Tests and Measurements: Download the Parent Checklist!

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Parents must be able to convert test scores into easily understood numbers!

Use this Checklist to help you measure and monitor your child’s educational progress. You will be knowledgeable about your child’s test scores and the significance of the data.

Why are test scores so important?

When you understand your child’s test scores, you can –

  • identify your child’s strengths and weaknesses
  • identify your child’s needs
  • determine if your child is making progress
  • create charts that document progress or regression

Parent’s “To-Do” List

Download (PDF) and Complete the Checklist

Use this download to:

  1. make a list of tests
  2. convert the scores to percentile ranks
  3. compare the scores
  4. graph the results to show progress (or not)

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Carol

Can a school district charge a parent’s medical card for an evaluation for a specific learning disability?

Peter

In Ohio Medicaid will cover some of a school’s costs for eligible students for things like OT or speech therapy. Obviously the child must be eligible for and receiving Medicaid, and it looks like they pay for services rather than evals. I guess each State decides it’s own rules for managing their Medicaid dollars – so it’s possible your state does something similar.

BTW – parental consent IS required in Ohio before these can be billed.