Whether your child seems to excel at math or has an impressive reading level, it’s not always easy to tell what their true educational potential is. However, with the right testing, you may be able to pinpoint what your kid could achieve, along with their strengths and their weaknesses.
At Comprehensive Consultation Psychological Services (CCPS), we specialize in psycho-educational tests that can help determine your child’s educational potential.
What Kind of Tests Help Assess a Child’s Educational Potential?
There isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach to determining your child’s educational potential. At CCPS, we strive to look at the big picture – which means conducting psychological tests that look at the mental processes affecting their educational performances. Our psycho-educational tests measure their academic abilities, intelligence, math achievement, reading, and writing skills.
Some of the tests we may use during this assessment include:
- Stanford Binet-5 Intelligence Scales (SB-5): The SB5 measures five areas of your child’s cognitive abilities: quantitative reasoning, fluid reasoning, knowledge, visual-spatial processing, and working memory. The SB5 can give a rounded look at your child’s cognitive strengths and weaknesses.
- Nelson Denny Reading Test: This reading test provides insight into reading and vocabulary comprehension.
- Woodcock Johnson Cognitive and Academic Batteries (WJ-III Ach and Cog): This battery of tests includes eighteen different assessments that provide further insight into a child’s cognitive abilities and academic potential.
- Test of Written Language (TOWL-4): This test assesses an individual’s strengths and weaknesses in their writing ability.
Everyone is unique, and when it comes to testing a child’s educational potential, their assessment needs to be unique too. From well-rounded tests like the WJ-III Ach and Cog to more narrow assessments like the TOWL-4, testing your child’s educational potential at CCPS can give you plenty of insight as to what they may achieve.