What are educational assessments?
Educational assessments are used to determine a child's academic and learning ability. A comprehensive educational assessment consists of both cognitive and achievement testing. Depending on the need, sometimes only the achievement tests are required. Achievement tests assess an individual’s competency in:
- Reading: reading fluency, comprehension, accuracy
- Writing: spelling, handwriting, composition
- Maths: maths knowledge and reasoning
- Oral expression: listening comprehension, expressive language
Why get an educational assessment?
Educational assessments include an overall cognitive processing ability (IQ) and a thorough evaluation of academic strengths and weaknesses across reading, writing, math and oral expression. In some cases, additional psychometric testing may be needed to fully understand current barriers to academic development and success.
Educational assessments can accurately identify any underlying problems your child or teen may be experiencing with learning and may include suggestions for future diagnosis of specific learning disorders. All tests include recommendations for either extending or supporting the needs of your child.
Why use Mindstate Psychology for your educational assessment?
Our psychologists are experienced in the identification and diagnosis of specific learning disorders. They are highly trained in current diagnostic techniques and evidence-informed assessment procedures.
For any psychological assessment to be useful, it must have good psychometric properties and be interpreted by someone who can recommend future management. Mindstate Psychology has access to an extensive library of evidence-informed tests to assess various domains. All our assessments also come with written reports and feedback sessions. Our experienced psychologists can also recommend practical strategies and treatments and liaise with other specialists as required.