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How the Dynamic Assessment Works

Roadmap to Understanding How Your Child Thinks and Learns

GradePower Learning’s Dynamic Assessment is a proprietary combination of licensed testing activities developed to give insight into your child’s academic performance (academic skills) and how they think and learn (intellectual and potential skills).

The assessment provides deeper understanding of your child’s learning. Using the results of the assessment, we have the information needed to create a program that meets your child’s exact needs.

What Makes GradePower Learning's Assessment Different?

What To Expect During A Dynamic Assessment

The test takes place in one of our assessment rooms, away from the main classroom. This way, your child can think clearly and is not distracted by other things happening in the center.

The test is interactive. Some areas require drawing, some require manipulating objects, and some require repeating sentences back to the assessor.

The test can take up to two hours for older students—but it doesn’t have to be stressful!

There’s no need to worry on test day: the assessment is not so much a test as it is an opportunity for your child to demonstrate what they know, and what intellectual skills they possess.

What The Results Tell Parents

We measure academic and cognitive skills so that we can understand not only where a student stands academically, but why a student is at that level.

The test can tell parents what academic skills their child has a firm grasp on, what skills they may be missing, and what learning strengths or weaknesses are present. It also gives insight into how the student reacted during testing, whether they were calm, nervous, anxious, upset, or confident.

The Dynamic Assessment Gives Parents And Instructors Insight Into:

  • Academic Skills

    How your child performs in certain subjects, as well as skills like concentration, auditory processing, visual distractibility, short-term memory, and reasoning skills.
  • Cognitive Skills

    The level of your child’s cognitive skills, including listening skills and how they integrate, retain, and recall information.
  • Learning Strengths

    How your child learns best, and how they can apply these strengths to improve learning skills and learn most effectively.
  • Areas Of Weakness

    Areas where your child can use some improvement, whether it’s organization, time management, confidence, or in a particular subject.

    The end result of our Dynamic Assessment process is an ability to show parents where their child is currently functioning, why the student is at that level, and how their full potential can be achieved. It also helps us understand the student’s current level of motivation, self-esteem, and active mind.

How The Results Create A Program

Using our individual Dynamic Assessment, we are able to pinpoint your child’s learning strengths and weaknesses.

Knowing how a student learns allows us to present academic material in a way that is best suited to each student’s understanding. Even though every program at GradePower Learning has a particular integrity and follows a logical structure, each student’s program is completely individualized.

The Dynamic Assessment helps us customize your child’s program, including:

  • The pace of the program
  • Areas of focus(learning skills, subjects)
  • Which instructional methods to use
  • How to make learning fun for your child

Your child’s results help our education coordinators choose the best starting point for them, and build a program that will help your child develop and strengthen academic and learning skills.

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