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You may decide that you would like to do some standardized testing in your homeschool. These resources will help you acquire and administer those tests.

An Interesting Find: The National Center for Fair & Open Testing (FairTest)
Works to end the misuses and flaws of standardized testing and to ensure that evaluation of students, teachers and schools is fair, open, valid and educationally beneficial.

Bayside School Services - Kill Devil Hills NC - Offers standardized achievement tests, available all year. prompt mailing of results can be.

Crosspointe Educational Services
Crosspointe Educational Services is a mail order service that offers California Achievement Tests (CAT)

Family Learning Organization - Offers standardized tests for homeschooling families. Tests offered: California Achievement Test, Fifth Edition – Complete Battery Wide Range Achievement Test – Expanded Edition. (Note, in 2008 this company was enclosing letters from HSLDA conducting a survey about homeschoolers who take standardized tests. (Refer to: Kaseman article here.) )

Piedmont Education Services - offers the Iowa Tests of Basic Skills (ITBS) and the Woodcock-Johnson III Tests of Achievement (WJ-III), along with test prep materials.


Portfolio Resources
If you are home schooling middle school through high school age students who plan to attend college, it is a good idea to generate annual portfolios. Also check out our "homeschooling teens" and Upper school pages

Preparing a Homeschool Portfolio
A portfolio is a viable method to assess, both continually and annually, a student's academic progress. This approach helps both parent and student compare work objectively during the school year. The following suggestions will help parents prepare the portfolio.



At-Home Assessment Ideas

How can I assess my student at the beginning of the year? Mid-year? Throughout the year?

Math

Math - General
Saxon Math Placement Tests

DOMA Basic Math Skills - Diagnostic Online Math Assessment
DOMA Basic Math Skills is a comprehensive, valid and reliable web-based assessment that diagnostically assesses students' math abilities.

Reading

DORA - Diagnostic Online Reading Assessment (K-12) - DORA is a comprehensive, valid, and reliable web-based assessment that diagnostically assesses your child's reading abilities [English].

MINDPLAY, Methods & Solutions - Reading evaluation and assessment. This free aptitude test will assess your phonics skills and reading comprehension level.

The National Right to Read Foundation - Print out The National Right to Read Foundation's Reading Competency Test and find out today.

Science

The National Science Foundation (NSF) Classroom Resources -- a diverse collection of lessons and web resources for classroom teachers, their students, and students’ families. Materials are arranged by subject area to help you quickly find resources in your interest area, and then use them to create lesson plans or at-home activities.

General
Wide Range Achievement Test, Expanded Edition (WRAT-E), Grades 3 through 12. Reading, Mathematics, and Nonverbal Reasoning

 

 

 

 

 

 


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