College of Education and Human Development - George Mason University

Individual Assessment

Welcome to the George Mason University Cognitive Assessment Program!

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) has designated GMU as the primary provider of individually administered intellectual assessment. The purpose of this program is to provide high quality, timely, and comparable assessments for all students, as well as to make individual Cognitive Assessment Program (CAP) assessments available for families in this community at a reasonable cost, or in the case of qualifying families, no cost.

The intelligence measures typically administered include the Wechsler Intelligence Scales for Children (WISC-V), the Stanford-Binet (SB5), the Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scales of Intelligence (WPPSI-IV), the Differential Abilities Scale (DAS-II), or the Kaufman Assessment Battery for Children, Second Edition (KABC-II). The specific test selected may vary according to the specific needs of your child. An assessment will consist of an interview and formal intelligence testing, later to be followed by a formal interpretive feedback session and written report of the results.

Appointments are scheduled in three- to four-hour blocks of time, although some sessions may be briefer and some may be longer. The GMU Cognitive Assessment Program (CAP) is committed to providing appointments as soon as possible following the initial telephone intake, and all results and interpretive feedback sessions are completed within 30 days from the completion of testing. During the mid-year appeal of classification decisions made by FCPS, results will be delivered within 2 weeks of the completion of testing.

To schedule an appointment, call (703) 993-4200. Leave a message with your name and phone number clearly spoken, and we will call you back within two business days to schedule an appointment. Please note that our office receives a very high volume of telephone inquiries during mid-year and spring application/appeal periods. We understand that it may be difficult to reach our office directly during these months, and regret any inconvenience this may cause. Please leave a message, and we will return all calls in the order in which they are received. In general, even during our busiest periods, calls are returned within two business days.