Psychoeducational Testing


Psychoeducational Evaluations are typically conducted when a student (child or adult) is exhibiting difficulties, which are impacting academic and/or occupational performance. This type of evaluation will help the individual, parents, and/or teachers learn about an individual's particular learning profile. Learning strengths and weaknesses are examined, and the identification and diagnosis of possible learning disabilities (such as reading, math, and writing) is discussed.

Psychoeducational Evaluations are also conducted when there is a need for academic accommodations, such as extended time in class and on standardized testing. This type of evaluation includes testing in the following areas:

  • Intelligence/Intellectual Functioning (IQ test)
  • Academic achievement (reading, math, and writing)
  • Attention
  • Cognitive Efficiency
  • Language Processing
  • Visual processing
  • Memory and Learning

Social and Emotional testing

Information from multiple informants, such as parents, teachers, therapists, and employers, is also requested in order to obtain a more comprehensive history of the individual. Once the evaluation is concluded, the student and/or parents will be provided with a comprehensive report detailing test results, diagnostic information, as well as recommendations for the student, parents, and teachers.

Achievement Testing

Achievement tests determine what the student has already learned and compares if he or she is more advanced than peers in the same grade. These assessments may be academic specific (i.e. Math or Language Arts) or standardized (such as SATs, ITBS, SRA, and MATs). They should not have a ceiling so students are able to show all of what they know. Tests specifically designed for the gifted population include Test of Mathematical Abilities for Gifted Students or Screening Assessment for Gifted Elementary Students (SAGES).