Formal Norm-Referenced & Informal Diagnostic

Why is an Evaluation Needed?

These evaluations look at a variety of skills necessary for reading, spelling, comprehension, verbal expression, writing, vocabulary and critical thinking. We administer the same formal standardized tests that a school district may use. The informal diagnostic assessment may consist of a variety of tools and assesses your child's performance based on common core state standards. The results from any of our evaluations are used to design an individualized program for the student to strengthen their areas of weakness.

Recommendations and Learning Targets
After the evaluation, a consultation with a specialist is scheduled to review the evaluation. A written report is provided with a personalized recommendation on how to bring the child’s skills to a level that meets their full potential.

At the end of a child's program, we administer the same tests, at no cost to the family, to statistically demonstrate the student’s improvement. We may use the results of the post-evaluation to offer further recommendations. A copy of the scores and summary report are provided to the family for their records after the consultation.

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A standardized or formal evaluation is used to gather norm-referenced data to determine how a student compares academically to peers in oral language, reading, writing, and math.

Testing time takes approximately 1-2 hours per subject area.


Informal diagnostic assessments are administered to help identify specific areas of strength and need in reading, writing, and math.  


Testing time takes approximately 45 minutes per subtest.