CST)
November 7, 2022 (12-1pm CST)
December 5, 2022 (12-1pm CST)

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Assessing Intellectual Development

Edward K. Schultz, Ph.D.

Course Description. IDEA allows identification of specific learning disabilities using a pattern of strengths and weakness. This pattern is relative to age, grade level standards, or intellectual development. This session will define “intellectual development” and its relationship to the definition of specific learning disabilities. Best practices in assessing intellectual development will be covered.

October 6, 2022 (12-1pm CST)

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Getting the Most Out of Your Use of Standardized Tests

Tammy Stephens, Ph.D. & Georgene Moon, M.Ed.

Course Description. In order to obtain the most viable information for understanding a student when using a norm-referenced, standardized test, the evaluator must interpret beyond the standard score. This session will discuss ways in which an evaluator can obtain a deeper understanding of the learner by analyzing student’s performance through multiple lenses (e.g., Relative Proficiency Index score, testing observations, task demands, etc.).

October 14, 2022 (12-1 pm CST)

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Integrating Dynamic Assessment into Your Assessment Practices

Tammy Stephens, Ph.D., & Georgene Moon, M.Ed.

Course Description. This session will introduce and discuss dynamic assessment practices and highlight the benefits of integrating such practices within every assessment. Dynamic assessment allows the evaluator to gain a deeper understanding of the learner for instructional programming.

October 28, 2022 (12:00-1:00 pm CST)

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Using the Battelle Early Academic Survey (BEAS) to Assess Early Literacy Skills in Young Children

Tammy Stephens, Ph.D., & Georgene Moon, M.Ed.

Course Description. This session will provide participants with guidance on using the BEAS to assess early literacy skills in young children. The presenter will discuss the components of early literacy and the importance of early learning. The literacy components of the BEAS will be introduced.

November 18, 2022 (12:00-1:00 pm CST)

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Introduction to the WMLS III

Tammy Stephens, Ph.D.

Course Description. Join us 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). Multiple session offerings are listed below (all repeating topic presentations cover the same content). Please click on the link, choose a date, and register:

Oct. 19, 2022 (12-1pm CST)

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Knowing When to Ask More Questions: Tips for Conducting

Tammy Stephens, Ph.D.

Course Description. This session will provide information related to the use of the interview as a part of the evaluation process. We will examine the need for more in depth information as part of the data gathering process, both before and during the evaluation process. Parents and teachers often do not understand the importance of this information and its use in our reports and when scheduling time for an additional interview, this can be better explained. Were the parent and teacher information forms comprehensive enough? Were the school forms filled out completely? Did the parent need help completing the form and did they get this help? Did the teacher skip questions or provide minimal information? Different types of interviews will be discussed and tips for scheduling and conducting interviews in person or by phone will be shared and demonstrated.

October 21, 2022 (12:00-1:00 pm CST)

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Introduction to the ECAD

Tammy Stephens, Ph.D.

Course Description. 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. Multiple session offerings are listed below (all repeating topic presentations cover the same content). Please click on the link below and register:

October 26, 2022 (12-1pm CST)

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Professional Judgment: What It Is & How to Defend and Grow It

Georgene Moon, M.Ed., & Tammy L. Stephens, Ph.D.

Course Description. During this session we will define and highlight the role professional judgment plays in the assessment process. The presenters will provide recommendations for defending your professional judgment and ways to expand it.

December 2, 2022 (12:00-1:00 pm CST)

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Using Your Referral Question to Drive Assessment and Test Planning

Course Description. This session will explore the data collection and analysis process to develop a targeted referral question to use to develop an assessment plan and a testing plan. This session will highlight various reasons for referral (e.g., dyslexia, dysgraphia, math calculation, etc.) and discuss appropriate Assessment and Testing Plans. Resources will be provided to attendees on various assessment bundles corresponding to referral questions.

