Evaluation and Testing

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diagnostic testing provides valuable information.

Language learning differences, such as dyslexia, impact each individual in unique ways. Diagnostic testing provides valuable information toward understanding the level of impact and how to best address or accommodate learning differences.

There are several educational pathways of support for students with learning differences. These supports include diagnostic testing, special education evaluation, and federally mandated support systems that ensure students have access to a quality education in the ways that they learn best. Each of these pathways is designed to identify the unique needs of the student and provide tailored resources and strategies to enhance their learning experience.

Common Terminology

When facing the potential need for diagnostic testing, it is helpful to understand common terminology and approaches used for testing, evaluation, and accommodations. The explanations below are intended to offer a first step in this process.