Academic Skills Assessment Services

What Child Academic Test do we use?

An academic or education assessment can help us determine a child’s performance in areas of reading, spelling, written expression, and mathematics. We often conduct an academic assessment in conjunction with an intellectual assessment, in order to determine whether a child is performing to his or her potential. For instance, if a child’s intellectual ability is found to be average, we would then expect his or her academic achievement to also be average.

Our Academic Assessment Process

The test we use at Northshore Kidspace is the Wechsler Individual Achievement Test Second Edition (WIAT). This test can accurately determine the academic ability of a child in different academic domains, such as Maths, Reading and other areas. The WIAT can be used in ages 4 to 50, and is considered to be a very high quality and reliable test of academic ability.

How do we do an Academic Assessment?


The process of having an Intellectual Assessment with us involves 4 stages;

  1. Consultation with one of our psychologists. Our psychologist will meet with you and your child and perform an initial assessment interview in order obtain all relevant developmental information. This initial consultation will take one hour.
     

  2. Completing the Academic Assessment (WIAT). Our psychologist will administer the test directly to your child. Administration time for the WIAT varies by school year level and by which subtests are administered, however we usually allow two hours for test completion.
     

  3. Our psychologist will write a report based on the results of testing. This report will include all relevant background information, the standardized test results, a summary and interpretation of these results and specific recommendations informed by these results.
     

  4. Our psychologist will meet with you for a one hour discussion session to discuss the results of the academic assessment and the report.