Testing Information and Suggested Providers
The Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence-4th Edition (WPPSI-IV) is administered to young children, and the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children-5th Edition (WISC-V) to ages 6 and above. The Beery-Buktenica Developmental Test of Visual Motor Integration (VMI) is also administered only to kindergarten applicants.
These evaluations will give us a clearer understanding of a child’s intellectual abilities and learning style. It is the responsibility of the parents to arrange for this testing and to see that the results are sent to the Admissions Office.
Penn Charter requires the following tests, depending on the grade a child is entering:
Pre-K: No testing required
Kindergarten: WPPSI and Beery VMI
First: WPPSI or WISC depending on the age of the child
We offer a list of suggested testing facilities and will accept reports of Wechsler tests administered within the last two years by a licensed psychologist or a certified school psychologist. We encourage families for whom the cost of testing is prohibitive to call us.
Suggested Wechsler test providers for Lower School applicants are listed below, in alphabetical order. We encourage you to contact these facilities to compare the specific procedures, costs and reports available.
Center for Child Assessment and Therapy
Staci Heindel Ph.D.
Jessica Spatz-McNeery, Ph.D.
8612 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19118
Cost: WPPSI and WISC $400. Beery VMI for kindergarten applicants is additional $10.
Center for Psychological Services
Jennifer Jackson Holden, Psy.D.
Rosemont Plaza, Suite 1
1062 East Lancaster Avenue, Rosemont, PA 19010
Cost: WPPSI and WISC $390. Beery VMI for kindergarten applicants is additional $10.
Greenspon Assessment and Consultation, LLC
Chelsea Erdmanis Greenspon, Psy.D.
3331 Street Road, Suite 407
Bensalem, PA 19020
Cost: WPPSI and WISC $400. Beery VMI for Kindergarten applicants is an additional $20.
Karen Dybner-Madero, Psy.D.
2201 Pennsylvania Avenue, Suite 101
Philadelphia, PA 19130
Cost: WPPSI $360, WISC $385. Beery VMI for kindergarten applicants is additional $25.
Sara Evans, Psy.D.
1518 Walnut Street, Suite 1103
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Cost: WPPSI and WISC $400. Beery VMI for kindergarten applicants is additional $20.
Mainline Educational Services
Harriet D. Kline, Ph.D.
1062 East Lancaster Avenue, Suite 14
Rosemont, PA 19010
Cost: WPPSI $350, WISC $400. Beery VMI for kindergarten applicants is no additional cost.
Psychological Services Center at Temple University
Robert L. Fauber, Ph.D., Director
1509 Cecil B. Moore Ave.
E.C.E.C. Building, Room 420
Philadelphia, PA 19121
Cost: WPPSI or WISC $220-$300 (sliding scale). Beery VMI no additional cost.