WEBINAR RECORDING: Conducting Assessments During COVID-19: Remote, Hybrid, and In-Person Testing Updates

Sponsored by the MGH Institute of Health Professions
The Brain, Education, and Mind (BEAM) Lab in the Center for Health and Rehabilitation Research

A portion of the proceeds from this webinar is dedicated to research on reading disabilities at the BEAM Lab.

Original Webinar Date and Time:
Wednesday, November 4, 2020
12:00 - 2:00 pm EST

Registration Fee
Fee includes full recording and comprehensive online folder of resources from publishers and practitioners.


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Full video recording of November 4th's Virtual Webinar with resources and slide decks.

Access to recording expires on June 1st, 2021.


Who should attend:
Speech-Language Pathologists
School Psychologists
Reading and Literacy Specialists
Special Education Teachers
Principals & Administrators
K-12 Teachers

Course Overview

On November 4th, 2020, BEAM Lab hosted a live virtual workshop for learners to gain timely information on the impact of COVID-19 on testing and diagnostic practices related to literacy skills. From this recording of the November 4th webinar, learn how practitioners whose roles involve testing of students using standardized tests can adapt their practices in the context of COVID-19. You will learn about digital options for administration of commonly used standardized tests, describe benefits and limitations of remote, hybrid, and in-person contexts for testing, and learn from practitioners who are implementing a range of testing practices during COVID-19.

Panelists representing publishers joined us from Pearson, Pro-Ed, PAR, Inc., and Brookes. The practitioner panel spanned neuropsychologists, SLPs, and school psychologists from public schools and private practice settings.

Upon purchase, a link with a password will be emailed to you to access the recording and all resources and slides provided by the publishers and practitoners. An evaluation link will be included to get your feedback.


Upon completion of the program, participants will be able to:

 1.  Understand test modifications and options for commonly used standardized tests of literacy-based skills in the context of COVID-19.

 2.  Understand the experiences of clinical practitioners in assessing students in the context of COVID-19.

 3.  List relative benefits and limitations of testing in remote, hybrid, and in-person contexts.




Joanna A. Christodoulou, EdD
Associate Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders
Director of the Brain, Education, and Mind (BEAM) Team, Center for Health and Rehabilitation Research, MGH Institute of Health Professions

Dr. Christodoulou integrates roles as clinician, developmental cognitive neuroscientist, and educator, focusing her work on: 1) identifying risk factors from school and home contexts associated with learning challenges; 2) investigating effective identification of learning difficulties across clinical and research settings; and 3) optimizing intervention practices for struggling students.



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Please note: ASHA Credit is not available for the webinar recording.


Any relevant financial and non-financial disclosures of the faculty and speakers can be reviewed at: https://info.mghihp.edu/conducting-assessments-during-covid-19.

There is no commercial or sponsorship support for this activity.

Representatives from four publishing companies, Pearson Education, PRO-ED, Inc., PARS, and Brookes Publishing will be discussing assessments and products owned and sold by their employer.

The views, thoughts, and opinions expressed in the webinar belong solely to the panelists, and not necessarily to the panelists' employer, organization, committee or other group or individual.

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Cancellation Policy

Refunds are unavailable for this web product. Access to recording and resources are sent immediately upon registration.

Contact Us

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Ginny Do - Program Manager
Office of Continuing and Professional Development
Email: CPD@mghihp.edu
Phone: 617-724-3193

Price: $20.00