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Overview

Are you gearing up to administer your NRS post-tests for the year? Are you wondering about ways to streamline the process and make it more manageable? Planning is key!

The SABES Program Support PD Center (PSPDC) and Center for Educational Assessment (CEA) have teamed up with four program educators who will share their experiences and lessons learned from developing and implementing solutions to this year’s challenges related to planning, administering, and scoring NRS assessments remotely.

They will address, in specific terms: 

  • MAPT-CCR
  • BEST Plus 2.0
  • TABE CLAS-E

Questions? If you have specific questions regarding one or more of these assessments, please feel free to post them prior to the workshop in this Google Doc to help us plan in advance. If you need more information prior to the workshop, please contact Luanne_teller@worlded.org

Please note: This is not a training on becoming certified to administer NRS assessments. For more information on those trainings, please go to go to the NRS Assessments page on the SABES website or the SABES Calendar.

    Audience

    This professional development activity/course is designed for:

  • Program directors and certified NRS test administrators who would like to explore efficient ways to plan, administer, and score NRS assessments remotely
Description

In the fall, you likely found yourself tackling a new process of administering NRS assessments remotely. We have learned from those challenges, and many programs have found creative ways to plan for, administer, and score the assessments from a distance.

What do we know now that we didn’t know then? A lot! This 90-minute workshop will feature presentations from four panelists to help you start now, think ahead, and implement a plan that will enable you to capture as many of your learners’ measurable skills gains as possible.

April Zenisky from the CEA and PSPDC Director Luanne Teller will facilitate presentations from the following four panelists, with lots of opportunity for questions and answers:

  • Josh Cornehlsen, Holyoke Community College
  • Janet Fischer, Lawrence Public Schools Adult Learning Center
  • Sarah Poole, International Learning Center, YMCA of Greater Boston 
  • Jeannine Terra, Bristol Community College
    Learning Objectives

    Upon completion of this professional development activity/course, you will be able to:

  • Identify and implement at least three new strategies for streamlining and managing the process of administering NRS assessments remotely
Prerequisites

Participants will need to have familiarity with the NRS assessments administered at their programs, and an understanding of the steps before, during, and following test administration.

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Location

United States

PD Center
SABES Program Support PD Center
Topic Area
Assessment
Program Management