As a prerequisite to admission, many area independent schools require the results of specific cognitive, readiness, or achievement tests. This information provides data about the student’s strengths and weaknesses in areas that are important for academic achievement and allows the admission staff to determine the youngster’s potential for success at the school.
The certified school and clinical psychologists at the Center for Psychological Services have extensive experience working with schools and parents in a joint effort to help the student succeed academically. The following procedure is used to give parents as well as the admissions office the required information.
- Parents are asked to complete a developmental history questionnaire that provides relevant information about their child’s physical, academic and social development.
- Prior to testing, the psychologist makes certain that rapport is established with the child.
- Following the evaluation the results are discussed with parents and, with their consent, the admissions officer.
- Prompt written reports include specific information about the child’s abilities and suggestions for appropriate educational strategies.
Administration of the Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scales of Intelligence (WPPSI-IV) is offered for children ages 3 through 5 and the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children-Fourth Edition (WISC-IV) for ages 6 through 15. Other specific tests are utilized based upon the needs of the schools to which the child is applying.
Please contact Dr. Jennifer Jackson Holden 610-647-6406 ext. 3.