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Upcoming Webinars

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


Presenter(s): Tammy L. Stephens, Ph.D., Cheryl Neithercott, BA, & Thomas Smith, BA

Description:
Bring your favorite cup of coffee or tea and 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. Presenters 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:

Date(s):
March 1, 2021 (12-12:45 pm CST)
April 5, 2021 (12-12:45 pm CST)
May 3, 2021 (12-12:45 pm CST)

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Beyond the Score: Introduction to the BDI-3


Presenter(s): Tammy L. Stephens, Ph.D., & Thomas Smith, & Cheryl Neithercott, BA

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.). We will also briefly discuss the pricing options. Multiple session offerings are listed below (all repeating topic presentations cover the same content). Please click on the link, choose a date, and register:

Date(s):
March 8, 2021 (12-1 pm CST)
April 12, 2021 (12-1 pm CST)
May 10, 2021 (12-1 pm CST)

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Beyond the Score: Remote Testing (RT) is Closer than You Think: Considerations & Tips for Planning & Conducting RT


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

Description:
During these unprecedented times, F2F testing is being questioned due the safety concerns to the evaluator and student. This session will examine the use of Remote Testing (RT) and provide considerations and tips to those who decide to move forward. It is a must-hear presentation for anyone who is concerned about future social distancing periods and who want to examine RT as a viable option. Demo videos of actual testing is provided. A free tips guide will be provided to attendees. THIS IS A REPEAT SESSION.

Date(s):
March 12, 2021 (12-1:30 pm CST)
April 9, 2021 (12-1:30 pm CST)

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Beyond the Score: Thinking Outside the Box: Early Childhood Assessments


Presenter(s): Johnnie Pettigrew, Ph.D.

Description:
With COVID-19 restrictions continuing, the sanitization of testing materials continues to be an important step in our evaluation process. Dr. Pettigrew will share information on how to analyze tasks common in an early childhood evaluation for sanitization purposes and for remote evaluations. Alternate materials that facilitate the task focus will be discussed.

Date(s):
March 18, 2021 (12-1 pm CST)

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Beyond the Score: C-SEP: A Refresher


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

Description:
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 of what C-SEP involves, be sure to join me for this basic overview.

Date(s):
March 23, 2021 (12-1 pm CST)

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Beyond the Score: Risk Factors, the Brain, and Behavior


Presenter(s): Staci Zolkoski, Ph.D., UT Tyler

Description:
During this session we will explore the “why” of behavior by identifying various risk factors students can experience. We will also look at how the brain develops and its impact on behavior.

Date(s):
March 24, 2021 (12-1 pm CST)

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Beyond the Score: Expanding Your Toolkit of Writing Assessments: Introduction to the TOWL-4 & the TEWL-3


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

Description:
Dysgraphia has gained attention and evaluators are in need of assessments focused on the assessment of writing. This session will highlight two writing assessments, the TOWL-4 and TEWL-3. A general overview will be provided.

Date(s):
March 25, 2021 (12-1 pm CST)

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Beyond the Score: Exploring and Understanding our Implicit Biases


Presenter(s): Joyce Jackson & Janice Curry

Description:
As evaluators, we impact the lives of students that we serve. Have you ever realized that our unconscious habits can impact our professional decisions? This session offers an awareness of how implicit bias exists in our everyday lives. Participants will leave with an understanding of how we need to ensure that, as we diagnose a disability, it is based on clear and thorough gathered facts about the student.

Date(s):
March 26, 2021 (12-1 pm CST)

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Beyond the Score: Introduction to the ECAD


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

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:

Date(s):
April 8, 2021 (12-1 pm CST)

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Beyond the Score: Working Smarter, Not Harder: Tearing Down the Silos and Streamlining the Assessment Process


Presenter(s): Tammy L. Stephens, Ph.D., Jessica Rueter, Ph.D., & Christine Woodbury, Ph.D.

Description:
Collaboration among educational specialists is key to providing students with the most appropriate educational programming; the same should be true within the assessment process. However, oftentimes our schools are set up in silos, resulting in the referral and assessment process being fragmented. This presentation will discuss ways in which educators and evaluators can work together within the RtI, referral, and assessment process to meet the needs of all students.

Date(s):
April 15, 2021 (12-1 pm CST)

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Beyond the Score: Overview of the Bateria IV


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

Description:
Join me virtually with your favorite beverage to learn about the Bateria IV. We will highlight the features and discuss the changes made from the III. Multiple session offerings are listed below (all repeating topic presentations cover the same content). Please click on the link below and register

Date(s):
April 16, 2021 (12-1 pm CST)

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Beyond the Score: Dynamic Assessment: What it is and How to Use it


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

Description:
SLD identification requires the use of a "variety of assessments and strategies." Dynamic assessment has a long history in special education and is a particularly useful strategy for English Learners. This type of assessment can be used in an FIE to gain further insight and link findings to instruction.

Date(s):
April 19, 2021 (12-1 pm CST)

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Beyond the Score: Introduction to the WMLS III


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

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:

Date(s):
April 23, 2021 (12-1 pm CST)

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Beyond the Score: Understanding Curriculum Based Measurements (CBMs): The Many Uses


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

Description:
During this session we will define and highlight various types of Curriculum Based Measurements (CBM). The presenter will also discuss numerous ways CBM can be used when making educational decisions.

