Academic Achievement & Language Tests

One of two comprehensive achievement tests will be given to assess reading, writing and math. These tests are the Wechsler Individual Achievement Test, Third Edition, and the Woodcock Johnson Test of Achievement.

Additional measures will be administered based on the referral question as well as observations from the examiner, including the student’s performance during the evaluation.

Wechsler Individual Achievement Test, Fourth Edition (WIAT-4)

An individually administered achievement test for ages 4 though 50. The WIAT-4 measures Reading: word reading, reading comprehension and fluency; Math: math problem solving, calculations, and fluency; Written Language: sentences, essays, spelling and writing fluency; Language: listening comprehension and oral expression. This test also includes a dyslexia screener.

Woodcock Johnson Test of Achievement, Fourth Edition (WJ-IV)

An individually administered test of achievement for ages 2 though 80 and older. It measures Reading: word reading, word attack, reading comprehension, rate and fluency; Math: problem solving, calculations and fluency; Written Expression: sentence writing and fluency and spelling. Additionally, the WJ-IV can measure Academic Knowledge and Phoneme-Grapheme Knowledge.

Grey Oral Reading Test, Fifth Edition (GORT 5)

An individually administered measure of oral reading fluency and comprehension for ages 6 though 23. This is generally given in addition to one of the comprehensive achievement tests.

Comprehensive Test of Phonological Processing, Second Edition (CTOPP-2)

An individually administered test for ages 4 through 24 used to identify phonological difficulty. This test measures Phonological Awareness, Phonological Memory, and Rapid Symbolic Naming and is used to help diagnose dyslexia.

Wechsler Individual Achievement Test, Fourth Edition (WIAT-4)

In addition to the academic areas measured on the WIAT-4, receptive and expressive language (listening comprehension and speaking) is also included as part of this test.

Clinical Evaluation of Language Fundamentals, Fifth Edition (CELF-5)

An individually administered language and communication test for students 5 -21 years. The CELF-5 assesses receptive and expressive language (listening comprehension and speaking), language memory, as well as reading comprehension and structured writing.

The Berry Buktenica Developmental Test of Visual-Motor Integration, Sixth Edition (VMI-6)

Measures Visual-Motor Integration, Visual Perception, and Motor Coordination. This instrument can be administered to individuals age 2 though 100 and is helpful in diagnosing dysgraphia.

Early Childhood Battery

For pre-K through kindergarten, provides insight into a child’s learning style and whether they have characteristics of a learning difference.

Extended Psychoeducational Battery

For individuals ages 15+, designed to support needed accommodations in high school and college as well as on high-stakes entrance exams.