November 9, 2022 (12:00-1:00 pm CST)

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Understanding the Use of CALP Scores When Measuring Language Proficiency for All Students

Course Description. We typically think of CALP or Cognitive Academic Language Proficiency scores as measures of academic language relating to LEP/ELL students as a measure of second language acquisition and the quality of language exposure. In this session, will examine the use of CALP scores as we consider the impact of language development for all students. Knowing that there has been data of the 30-million-word gap in children from low socio-economic groups and now as we see children who are exposed to more technology devices instead of language exposure from parents at all socio-economic levels; CALP consideration is even more important in our assessments. This session will discuss interpretation of CALP scores and their use in our reports for SLD.

December 9, 2022 (12:00-1:00 pm CST)

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A Case Study - Targeted Assessment Practices

Course Description. This session will introduce a case study from referral to decision-making. The presenter will discuss key aspects to conducting a targeted assessment and testing plan. Emphasis will be placed on the importance of using a preponderance of data and a variety of assessment tools and strategies.

December 16, 2022 (12:00-1:00 pm CST)

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A Conversation - All Things WJ IV

Tammy Stephens, Ph.D.

Course Description. Do you have questions about the WJ IV products or Riverside Score? This session is an opportunity for you to engage in a conversation regarding all things WJ IV. Have questions answered and learn about the resources available to help facilitate your evaluation. Submit your questions/comments prior to the session or during the live session.

October 11, 2022 (12:00-1:00 pm CST)

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A Conversation – All Things ECAD

Tammy Stephens, Ph.D.

Course Description. Do you have questions about the ECAD product or Riverside Score reporting? This session is an opportunity for you to engage in a conversation regarding all things ECAD. Have questions answered and learn about the resources available to help facilitate your evaluation. Submit your questions/comments prior to the session.

October 18, 2022 (12:00-1:00 pm CST)

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All Things Riverside Score

Tammy Stephens, Ph.D.

Course Description. Come join us for a journey through the Riverside Score platform. This session will highlight the features and resources available within the Riverside Score platform.

October 7, 2022 (12:00-1:00 pm CST)

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A Conversation – All Things BDI-3

Tammy Stephens, Ph.D.

Course Description. Do you have questions about the BDI-3 product, scoring, or reporting? This session is an opportunity for you to engage in a conversation regarding all things BDI-3. Have questions answered and learn about the resources available to help facilitate your evaluation. Submit your questions/comments prior to the session.

October 20, 2022 (12:00-1:00 pm CST)

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Getting the Most out of the WJ IV

Tammy Stephens, Ph.D.

Course Description. Interpreting student’s WJ IV results at the standard score and percentile level is just the tip of the iceberg. The WJ IV offers much more in-depth analysis procedures to understand the learner. This session will take evaluators below the surface level to investigate the additional interpretive options (e.g., RPI, task demand analysis, intra-variation procedures) available for the WJ IV.

November 10, 2022 (12:00-1:00 pm CST)

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Diving into the WJ IV Manuals

Tammy Stephens, Ph.D.

Course Description. This session will provide a surface level review of the key information found within the WJ IV manuals. Special education policy mandates that tests be “administered in accordance with any instructions provided by the producers of the assessments” (IDEA, 2002). Join us to review important components of the guidance provided by the authors of the tests by reviewing the manual.

November 30, 2022 (12:00-1:00 pm CST)

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Diving into the WMLS III Manual

Tammy Stephens, Ph.D.

Course Description. This session will provide a surface level review of the key information found within the WMLS III manual. Special education policy mandates that tests be “administered in accordance with any instructions provided by the producers of the assessments” (IDEA, 2002). Join us to review important components of the guidance provided by the authors of the tests by reviewing the manual.

December 6, 2022 (12:00-1:00 pm CST)

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Introduction to the BDI-3 Spanish

Tammy Stephens, Ph.D.

Course Description. Bring your favorite cup of coffee or tea and join us virtually for a brief overview of the NEW Battelle Developmental Inventory, Third Edition Spanish (BDI-3). This session will highlight the changes made to the battery (e.g., norms, test items, tests, etc.). Special attention will focus on changes made to each domain. Updated scoring and reporting features will also be highlighted. Multiple session offerings are listed below (all repeating topic presentations cover the same content).

November 15, 2022 (12:00-1:00 pm CST)
December 8, 2022 (12:00-1:00 pm CST)

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