Student Assessment

Upon entering Porter Academy, we review reports from outside agencies as well as conduct our own battery of assessments. Based on information ascertained, we 1) decide on the best academic placement and 2) write an Annual Student Plan (ASP) that details the areas in which each child struggles. We then routinely re-assess using both informal, curriculum specific, and standardized assessments to track progress and adjust groups, techniques, and/or ASP goals as needed.

Students receive

  • Detailed Academic Assessment of Reading and Math levels:
    • Key Math (all students)
    • Woodcock Johnson Reading Diagnostic Test (all students)
    • Diagnostic Achievement Batter Third Edition (DAB-3) (select students)
    • Brigance Comprehensive Inventory of Basic Skills – Revised (CIBS-R) (select students)
  • Expressive and Receptive Vocabulary Assessments
  • Occupational Therapy Evaluation that assesses 1) sensory processing, 2) visual perception, 3) auditory processing, 4) language processing/working memory, 5) motor skills, and 6) handwriting
  • Supplemental testing may be performed as needed:
    • Language Processing
    • Articulation
    • Peabody Individual Achievement Test (PIAT)

What Sets Us Apart

  • Developmentally Grouped Homerooms
  • Differentiated and Individualized Academic Instruction
  • Utilization of a Variety of Well-Supported Academic Programs and Multi-Sensory Instruction
  • Small Groups for Core Academics
  • Group Speech-Language, Occupational, and Music Therapy for all