Education tests include standardised 'normed' tests of reading, spelling, and mathematics. It is important for children with learning and/or behavioural difficulties to have these tests in addition to an intelligence test.
It is not uncommon for a child who is thought to be functioning adequately at school to be found to have an unrecognised difficulty in one or more aspects of academic competence, or to be achieving well below their academic potential.
Academic achievement tests establish the level of a child's skills in a particular area of learning compared to his/her peers and also give important information about the nature of a child's difficulties in the area tested.
These assessments are carried out by experienced professionals, according to the child's needs.
The results will be discussed with the parents and appropriate interventions for remediation of any diagnosed difficulties will be advised by the specialist seeing your child.