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MIND THE GAP - WHY ASSESSMENTS ?

An assessment outlines the child’s actual grade level and identifies where the deficiencies in his or her learning exist. It also identifies the child’s strengths, which is also important to know. With this information, tutors are able to target an appropriate starting point aimed at reducing the student’s frustration by finding the right learning level and pace.

Assessments use a variety of tools from which data is assembled. A Psychological Educational Assessment, when done properly, identifies areas where a child struggles with language due to processing speed difficulties or memory deficiencies, or both. The assessment identifies the gap between ability and intelligence. This is critical in order to create a plan of action that offers a real benefit to the child’s learning experience.

One of the benefits of an assessment is that it can erase doubt and opinion about what the child is experiencing in class. Students come to O-G wanting to learn, and they display the courage to work in classrooms that don’t always understand their challenges. Tutors succeed with students when parents, teachers and the student themselves understand the specific nature of their learning disabilities. A good assessment can potentially create a collaborative relationship with everyone involved.

 

 


 

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