When is the evaluation appropriate?

Testing is helpful when a student is having unexpected difficulty in school and more information is needed to help determine what the best supports will be. It is also indicated when a student has supports in place but is not making progress as expected. Testing is sometimes needed for documentation purposes, such as when requesting accommodations for standardized, high-stakes testing. Finally, testing can be very useful in transition planning, such as when moving from elementary to secondary school or when thinking about post-secondary options.