Beyond the Score

webinars

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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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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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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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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:

December 5, 2022 (12-1pm 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).

December 8, 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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