Academic testing is always given in conjunction with a neuropsychological assessment to do one of the following:
- Diagnose Learning Disabilities (i.e. dyslexia)
- Assess Academic Levels/Benchmarks
These tests are typically prompted by school performance difficulties, which can happen to students of all ages, preschool to doctoral level graduate programs. They are also required when applying for accommodations on standardized tests such as the SAT, ACT, LSAT, MCAT, GRE, and GMAT.
For more on learning disabilities, see the Learning Disabilities of America descriptions of the most common learning struggles. The website is a great resource, with useful tools and information pertaining to learning issues, accommodations, and your rights in an academic environment.