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Shelton admits learning-different students of any race, color, religion, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national and ethnic origin in the administration of our educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

Annual Academic Testing

Each year, Shelton’s Testing Department conducts annual academic testing throughout Shelton's Lower School (LS) Division. The purpose of annual testing is to:

  • provide a standardized snapshot of each student’s academic ability in specific foundational areas.
  • provide a way for parents and teachers to see progress from year-to-year; and
  • serve as an additional piece of data that divisional administration and teachers use to assist with designing and informing interventions.

Lower School students are tested in perceptual, visual-motor, pre-reading, reading, spelling, math, and letter- and number-writing skills. Annual Testing Report, showing current and previous test scores, is sent to each student’s parent(s) in May. Additionally, a meeting is held, where tests and scores are explained, and questions are answered.


Academic planning decisions are made by administrators, department chairpersons, and teachers within your student’s division. If you have questions, you should contact the following:


If have a question about your student’s identified learning difference and/or test scores, please contact any one of the following: