The key to a successful tutoring program is early identification of a child’s strengths and areas that need development. At Bright Kids, all of our students begin their partnership with us by completing an initial assessment conducted by one of our learning or assessment specialists. These assessments are created to align with the type of material your child will see on the day of their exam(s). Parents will receive a write-up of their child’s scores and parents can call in for personalized recommendations for test preparation.
We recommend that assessments take place at the Bright Kids office in order to best simulate a neutral test-taking environment, but some can be offered at your home if necessary.
Offered for ERB/WPPSI-III, ERB/WISC-IV, Gifted and Talented, and the Stanford-Binet 5.
Whether you are looking to simply see whether a gifted and talented program could be a fit for your child or are already planning to work with Bright Kids for tutoring, an assessment with one of our learning specialists is the best way to begin. The key to a successful tutoring program is early identification.
Children will work through test questions with our learning specialists in a secure, low-stress environment. More than learning simply what a child knows, our specialists test underlying skills, evaluate children’s problem solving approach and learning style, as well as their behavior and stamina during the session. The objective is to find a child’s strengths and weaknesses and to create a curriculum based on this data.
Assessments for younger children last anywhere from 45 minutes to 75 minutes depending on a child’s pace and the tests that they are being assessed for.
Offered for ERB, Gifted & Talented, ISEE and SSAT
Bright Kids offers diagnostic exams for a multitude of exams, including the following:
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Diagnostics are given as formal evaluations as to a child’s current level of performance in regards a number of cognitive and academic skills. The scores from these exams provide a baseline from which our staff can plan your child’s tutoring curriculum around.
During a diagnostic, children will work through test questions, similar to the actual exams. Parents will receive a write-up of their child’s scores. Our proctor will be monitoring your child’s testing experience and note any test strategies your child should employ in a future testing setting (ex. pacing, process of elimination, note taking, etc).
Bright Kids staff is always available to families who have questions or would like feedback regarding their reports. Parents will receive recommendations for a tutoring curriculum, as well as regular reports as to a child’s performance during his/her tutoring sessions.
Offered for Gifted and Talented, OLSAT, NNAT, ISEE and SSAT.
Wondering how your child will do on the OLSAT, NNAT, ISEE, or SSAT if he took it today? Would you like to simulate the testing environment so your child is best prepared on test day? Why not sign up for a Mock Test? Given by our top educators, mock tests are a great way to prepare for test day and can be taken at any point in the preparation process. Regardless of whether you’re prepping with us or working at home, mock tests are a great tool to identify your child’s strengths and weaknesses.
We offer Gifted and Talented Mock tests for Kindergarten through 3rd Grade Entry. Children who are entering 1st Grade and up are given tests in a group that we offer several weekends near the test dates. Please give us a call at 917-539-4575 to set up a mock Gifted and Talented test for your child.
The ISEE and SSAT mock tests are offered for the upper, mid-level, and lower level exams.
The Bright Kids staff is always available to families who have questions or would like feedback regarding their reports. Whether you are looking to simply see whether a gifted and talented program could be a fit for your child or are already planning to work with Bright Kids for tutoring, an assessment with one of our learning specialists is the best way to begin.