Date(s):
April 27, 2021 (12-1 pm CST)

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Beyond the Score: Promoting Social and Emotional Learning (SEL)


Presenter(s): Staci Zolkoski, Ph.D.

Description:
During this session we will discuss social and emotional learning. Specifically, we will discuss what it is and why it is important to implement in schools.

Date(s):
April 29, 2021 (12-1 pm CST)

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Beyond the Score: Taking the WHA?? Out of the W-Score: Measuring Growth


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

Description:
During this session we will discuss the W-Score of the Woodcock-Johnson IV batteries. The presenter will explain the score and how it can be used to measure student growth. A discussion regarding its’ link to the Relative Proficiency Index (RPI) will also be presented.

Date(s):
May 13, 2021 (12-1 pm CST)

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Beyond the Score: Irreconcilable Differences: Splitting of Glr


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

Description:
As new research emerges, theories advance and morph. New research on CHC has emerged indicating the importance for splitting Glr into two (Gl and Gr). This presentation will discuss Glr, review the new research that has emerged, and discuss the rational for splitting it into two distinct G’s.

Date(s):
May 21, 2021 (12-1 pm CST)

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Beyond the Score: Preparing for Your Interview: What You Need to Know


Presenter(s): Erin Pace, Ph.D.

Description:
Are you nervous about your upcoming interview and unsure of how to prepare? We are here to help alleviate the stress you are feeling. In this session, Dr. Erin Pace, Special Education Coordinator in Irving ISD will share tips and strategies for preparing and surviving your interview. Join us for this interactive discussion.

Date(s):
May 24, 2021 (12-1 pm CST)

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Past Webinars - Audio and Docs

June 16, 2020

Addressing the COVID-19 Evaluation Backlog Using the C-SEP Framework

Beyond The Score Webinar material

Focuses on how the C-SEP framework is helpful in meeting the increased evaluation backlog due to COVID-19. We highlight timesaving techniques and provide suggestions for a more targeted assessment process, which reduces the time needed for testing and focuses on interpretation and instructional programming.



Supplemental Material

June 17, 2020

Organizing Multiple Sources of Data & Establishing a Focused Referral Question (FRQ) Using C-SEP

Beyond The Score Webinar material

A key component of conducting a targeted assessment using C-SEP involves gathering, organizing, and analyzing multiple sources of data. This webinar will focus on key recommendations for organizing the data and conducting preliminary analysis of patterns of strengths and weaknesses, ruling out exclusionary factors, and establishing a focused referral question to be used to plan a targeted assessment plan.



July 6, 2020

Beyond the Score: Fostering Childhood Resilience

Beyond The Score Webinar material

It is important to be cognizant of the implications COVID-19 and increased social unrest has had on our students’ resilience. As evaluators and educators, we must monitor and enhance a child’s physical and emotional wellbeing. Today’s children face a plethora of risks and educators are on the frontline of the defensive. To build childhood fortitude, the definition and characteristics of resilience are highlighted along with strategy recommendations for enhancing resilience.



July 15, 2020

Beyond the Score: Remote Testing (RT) Is Closer than You Think

Beyond The Score Webinar material

F2F testing is being questioned due to safety concerns of the evaluator and student. This session will examine the use of Remote Testing (RT) and provide considerations and tips to those who decide to move forward. It is a must-hear presentation for anyone who is concerned about future social distancing periods and who want to examine RT as a viable option. This was a repeat session with updated demo videos.



July 21, 2020

Becoming an Educational Detective in the Early Childhood Setting

Beyond The Score Webinar material

The webinar focuses on the detective skills used by the early childhood assessor in gleaning information from a variety of resources to determine eligibility. Dr. Johnnie Pettigrew shares strategies for analyzing records and gathering information when the assessor is not able to conduct face to face assessment. Dr. Pettigrew discusses several C-SEP skills, such as reviewing existing data and looking for a pattern across settings of early childhood assessment. Finally, she outlines considerations regarding virtual early childhood assessments



August 3, 2020

Dysgraphia, A Specific Learning Disability: An Essential Component of an FIE

Beyond The Score Webinar material

In this session, evaluators will develop an understanding of writing acquisition. The presenter will discuss the characteristics of dysgraphia and share tools which can be used within the dysgraphia evaluation and when determining eligibility. Additionally, the presenter will provide guidance for writing results in the FIE and making instructional recommendations.


August 5, 2020

Following Your ARD/IEP Agenda: A Basic Intro for Assuring Legal Requirements are Met

Beyond The Score Webinar material

This webinar is designed for first-year diagnosticians, new diagnosticians, and experienced diagnosticians wanting a quick review of the ARD/IEP process. The presenters will review the basic requirements of the ARD/IEP, review the various types of ARD/IEP meetings, and review legal requirements. The presenters will also highlight ways to encourage parental involvement and document interactions with parents. Finally, the presenters will highlight an ARD/IEP agenda which is easy to use and upload into a district’s IEP software system.



August 19, 2020

The 13th Amendment & the Possible Link to the School to Prison Pipeline

Beyond The Score Webinar material

In this session, the presenter discusses how the 13th Amendment may have attributed to disproportionality and the over representation of minority students in the disciplinary process. The 13th Amendment to the United States Constitution provides that "Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for a crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, in any place subject to their jurisdiction." This session is a continuation of Andre Banks' earlier BTS webinar that focused on Implicit Biases.



C-SEP Calendar