There are more extensive assessments such as standardized (level B) achievement tests that can be administered. This is always an option for parents to consider, but these tests are not always necessary, in my opinion. It is important to weigh the benefits of standardized testing. Will the assessment provide important new information about how your child learns, enough to offset the stress of a standardized test? If not, then I would save the additional expense of level B assessments. Often children with dyslexia have had more than their fair share of assessments. Instead, let’s get started on helping your child to learn to read and spell!