Our educational evaluations can help if you want to define your child’s strengths or weaknesses, determine if your child has a learning difference, or simply find out if your child is performing at the average, above average, or below average range. After a free initial consultation, our staff determines the extent of testing that needs to take place, schedules, and administers a norm-referenced assessment. Testing may take between 1- 2 hours.
Who should have an evaluation?
- All students that will be receiving one on one tutoring should receive an evaluation so that our instructors are able to develop a highly individualized learning plan that focuses on filling in any educational gaps there may be.
- Any child who may be at risk of having a disability that impacts their academics (ex: autism, ADHD, dyslexia, other learning disabilities, etc.)
- Students that are homeschooled and would like to find out their age and grade level of performance.
- Any student signed up to participate in the Barton program
What assessments are used?
- The Decoding-Encoding Screener for Dyslexia (DESD)- This assessment is a screening test that allows quick assessment of a student’s decoding and encoding abilities. The DESD provides a norm-referenced measure of sight-word recognition, as well as qualitative indicators of the use of a sight-word retrieval and phonetic processing abilities in the production of written words. It also can be used to evaluate a student’s tendency to reverse letters and whether this tendency is within normal limits for the student’s grade level.
- The KeyMath-3 Diagnostic Assessment (KeyMath-3DA)- This assessment is a comprehensive, norm-referenced measure of essential mathematical concepts and skills. It is designed to provide accurate diagnostic information that practitioners can use to develop effective and individually tailored intervention programs.
- The Kaufman Test of Educational Achievement Second Edition (KTEA-2)- This assessment is an individually administered measure of academic achievement for ages 4.5 through 25. It provides norm-references and criterion-referenced assessment in the domains of reading, mathematics, written language, and oral language.
- Other assessments include: The Phonological Awareness Profile (PAP) and the Phonological Awareness and Reading Profile (PARP).
What are the qualifications of the examiner?
All evaluations are conducted by MMLC staff who, at minimum, have completed a bachelor’s degree program that included coursework in principles of measurement and in the interpretation of tests and in formal training in mathematics and reading. Our examiners may include educational diagnosticians, school psychologists, and special-education professionals.