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How does a student qualify for special education services?
What is an evaluation?
What is a re-evaluation?
Outline of the initial evaluation process for school-age children
Frequently asked questions about the evaluation process
Assessment tools
Laws that govern special education
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Assessment Tools
A variety of assessment tools are used for evaluation. Learn more about assessment tools.

If you have questions about assessment tools used with your child, please contact the diagnostic representative assigned to your child’s case.

  • Developmental Tasks for Kindergarten Readiness (DTKR-II)
  • Diagnostic Achievement Battery (DAB-4)
  • Differential Abilities Scale (DAS-2)
  • Gray Oral Reading Test (GORT-5)
  • Kaufman Test of Educational Achievement (K-TEA-3)
  • Key Math Diagnostic Arithmetic Test-3
  • Learning Disability Evaluation Scale (LDES-R:2)
  • Peabody Individual Achievement Test (PIAT-R/NU)
  • Test of Early Math Abilities (TEMA-3)
  • Test of Early Reading Ability (TERA-3)
  • Test of Early Written Language (TEWL-3)
  • Test of Math Ability (TOMA-3)
  • Test of Phonological Awareness Skills (TOPAS)
  • Test of Reading Comprehension (TORC-4)
  • Test of Written English (TWE-3)
  • Test of Written Language (TOWL-4)
  • Test of Written Spelling (TWS-5)
  • Wechsler Individual Achievement Test (WIAT-III)
  • Woodcock Johnson Tests of Achievement (WJ-ACH-4)
  • Young Children’s Achievement Test (YCAT)
  • Asperger Syndrome Diagnostic Scale (ASDS)
  • Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS-2)
  • Autism Screening Instrument for Educational Planning (ASIEP-3)
  • Childhood Autism Rating Scale (CARS-2)
  • Gilliam Autism Rating Scale (GARS-3)
  • Achenbach Child Behavior Checklist
  • Adaptive Behavior Assessment System (ABAS-3)
  • Adaptive Behavior Inventory (ABI)
  • Beck Depression Inventory (BDI-II)
  • Beck Youth Inventories – Second Edition
  • Behavior Assessment Scale for Children (BASC-3)
  • Behavior Observation of Students in Schools (BOSS)
  • Behavior Rating Inventory for Executive Functioning (BRIEF-2)
  • Brown ADD Scales
  • Burks Behavior Rating Scale, 2nd Edition (BBRS-2)
  • Children’s Depression Rating Scale – Revised (CDRS-R)
  • Connors 3rd Edition
  • Devereaux Behavior Rating Scales
  • Differential Test of Conduct & Emotional Problems (DT/CEP)
  • Draw-A-Person: Screening Procedure for Emotional Disturbance (DAP:SPED)
  • Emotional Disturbance Decision Tree (EDDT)
  • Kinetic Drawing System
  • Piers-Harris Children's Self Concept Scale (2)
  • Revised Children’s Manifest Anxiety Scale (RCMAS-2)
  • Roberts Apperception Test for Children
  • Scales of Independent Behavior (SIB-R)
  • Social Responsiveness Scale (SRS-2)
  • Thematic Apperception Test (TAT)
  • Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales - 3
  • Bayley Scales of Infant Development – 3rd Edition
  • Comprehensive Test of Nonverbal Intelligence (C-TONI-2)
  • Detroit Tests of Learning Aptitude (DTLA-4)
  • Development Profile 3 (DP-3)
  • Goodenough-Harris Drawing Test
  • Kaufman Assessment Battery for Children (K-ABC-II)
  • Kaufman Brief Intelligence Test (K-BIT-2)
  • Leiter International Performance Scale (Leiter-3)
  • Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test (PPVT-4)
  • Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scale, Fifth Edition (SB5)
  • Universal Nonverbal Intelligence Test (UNIT-2)
  • Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales 3
  • Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale (WAIS-IV)
  • Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (WISC-5)
  • Wechsler Nonverbal Scale of Ability (WNV)
  • Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence (WPPSI-4)
  • Woodcock-Johnson Tests of Cognitive Ability (WJ-COG-4)
  • Bankson Language Screening Test – 2
  • Bankson Language Test - 2
  • Bracken Basic Concept Scale - 3
  • Clinical Evaluation of Language Fundamentals (CELF-5)
  • Clinical Evaluation of Language Fundamentals-Preschool (CELF-Preschool - 2)
  • Comprehensive Assessment of Spoken Language (CASL-2)
  • Expressive One Word Picture Vocabulary Test (EOWPVT-4)
  • Language Processing Test (LPT-3)
  • Pre-School Language Assessment Instrument (PLAI-2)
  • Pre-School Language Scale (PLS-4)
  • Receptive-Expressive Emergent Language Scale (REEL-3)
  • Social Language Development Test – Elementary (SLDT)
  • Structured Photographic Expressive Language Tests (SPELT-3)
  • Test of Adolescent Language (TOAL-3)
  • Test for Auditory Comprehension of Language (TACL-4)
  • Test of Early Language Development (TELD-3)
  • Test of Language Competence (TLC)
  • Test of Language Development (TOLD-P:4)
  • Test of Pragmatic Language (TOPL-2)
  • Test of Problem Solving 2 – Adolescent (TOPS 2-Adol.)
  • Test of Problem Solving 3 – Elementary (TOPS 3 Elem)
  • Peabody Development Motor Scales & Activity Cards - 2
  • Bender Visual Motor Gestalt Design - II
  • Developmental Test of Visual Motor Integration (BEERY VMI - 6)
  • Motor Free Visual Perception Test (MVPT-4)
  • Test of Auditory Perceptual Skills (TAPS-3)
  • Test of Visual Perceptual Skills (TVPS-3)
  • Wide Range Assessment of Memory and Learning, Second Edition (WRAML-2)
  • Fisher Logeman Articulation Test
  • Goldman-Fristoe Articulation Test - 3
  • Khan-Lewis Phonological Analysis – 3rd Edition
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