Testing over the summer?
Everyone knows summer is for lazy days, neighborhood BBQs, and sticky faces from melted ice cream. But academic testing? Absolutely!!
Now is the perfect time to determine which assessments and tests are appropriate for your child, and to gather and evaluate results in preparation for next school year. Many families like scheduling testing during this time of less academic pressure, and because they don't have to squeeze tests in between baseball games and ballet classes on the calendar.
Information from standardized assessments can be used to monitor progress and revise the current individualized education program, determine whether academic standards for last school year grade expectations were met, and provide a benchmark for the current level of performance to assist with monitoring progress during next school year.
The Assessment Division of ABCs for Life Success offers a wide variety of standardized academic tests (see list below for examples), curriculum-based assessments, independent educational evaluations, and functional behavioral assessments. Our consultants utilize test results and analyses, along with other pertinent information and observations, to determine progress over time, make detailed recommendations for needed interventions, accommodations, and services, and guide instructional planning. We monitor legal issues, help parents understand their rights, and assist in exploring funding options for independent educational evaluations when appropriate.
Contact us today to discuss how we can provide individualized assessments for your child.
For more information on our testing services, please visit our website, or see the Special Needs Advocacy Resource Book (particularly chapter 6) and School Success for Kids with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders (chapters 6 and 7) .