Getting assessed for learning difficulties

​Teachers assess and record information about your child’s learning throughout their school life.

If a teacher finds your child is not developing skills at the same rate as their peers, they may do further assessments to get a better idea of where your child needs help.

Your child’s teacher may use:

  • English Online Interview – assesses the English skills of students from foundation to level 2 in reading, writing, speaking and listening
  • Mathematics Online Interview – determines your child’s existing maths knowledge by using growth points which are 'stepping stones' along paths to mathematical language
  • Abilities Based Learning and Education Support (ABLES) – identifies and addresses the needs of children with disability or developmental delay
  • Diagnostic Assessment Tools in English – assesses English learning in students in prep to year 2 to give information about their learning strengths and challenges.

Support for a child with a learning difficulty

The teacher will work with you to identify any reasonable adjustments that may be needed to support your child’s participation.

More information is available on supporting your child with a learning difficulty at home. You can also visit the AUSPELD website.