How do online psychoeducational assessments work?

Using standardized assessments backed by research for remote use, and materials adapted for proper online delivery, PresenceLearning’s network of school psychologists use our secure online platform to utilize a combination of direct student assessment, standardized assessment tools, student work samples, clinical observation (via webcam), records review, parent/teacher/student interviews, developmental/medical histories, and norm-referenced-standardized rating scales.

Remote school psychologists start by joining the assessment planning meeting with the school team to determine the appropriate plan. Students are tested individually in a quiet, confidential environment, monitored by an onsite proctor who is directed by the remote school psychologist and has no clinical duties. The stimulus books and flip charts are licensed from the publishers and collaboratively digitized by PresenceLearning. Students view the stimuli on the computer screen and respond just as they would in person.

A document camera at the testing site enables the school psychologist to observe students as they complete response booklets or use manipulatives. Once the test is complete, the onsite proctor sends the student response booklet to the school psychologist, who scores it and writes a report which they share at the results and eligibility meeting.

Why PresenceLearning?

PresenceLearning partners with top publishers to make their assessments available for remote administration–either by PresenceLearning’s network of school psychologists or by a district’s own school psychologists.

PresenceLearning is the premier provider of the Woodcock-Johnson®️ suite of assessments and the only company authorized outside of Pearson to provide the WISC®️-V for online administration.

A partnership with PresenceLearning can help you:

  • Ease assessment workloads for over-burdened onsite school psychologists
  • Facilitate timely evaluations to ensure students receive needed services
  • Access the largest selection of online assessments from leading publishers
  • Gain access to credentialed school psychologists
  • Improve schedule management

What does the research say?

Research conducted by Dr. A. Jordan Wright, Clinical Assistant Professor of Counseling Psychology at NYU Steinhardt and a leading researcher on psychological assessment, demonstrated that, when delivered on a teletherapy platform built to minimize deviations from in-person assessment, live, online administration of the Woodcock-Johnson® IV (WJIV™) and the WISC®-V assessments by credentialed school psychologists produces valid results.

Remote Online Administration of Psychoeducational Assessments, including a summary of the research

Equivalence of Remote, Online Administration and Traditional, Face-to-Face Administration of Woodcock-Johnson IV Cognitive and Achievement Tests

At PresenceLearning we continue to be at the forefront of innovation in tele-assessment, which has been critical to ensuring that students everywhere can be appropriately evaluated and identified for eligibility to special education programs.

Kate Eberle Walker, CEO, PresenceLearning

Which assessments does PresenceLearning offer?

Cognitive Ability & PROCESSING

  • Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children – Fifth Edition (WISC-V)New
  • Woodcock-Johnson IV Test of Cognitive Abilities (WJ IV COG)
  • Reynolds Intellectual Assessment Scales, Second Edition (RIAS-2)
  • Test of Auditory Processing Skills – Third Edition (TAPS-3)
  • Comprehensive Test of Nonverbal Intelligence – Second Edition (CTONI-2)
  • Test of Nonverbal Intelligence – Fourth Edition (TONI-4)
  • Comprehensive Test of Phonological Processing – Second Edition (CTOPP-2)

Academic/Achievement

  • Woodcock-Johnson IV Tests of Achievement (WJ IV ACH)
  • KeyMath (TM) – 3 Diagnostic Assessment
  • Gray Oral Reading Tests – Fifth Edition (GORT-5)

Social-Emotional & Behavioral and Adaptive Behavior & Executive Function

PresenceLearning utilizes rating scales, questionnaire’s, and developmental/medical histories from all major publishers.

PresenceLearning provided high quality, exceptional psychologists who were able to integrate smoothly into the school environment, conduct comprehensive evaluations and had a good understanding of our state’s special education laws.

Executive Director of Special Services, Lake Stevens School District

PresenceLearning follows all best practices defined by leading psychological organizations, including APA.

Guidelines for the Practice of Telepsychology