Academic Assessments

Learning to Conduct Special Education Evaluations

Center for Special Education Solutions, a SERESC Program

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Who Should Attend?

This round table discussion is designed for special education teachers and other school professionals who would like advanced understanding of academic assessments.

With Christina Flanders, Psy.D., NCSP

Christina Flanders is a nationally certified school psychologist and faculty member at Plymouth State University, where she instructs graduate students in the special education and school psychology programs to administer and analyze the results of individual achievement tests. Christina brings 11 years of experience working as a school psychologist, completing comprehensive assessments of cognitive and academic functioning for special education determination. In 2014 she was named the New Hampshire School Psychologist of the Year and was the president of the NH Association of School Psychologists in 2015-2016.

Content Description and Learner Outcomes

CONTENT DESCRIPTION

During this full-day round table forum Christina will provide an overview of statistics used in academic assessments, review new assessments tools, including correct scoring, administration and analysis of errors, and common mistakes made during administration of academic assessments. The conclusion of the day will end with tips for effective and useful report writing. Participants are encouraged to bring with them specific questions regarding administering academic assessments and writing reports.



LEARNER OUTCOMES

As a result of attending this forum, participants will learn to:


  • 1. Describe statistical terms used in academic assessments.
  • 2. Accurately score protocols, adhering to correct basals and ceilings for particular tests.
  • 3. Analyze patterns of errors in order to make appropriate instructional recommendations to the Team.
  • 4. Name at least 4 common errors made by evaluators during academic assessments.
  • 5. List the important components of an effective written report.

Schedule July 13, 2016

8:30 am........................Guest Check In, Setup, and Continental Breakfast

9:00 am........................Statistics Refresher and test administration skills

10:30-10:45 am...........Break

10:45am-12:00 pm.....Common errors made during administration and scoring protocols

12:00-12:30 pm...........Working Lunch and Networking at SERESC

12:30-2:00 pm.............Analyzing and interpreting test results

2:00-2:15 pm...............Break

2:15-3:30 pm...............Writing effective, useful reports; wrap-up

Registration, Additional Information

Check-in and continental breakfast starts at 8:30 am

Presentation starts at 9:00

Adjourn: 3:30 pm


Participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance for up to 5.5 contact hours.


COST: $150.00


Registration Closes on July 6, 2016. To inquire about available seats after this deadline, contact pat@seresc.net . Every effort will be made to accommodate your need.


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Location:

SERESC Conference Center


29 Commerce Drive

Bedford, NH 03110

603-206-6800


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