Educational Psychological Evaluation (Ed Psych)
An Educational Psychological (Ed Psych) Evaluation is required for Selective Studies classes and Accommodations beginning in 5th grade. The Ed Psych cannot be more than 3 years old.
This evaluation is an integrated written report consisting of the results of tests in the following
areas. In the state of Georgia, a licensed psychologist must give many of these tests. All four of the basic components listed below should be evaluated. Specific tests will vary based on the history of the child and the recommendations of the psychologist.
- A full-scale Intelligence Test, such as the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children–III, Stanford Binet Intelligence Scales, the Woodcock-Johnson Test of Cognitive Abilities or Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale.
- Academic achievement tests to help identify academic strengths and challenges, such as Woodcock Johnson Tests of Achievement, Wechsler Individual Achievement Test, Test of Reading Comprehension, Test of Mathematics Abilities, Test of Written Language, or Nelson Denny Reading Test
- Information processing tests, such as Bender Visual Motor Gestalt Test, Developmental Test of Visual-Motor Integration, Rey-Osterrieth Complex Figure, Wide Range Assessment of Memory and Learning, Comprehensive Test of Phonological Processing, Children’s Auditory Verbal Learning Test, Children’s Memory Scale, Controlled Oral Word Association Test, Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test, Wechsler Memory Scale.
- Social-Emotional evaluation, AD/HD behavior rating scale & test for executive functioning, such as a parent/child interview, Youth Self-Report, Kinetic Family Drawing, Biggest Problem Drawing, Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory, Rorschach, Beck Anxiety Inventory, Beck Depression Inventory Behavior Rating Inventory of Executive Function, Conners’ rating scales, Brown ADD scales, Rapidly Recurring Target Figures Test, Trail Making Test, Delis Kaplan Executive Function System or Wisconsin Card Sorting Test
NOTE: Scores of all tests and subtests are to be included. Accommodations specified must be based upon data presented.