Testing and Assessment

TESTING

There are two forms of diagnostic assessment undertaken at the PLC Sydney Futures Extension Centre: full psychometric profiling using the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children, Australian – 5th edition (WISC-V) and also the WIAT Wechsler Individual Achievement Test - 3rd edition (WIATIII).

WISC-V

A registered psychologist administers IQ assessments using the WISC-V. The assessments can be used for making informed schooling choices, and is required for consideration for entry into our Saturday Enrichment Classes. The assessment procedure includes:

  • Parent interview
  • Observation and psychological assessment of the child
  • Parent meeting to discuss the results and recommendations

Assessment  will incur a fee of $850 and includes a full written report.  An appointment is made with the parents to discuss the results of the assessment, and recommendations which may arise from this.  This generally occurs approximately a fortnight after the assessment.

Entry into our Saturday Courses: Our comprehensive testing procedure provides an overview of a child’s learning ability and style, and assists in determining the program’s suitability 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 Sydney Futures Extension Centre prior to an offer being extended to the family. An interview may also be required.  Where the report is more than two years old, further assessment may be required. 

For further information or bookings, please contact the PLC Sydney Futures Extension Centre or call (+612) 9704 5634. 

ASSESSMENT

Parents receive student reports from the PLC Sydney Futures 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.

Discrepancies have been found between what children are capable of at home on a one-to-one basis with a parent, and what they can demonstrate or achieved 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) 9704 5634..