Posts in Evaluation and Assessment
Reading Intervention Year End Data Analysis

So, we get it…we’re totally weird….but we absolutely LOVE data tracking and data analysis. Not joking. Part of the reason we love data:

Data Tracking & Data Analysis allow us to see how far our students have come and where they need to go.

Your data is your road map, your GPS, for literacy intervention. One of the best things we can do before rolling into summer is to get a good look at how our students are performing overall. This data will be invaluable to parents, summer tutors (hey are you considering starting up a summer side hustle?!…if not you should…click here to learn about our Summer Side Hustle School), and/or next year’s intervention team or teacher.

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The #1 Reason You Should Consider a Private Learning Evaluation

As a parent it can be so difficult to know how to support your child. Do you have the school do all of their testing? What does that testing show? How do you really know whether or not your child is on track? What if test scores don't match the brilliance and/or struggle you are seeing at home?

This month we will be diving into several of these issues as we really focus on the differences between:

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Do I Need an Evaluation?

While there may be some cases in which it is good to wait, generally the answer to this question is - YES! While you absolutely do not need an evaluation to get started with remediation, it can help guide treatment and answer many questions for you, as parents as well as for the clinicians working with your child.

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Discovering a Learning Disability

The best place to begin is to identify indicators of a potential learning problem. Think about it this way; if you have a student who has average to superior intelligence, has intact sensory perception (e.g., ability to see words on the paper and hear words) and has been instructed in reading and writing by a competent teacher for months or years, but is demonstrating a significant discrepancy between their IQ and their academic achievement, it is time for an evaluation.

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