Parents gain information about a child’s developmental and academic achievement through evaluations. Test results and recommendations from evaluations are shared in a parent conference as well as in a written report.
Academic Evaluations at Laughlin Children’s Center
- Conducted by experienced academic diagnosticians, to gain insight into student’s academic self-image and to measure skill levels in the core subjects of reading, math, and written language; they include a study skills component for students in grades 5 and above
- Identify skill areas which need to be improved; these become the mainstay of the recommendations for each child
- May include a psycho-educational assessment in addition to the academic assessment; this assessment is administered by an experienced school psychologist and an academic diagnostician in separate visits
- The two-part evaluation offers a complete picture of the child as a learner, identifying learning strengths and weaknesses, as well as cognitive ability and academic achievement–helpful for educational planning
- Provide a written report and parent conference to review tests administered, student performance, specific strengths and weaknesses, and recommendations