In an effort to extend our academic program to a neurologically diverse population, Cornerstone Christian Academy has an educational diagnostician on staff, dyslexia therapists, and teachers who specialize in learning differences. Our Diagnostic Testing Program is open to all students, whether they are enrolled in CCA or not.
Testing is suitable for ages 6-90. Early identification (and subsequent remediation) are critical if a Learning Difference (LD) is suspected. A Full Individual Evaluation (FIE) provides the basis for the creation of an individualized educational plan for a child and can pinpoint any specific areas of needed remediation/therapy. An FIE can also show if the child would benefit from accommodations in the classroom or on standardized tests, such as the SAT and ACT.
Woodcock Johnson IV Tests of Achievement/Oral Language and Cognitive Abilities
The Woodcock Johnson IV (WJ-IV) is a broad-scope assessment system that is based on state-of the-science tests for individual evaluation of academic achievement and cognitive abilities. The WJ IV provides a comprehensive system for identification of patterns of strengths and weaknesses among important cognitive, language, and academic abilities. Achievement scores are derived from 11 subtests and provide performance evidence in reading, math, and written expression. Oral Language subtests provide information regarding expressive language. The cognitive tests yield 7 General Intelligence scores based upon 14 subtests. Scores are comprehensive and derived in all the following areas:
List of Cognitive Scores:
General Intellectual Ability
List of Achievement Scores:
Comprehensive Test of Phonological Processing (utilized if Dyslexia is suspected)
The CTOPP-2 is a comprehensive instrument designed to assess phonological awareness, phonological memory, and rapid naming. People with deficits in one or more of these areas may have more difficulty reading than those who do not. The CTOPP-2 identifies individuals ages 4 through 24 who may benefit from instructional activities to enhance their phonological skills.
Gray Oral Reading Test (utilized if Dyslexia is suspected)
The GORT-5 provides an efficient and objective measure of ability and growth in oral reading and comprehension. When used in conjunction with other batteries, it is used to identify students with reading difficulties who may need more intensive or explicit instruction in basic reading skills and comprehension.