When participating in a full psychoeducational evaluation, students are administered two main types of measures:

Cognitive:  These measures look at how a student approaches novel tasks as well as areas of relative strength/weakness in the brain.  Specifically, they measure abilities on verbal, visual, memory, and timed tasks.  These measures also derive IQ scores.

Achievement:  Academic achievement tests measure what a student has actually learned in various academic subjects, including reading, mathematics, and writing.

Additionally, specific supplemental measures are often utilized to elaborate upon areas of observed strength and weakness (such as measures of attention or specific reading skills).  

Commonly Utilized Assessment Measures:

Cognitive measures:   Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children- Fourth Edition (WISC-IV), Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale- Third Edition (WAIS-III), Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence- Third Edition (WPPSI-III)

Achievement measures: Wechsler Individual Achievement Test- Second Edition (WIAT-II), Woodcock-Johnson Tests of Achievement- Third Edition (WJ-III), Peabody Individual Achievement Test, Nelson Denny Reading Test (NDRT), Gray Oral Reading Test- Fourth Edition (GORT-IV), several other supplemental reading measures

Behavior Inventories: Achenbach Child Behavior Checklists, Conners’ Parent/Teacher/Self Rating Scales, Behavior Assessment System, Vineland

Personality Tests: Minnesota Multiphasic Inventory- Adolescent, Rorschach, Thematic Apperception Test, Sentence Completions

Neuropsychological Screening Tests: Beery Test of Visual-Motor Integration, Rey-Osterrieth Complex Figure Drawing, Conners’ Continuous Performance Test, Matching Familiar Figures Test

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