Assessment Fees

Fees vary according to the type of assessment, please refer to the tables below.   Please note that GST is not added to the cost of assessment.    

Full Diagnostic Assessment

Charges for a full diagnostic assessment and report, using the Woodcock Johnson IV and / or KeyMaths-3 diagnostic kits, are shown in the table below.  A reduced fee is offered to SPELD NZ members

Assessments for dyslexia or dyscalculia (only) typically take two half-days.  An assessment for both dyslexia and dyscalculia (combined) requires three half days. 

Assessment (full)

Tests Administered

Fee (2024)

Fee (2024) SPELD

Dyslexia and/or Dysgraphia WJIV Cognitive, Oral and Achievement test batteries $950 $750
Dyscalculia WJIV Cognitive and Oral test batteries, and KeyMaths-3 $950 $750
Dyslexia and Dyscalculia WJIV Cognitive, Oral and Achievement test batteries, and KeyMaths-3 $1200 $900
Special Assessment Conditions (SAC)*  WJIV Cognitive, Oral and Achievement test batteries $950 $750
 *Special Assessment Conditions in the form of a reader, writer, or extra time for exams, may be granted by NZQA where a student has an identified learning disorder


SPELD may be able to assist with the cost of an assessment in cases of financial hardship.  Further information is available here.   

Alternatively, your child's school may be able to submit an application for funding to either the Scott Fund Trust or the JR McKenzie Fund.  Please refer to the following links for additional information:


 Screening Assessments - Dyslexia or Dyscalculia

A dyslexia screening assessment is typically completed within two hours.  The diagnostic assessment includes tests of cognitive ability, literacy skill, memory, and processing speed.  Results include a 'dyslexia index' which indicates the degree to which results match a dyslexic profile.  A summary of individual strengths and weaknesses is also provided.  For further information on screening for the presence of an SLD, please refer to this link.

 A dyscalculia screening assessment is typically completed within two hours.  The diagnostic assessment includes a measure of non-verbal reasoning ability, short-term working memory, and a variety of tests that indicate the likelihood of dyscalculia.

Assessment (screening)

Tests Administered

Fee 2024

Dyslexia GL Assessments Dyslexia Portfolio and Raven's Educational SPM+ & MHV $175
Dyscalculia Steve Chinn's diagnostic tests and Raven's Educational SPM+  $175
Dyslexia and Dyscalculia combined As above $250


  Maths Proficiency Assessment

The stand-alone KeyMaths-3 assessment is not intended to diagnose dyscalculia.  Instead, it measures maths proficiency in the three main areas of basic concepts, calculation, and applied maths.  The score analysis report identifies gaps in mathematical knowledge which can then be specifically targeted by a school or tutor.  Assessments typically take three hours.


Tests Administered

Fee 2024

Maths proficiency KeyMaths-3 $300