IQ and Educational Tests
IQ, Achievement, and Diagnostic Testing Programs
Parents are sometimes asked to have their student tested individually by a psychologist. This could be asked as part of the application to an independent school, to determine if the student is appropriate for a Gifted or Challenge program. Other reasons for testing include: to determine if there is a learning difficulty, address issues around ADHD, or to see if early Kindergarten placement is in order.
To request an appointment for any of the testing situations listed below, please call the MLES office at 610-525-8127 or email us with the following information:
Reason for request, child's name, grade and birthdate; your name, phone number and email address.
Independent School Applicants
The fee covers the testing costs, a short parental conference following the test, and a confidential report sent to up to four schools to which the candidate is applying. The confidential report, which includes IQ scores and ranges, as well as the psychologist's written report, is also sent to the parents. Parents may request a longer consultation to review the test results with the clinical director or the testing psychologist.
For Gifted and Challenge Programs
Preschool and Kindergarten Admission
Some independent schools require an intelligence test for incoming preschool or kindergarten students. Some public schools also require testing for kindergarten if the student's birthday is after the cut-off date for registration. The school will determine what types of tests are necessary, but often a battery will include an age-appropriate achievement test and tests of fine-motor development.
Testing for Adults and College-Aged Students
When Requiring Accommodations for Standardized Tests
MLES can usually provide documentation for students with a diagnosed disability who require special accommodations when taking the SAT, GRE, MCAP, or other standardized test. Please allow at least four weeks post-assessment for the report to be ready when scheduling. There may be time, age or test restrictions. All appointments must be made through Dr. Kline to assure appropriate scheduling.