Using TerraNova Data to Impact Effective Student Instruction

April 28, 2017 8:30 AM–April 28, 2017 3:30 PM
Lancaster Bible College—Private Dining Room

Registration is now closed. 

This six hour workshop presented by Christi Linton, Data Recognition Corporation, will provide practical hands-on experience to interpret and apply data from the results of the administered TerraNova standardized testing program. The outcome of this training will equip educators/leaders with the knowledge and ability to utilize the data so as to impact student learning and school wide curriculum planning efforts. Register early due to limited space.

Cost for Training: FREE for member schools!

Lunch is being provided by the LBC cafeteria at a cost of $7.60 per person (expense assumed by attendee). We will need to give a lunch count on April 21. When you register online, please indicate if you plan to eat the cafeteria buffet or you plan to bring your own lunch.

A typical buffet lunch at LBC includes a salad bar, hot bar with grilled vegetables and meat, pizza, fries and soup. They also do provide gluten free options as well and will indicate as such. 

Please come prepared to pay the cafeteria cashier $7.60 in cash or credit card. 

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