What is mind the gap about?

At Pearson, we’re passionate about supporting students with their learning.
We believe that promoting wellbeing makes a dramatic, positive impact on learning.

Not all students learn at the same pace or in the same way. In fact, research tells us up to 30 percent of students are struggling with their school work – that’s roughly one in three students!

Students with minor learning struggles are often referred directly to a clinician without trying a classroom intervention first. Meanwhile, the child still struggles at school, and the gap in their learning gets wider, and wider and wider.

So, how can we bridge the learning gap?

Response To Intervention (RTI)

There’s a simple approach that can help.

It’s called Response to Intervention, or RTI for short. RTI can help schools spot struggling students early on and use targeted teaching to help them catch up.

How can clinical assessments help?

Whether they’re struggling with their language skills, academic achievement, or social and behavioural skills, you can use a range of clinical assessments to help identify areas where students are struggling the most.

Our standardised assessments will help you:

  • evaluate learning difficulties
  • guide you towards creating the right intervention strategies or differentiated instruction

The assessment results and data are also helpful for the support team at your school. And if the student ends up at tier 3 with a psychologist or speech pathologist, the results will also help guide them in their assessment approach. 


Assess language skills and comprehension with
CELF-5 A&NZ Screener


Assess academic achievement with WRAT-5


Assess and teach social & emotional skills with

A quick screening test to help you determine language difficulties including screen morphology (grammar), syntax (sentence construction), semantics (vocabulary) and pragmatics (social) skills.

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An accurate and easy-to-use assessment to help identify possible learning difficulties. Measure and monitor fundamental reading, spelling, and maths skills.

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Giving students the foundation they need to be successful. SSIS-SEL assesses key social skills and integrates the assessments with an aligned, evidence-based intervention.

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