Blog Topic: Testing & Assessment

Testing Your Children

Many homeschooling parents are concerned as to whether or not their children are working at the same grade level as their “public schooled” counterparts and want to know where and how they can have their children tested. If you are concerned about how your homeschooled children are doing academically – or are just curious –

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Dehumanizing Effects of Standardized Testing

Few people consider standardized tests to be the powerful teaching instruments they are, nor do parents consider the possible impact of tests on their children. Most homeschoolers who have their children tested find the tests to be merely a source of academic feedback or a simple way to notify the state that the children are

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How Do Homeschooling Parents Know Their Children Are Learning?

The assumption that homeschooling parents somehow lack awareness of their children’’s progress, and therefore require formal evaluation of that progress, is related to the fact that homeschoolers function beyond the arena of the schools, and our philosophies and methods are not always well-understood. How do homeschooling parents know their children are learning? The answer to

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Topics: How People Learn, Personal Stories, Testing & Assessment, Unschooling

A brief look at comparisons of standardized test results for home educated students and public school students.

© 1998 Mary Shaw There is an assumption in Western Society that education is necessary to a higher quality of life; it is also a general belief that education and schooling are synonymous. Society also assumes that the education provided in our public schools is the best that can be experienced. A look at the

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