Beyond the Score: Introduction to the BDI-3
Presenter(s): Tammy L. Stephens, Ph.D., & Thomas Smith, & Cheryl Neithercott, BA
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:
May 10, 2021 (12-1 pm CST)
Beyond the Score: Taking the WHA?? Out of the W-Score: Measuring Growth
Presenter(s): Tammy L. Stephens, Ph.D.
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.
May 13, 2021 (12-1 pm CST)
Beyond the Score: Irreconcilable Differences: Splitting of Glr
Presenter(s): Tammy L. Stephens, Ph.D., & Johnnie Pettigrew, Ph.D.
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.
May 21, 2021 (12-1 pm CST)
Beyond the Score: Preparing for Your Interview: What You Need to Know
Presenter(s): Erin Pace, Ph.D.
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.
May 24, 2021 (12-1 pm CST)
A presentation focused on implicit biases. The presenter defines implicit biases and discusses ways in which they can play a role in the evaluation process.
Additionally, suggested practices to help limit implicit biases' influences in evaluator decision making is explored.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
In this session, evaluators will develop an understanding of reading acquisition.
The presenter will provide guidance and resources for use when identifying areas to assess for dyslexia and determining whether a disability exists.
Further, the presenter will provide guidance on writing results in an FIE and providing recommendations.
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.
An integral part of the C-SEP framework is organizing, integrating, and interpreting the multiple sources of data (MSD).
This session will provide guidance for establishing patterns of strengths and weaknesses through the triangulation of MSD. .
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.