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Assessment Considerations

Assessment Considerations

While a homeschool assessment must be done every year for students of compulsory age, there are two main options to choose from: testing and portfolio review.  The portfolio review option was hard-won in 1994 to help special needs students and others for whom testing...

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Stanines, Percentiles, and Freedom

Stanines, Percentiles, and Freedom

Learning. It’s not just for our students!  There is certainly a learning curve for the newly revised law.  This is a good thing, however, for through this law we have gained freedom!  Nevertheless, with freedom comes responsibility - the responsibility to learn. Those...

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Preparing for Testing

Preparing for Testing

It can be tempting to think that a test will accurately assess how we are doing as teachers and how our children are doing as students.  But it can do neither.  Standardized testing is only a tool to determine how our children compare academically with other students...

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