Standardized Testing: A Case Study

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First to assess John’s progress, I would find out what standardized test was used during his evaluation and re-administer that test to show concrete numerical data. Because the standardized test will not give me a complete idea of John’s communication skills, I would utilize some forms of informal testing as well, specifically criterion-referenced procedures and functional assessment. Criterion-referenced procedures can be used to see if the child can reach a certain level of performance in order to show progress toward the intervention goals that have been put in place. These procedures do not need to follow strict rules while being administered, which allows the clinician “wiggle” room while giving the assessment, as opposed to a more formal

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