EDUCATIONAL JOURNEYS BEGIN WITH POWERFUL ASSESSMENTS!
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QUALITY EDUCATIONAL ASSESSMENTS
There are many benefits of using initial and ongoing educational assessments. The information assessments provide will drive your child’s curriculum. Students can expect improved achievement, which leads to improved confidence, resilience, and self-esteem. Additional benefits include:
- Helping students demonstrate their skills
- Provides feedback on achievement
- Provides opportunities for better performance
- Connects students with real-world problems
- Improves confidence, resilience, and self-esteem
- Demonstrates improved attainment and achievement
- Helps to reduce test anxiety
- Helps to develop content mastery
POWERFUL EDUCATIONAL ASSESSMENTS AND EVALUATION TOOLS
We offer formative, criterion-referenced, and summative assessments and reports.
A skilled tutor or advocate will do more than just answer questions and work on problems with your child. NEAT Services specializes in providing diagnostic and prescriptive tutorial plans for each student. But we also know that effective tutoring and advocacy begins with accurate educational assessments of their present academic levels.
We offer a variety of formal and informal assessments approved by the Nevada Department of Education. And each session includes a customized report to measure the student’s instructional levels and academic gains based on state and national standards.
What do educational assessments reveal?
The assessment will clearly show a beginning baseline, and ongoing assessments during a tutoring program will identify what the student has successfully attained or potential problems in processing or retainment. This customized report will also show the student’s areas of weakness and provide suggested learning objectives.
Assessment packages include testing for reading, mathematics, language, motor, emotional, behavioral, or cognitive levels and are chosen based upon the student’s need and/or parent concerns.
These research-based assessment programs allow the entire team to accurately measure placement levels and provide recommendations for the best ways to meet a child’s unique needs. In addition, pre- and post-tutoring assessments provide comprehensive tools for advocating for service levels in the schools.
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The following is a partial list of assessments we provide and their purpose. For most IEE and Assessment Profiles, we combine several assessments to build a complete profile and provide an exhaustive report.
The Kaufman Test of Educational Achievement-3 is norm-referenced, standard assessment, measuring such areas as math, reading, written language, and oral language. The KTEA-3 covers all achievement standards for IDEA, Reading First, and NCTM.
The Wechsler Individual Achievement Test | Third Edition is used to measure comprehensive listening, speaking, reading, writing, and math skills. The WIAT-III is an individually-administered achievement test for children, adolescents, and adults.
The Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales-Third Edition is the leading instrument for supporting the diagnosis of intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Vineland-3 not only aids in diagnosis but provides valuable information for developing educational treatment plans.
The Woodcock Johnson IV Tests of Achievement are 22-section achievement tests, which assess both academic achievement and cognitive development. They are sometimes paired with an intelligence test to qualify children for gifted and talented programs.
Brigance Inventory Series
The Brigance Comprehensive Inventory of Basic Skills II focuses on a broad array of skills and behaviors in key developmental, academic, and transitional domains. It can assist with writing accurate, comprehensive, and meaningful IEPs and developing the skills that students need to thrive.
An assessment tool which provides a baseline in the areas of reading and math. It is standard-aligned and screens progress for students in grades K-12. The AIMSWeb is used weekly to progress monitor.
CORE Phonics Survey
This is an informal assessment used by school districts around the country to assess phonological development. As a diagnostic tool, it can be used to indicate whether a student requires implicit instruction in phonics.
Phonological Awareness & Reading Profile
Diagnose deficits in phonological processing and phoneme/grapheme correspondence. Used as a pre- and post-measure to track improvement in phonological awareness. Test results help educators plan intervention programs.
Shaywitz Dyslexia Screen
An efficient, reliable, and user-friendly dyslexia screening tool for K‐3 students who may be at risk for dyslexia.
The Gilliam Autism Rating Scale, Third Edition (GARS-3) is the most widely-used instrument for the assessment of Autism Spectrum Disorder in the world. The GARS-3 assists teachers, parents, and clinicians in identifying autism in individuals and estimating its severity.
With all of our educational assessments, we provide a comfortable setting for the evaluation to occur. In some cases, assessments can be implemented in your home, although testing areas must be free from distractions. We ensure that all tests are conducted fairly and accurately, and our team communicates results in a professional, compassionate, comprehensible way.
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Parents should listen to their instincts, and collaborate with family, school team members, and therapists to find the appropriate direction for assessments. We always start a tutoring program with an informal assessment to identify present levels. Often, we provide more comprehensive evaluations for IEP teams and due process issues.
Assessments evaluate a child’s academic levels and behaviors and compares the results to his peers. As a rule of thumb, the earlier you know a child’s levels, the sooner you can apply interventions. Discuss your child’s levels with his teacher and if you have concerns about progress, give us a call.
How do you know which assessment to give, and when? We use different assessments for different reasons. Some are given “on-the-fly” to informally assess a child’s comprehension. Other assessments are more formal, requiring hours of testing, evaluating, and summarizing. A ‘comprehensive’ evaluation consists of several assessments, parent interview, and social/emotional profiles. Give us a call to discuss the different options.
The first step is to give us a call. We will schedule an initial consultation which takes about 15 minutes. We can decide what is appropriate and go from there. Depending on the assessments given and the age/attention span of your child, evaluation can range from a single visit to several.
With the wide range of educational assessments available – and the steps involved with each – we offer a wide range of prices. Give us a call and schedule a FREE 15 minute consultation and we can discuss your needs and the costs involved.