Psychoeducational Evaluations are assessments that allow a psychologist to understand a student's functioning on many different levels. These tests and interviews are designed to examine a student's levels of cognition and general intellectual functioning, social and emotional functioning, and academic success.
Psychoeducational evaluations will start with a clinical interview with the psychologist to understand the student's developmental history and background, medical history, and information from the student's parents or caregivers. These interviews help gather more nuanced information to determine the testing necessary to assess the student's performance in certain areas adequately.
After the clinical interview, the student will complete a series of tests to evaluate their cognitive, academic, intellectual, and socio-emotional functioning. The psychologist will then interpret the scores and provide recommendations based on the findings to help the student, their caregivers, and teachers better understand their strengths to help them flourish in many areas in life.