Imagine that you are the new principal of a new private elementary school that caters to gifted and talented children. Your task is to write a letter to the parents of the children, explaining the role psychological tests will play in their child’s education this year.
Write a draft of your letter, beginning Dear Parent, and include the following in your letter:
Explain why tests of school ability (as well as related abilities are or not) are necessary in a school setting.
The role tests will (and will not) play at the school.
Explain how any test that is going to be used will be selected (e.g., criteria).
Explain how parents will be informed of findings with respect to readiness, achievement, and ability.