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. 

Appointment Scheduling

If you are interested in having Dr. Ellis conduct the JATP testing for your child, please complete and email the  fill-able JATP registration form to jatp@ellisevaluations.com. The JATP registration form can be obtained by clicking HERE.  You may submit your testing fee via a secure form by clicking

Pay For JATP Testing 

Once Dr. Ellis receives your registration form and payment, she will contact you to schedule your appointment. 

You may request a specific appointment date and time by clicking the Schedule Appointment button below. Just make sure you are requesting an appointment for the Atlanta office. For “Service” select JATP Testing for the grade to which your child is applying (K-1 or 2-5). However, please note that you will not receive a response unless you have already emailed your completed JATP registration form and submitted payment to Dr. Ellis.

Please Note:  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 $220 or $240 testing fee ($190 or $210 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 along with a check for $200 (per child) at any time before or after your child’s testing appointment.  After 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.