Diagnostics are given to determine a student’s current level of performance in regards to a number of cognitive and academic skills. The scores from these exams provide a baseline that our staff uses to plan each student’s individualized tutoring curriculum.


Diagnostics are available for all of the exams we prepare for. See a list of tests here.


Students looking to do academic tutoring with Bright Kids would also benefit from an academic diagnostic before beginning tutoring. Additionally, Bright Kids offers literacy-focused diagnostics. Full details can be found here!

During a diagnostic, students work through test questions similar to the actual exams. The diagnostics are conducted in a 1-on-1 setting with a proctor. They can take place at one of our New York City offices or at the student’s home.


The proctor:

  • Monitors the child’s testing experience.

  • Notes any test strategies the child should employ in a future testing setting (such as pacing, process of elimination, etc.).


Once the diagnostic has been completed, parents will receive a score report, which is posted to the student’s portal page, along with recommendations for tutoring.

Bright Kids Diagnostics



Assessments are available to students entering K-4th grade for the Gifted and Talented, Stanford Binet, ERB WPPSI-IV and ERB WISC-IV exams. During an assessment, a child works through questions in the test format with our learning specialists in a secure, low-stress environment at one of our New York City offices.

More than learning simply what a child knows, our specialists:

  • Test necessary subskills needed to be successful on these challenging exams.

  • Gain an understanding of a student’s problem solving approach and learning style.

  • Evaluate a child’s behavior and stamina during the session.

The objective is to find a child’s strengths and improvement areas and to create a curriculum based on this data.

Assessments for younger children last anywhere from 45 minutes to 75 minutes depending on a child’s pace and the tests that he or she is being assessed for. A detailed summary, score report, and recommendations for tutoring are then written-up and posted to the student’s portal page for the parents to view.

Bright Kids Assessments



Given by our top educators, mock tests are a great way to prepare for test day and can be taken at any point in the preparation process. Regardless of whether you are prepping with Bright Kids tutors or working on your own at home, mock tests are a great tool to identify your child’s strengths and improvement areas.


Bright Kids Mock Tests

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