Testing and Assessment

TESTING

There are two forms of diagnostic assessment undertaken at the PLC Extension Centre: full psychometric profiling using the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children, Australian – 4th edition (WISC-IV) and also the Dyslexia Screening Tests (DST). 

WISC-IV

We have a psychologist who does IQ testing using the WISC-IV. The IQ assessments can be used for making informed schooling choices and is a requirement for entry into our Saturday Courses. The testing procedure includes:

  • Standardised IQ test
  • Child interview
  • Observational assessment
  • Parent interview 

Testing will incur a fee of $750 and includes a full written report which The Centre receives about a fortnight after the test.

Entry into our Saturday Courses: Our comprehensive testing procedure allows us to establish an overview of a child’s learning ability and style and allows us to determine whether the program is suitable for that child.  The profile is used to develop individual learning plans and to assess progress on an on-going basis. If a psychometric test has already been conducted by an educational psychologist, the report will be reviewed by the PLC Extension Centre prior to an offer being extended to the family. An interview may also be required.

For further information or bookings, please contact the PLC Extension Centre or call (+612) 9074 5634.

DST

The PLC Extension Centre offers the Dyslexia Screening Test (DST) for children who are struggling and for whom there is some uncertainty about the nature of the learning issue. The testing takes about an hour and is followed up with a complete written report including a series of recommendations that will be useful for schooling.

Dyslexia Screening Testing will incur a fee of $600 and includes a full written report.

For further information or bookings, please contact the PLC Extension Centre or call (+612) 9074 5634.

ASSESSMENT

Parents receive student reports from the PLC Extension Centre at the end of each term. These reports can provide insight into the differences between a child’s performance at home and their observed aptitudes and responses at The Centre.

We have found that there can be discrepancies between what children are capable of at home on a one-to-one basis with a parent and what they can demonstrate or are able to achieve at The Centre. This can be due to several factors:

  • Social and emotional competencies that allow children to thrive at The Centre.
  • The relationship between cognitive functions and physical movement that impacts classroom skills.

For further information, please contact the PLC Extension Centre or call (+612) 9074 5634.