What Is The Joint Admissions Testing Program?
The Joint Admissions Testing Program (JATP) is a means by which children seeking admission to a consortium of Metro-Atlanta private schools complete a nationally standardized measure of cognitive functioning. The test administered assesses a range of cognitive abilities that are related to school readiness. The test is designed to evaluate a child’s performance under a fixed set of conditions, not to test the limits of his or her knowledge. All tests are administered on a one-on-one basis by licensed psychologists qualified in psychoeducational assessment.
Dr. Ellis is a contract psychologist for the Joint Admissions Testing Program. As a function of her JATP affiliation, she provides cognitive evaluations for rising kindergarten through fifth grade students.
If you are interested in having Dr. Ellis conduct the JATP testing for your child, please click the following link to register and schedule your child’s JATP testing session:
Upon scheduling, Dr. Ellis will forward you confirmation of your testing appointment as well as important documentation.
Dr. Ellis conducts both in-person JATP testing for Atlanta residents and virtual JATP testing (using HIPAA compliant Zoom) for applicants living in the following states: AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, DE, DC, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, ME, MD, MN, MO, NE, NH, NC, NJ, NV, OH, OK, PA, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WV, and WI. You can select whether you are requesting in-person or virtual testing when you are scheduling your JATP testing appointment.
Please note, requesting a specific date and time does not guarantee that you will be booked for that date and time. Appointments are scheduled on a first come, first served basis. Dr. Ellis will make every effort to accommodate your request, however.
If Dr. Ellis is conducting your JATP testing, in order to receive your JATP results and have them uploaded to the Ravenna system, YOU MUST DELEGATE HER AS YOUR PSYCHOLOGIST IN RAVENNA. Not doing so in a timely manner could delay your and school receipt of results.
The $280 testing fee ($255 early discount testing fee) covers the testing session and sending the results to the JATP schools of your choice. The report you receive will be general (e.g., ability ranges). As per JATP policy, your report will not include your child’s numeric IQ scores.
Parents will receive JATP testing results no later than 10 days after testing by email given appropriate delegations in the Ravenna system have been made.
If you wish, you may schedule a parent conference to obtain your child’s numeric IQ scores as well as further explanation of the test results. If a parent conference is desired, please complete a Feedback Session Request Form and forward it at any time before or after your child’s testing appointment. The cost of JATP Feedback Sessions is $200 (per child). After a JATP Feedback Session Form is completed and payment is received, a written report including numeric IQ scores and behavioral observations will be prepared for your parent Feedback consultation. Please understand that these feedback consultations are an optional service and are not required by the JATP schools.
To obtain additional information about the JATP process and schools, please visit https://jatp.org.