January 17, 2022

How Standardized Tests Miss the Mark on Student Performance

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I’ve seen this a million times. A student’s evaluation report shows average scores – maybe with a few relative weaknesses- but the student’s performance in school is mediocre or worse. Missing assignments, disciplinary actions, and bad grades demonstrate that the student isn’t meeting his or her apparent potential in school. Confidence wanes as the student becomes frustrated. Why does this happen? April Rehrig, advocate and licensed school psychologist, walks us through the reason this happens. More importantly, April spends lots of time helping us navigate what to do about it! How can we better assess students to make sure we understand how their disability will affect their school performance? What tests should you request, and more!!! you won’t want to miss this super important episode!


April Rehrig: April is a cross-trained special education advocate who teaches real-world positive communication strategies for assessment and IEP development. She has over 20 years of experience as a school psychologist, teacher, and parent in the public (delete dash) school setting. April shares her methodology with parents, providers, and disability organizations as a Licensed Educational Psychologist, Master IEP Coach, and Board Certified Education Advocate.

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Calling all parents, teachers, school staff, self advocates, disability organization staff, doctors, therapists, coaches, tutors, grandparents, babysitters, community organization staff, volunteers, … Calling anyone that supports a student with a disability!!!


Parents of a child in special education are exhausted. Teachers and school staff are about the busiest professionals in the workforce. Nobody has time for in-person trainings, and thanks to COVID-19, few can safely access in-person trainings right now! 

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