Welcome to Day 8 of the 12 Days of Christmas for Homeschool Moms. This giveaway will bring homeschool moms some peace of mind. Check it out…
Do you use testing in your homeschool?
Over the years I’ve heard many complaints and negative aspects of testing. It seems like one of those subjects that every homeschooler has an opinion about. It’s true that testing is not for every child. But are there good reasons to test, even if your state does not require it? I say yes!
When can testing be helpful?
To gain experience testing.
Like it or not, testing is part of our society. We take tests to drive, to gain access to college, even to serve in the military. It never hurts for your children to have at least a little testing experience under their belts. Some students are naturally gifted at testing while others struggle more, but it’s probably safe to say that everyone can use some extra testing practice.
To know where you stand.
Yes, there are times when testing may not accurately represent your student’s knowledge, but you may also find yourself pleasantly surprised at what your student does know. I think that sometimes our children read and glean things that we don’t even realize. They can learn from a wide variety of sources, so sometimes a subject you perceived to be a struggle is right on course. Other times we may have missed something important. Testing can point out these strengths and deficits.
For peace of mind.
Sometimes as homeschool moms it’s hard to know if we are doing enough, or being enough. There’s been more than one day when I’ve felt like I was failing my children. Testing often shows me that things aren’t nearly as bad as I think. Maybe that math I’ve worried about all year is actually on grade level, or maybe there are places reading can be improved. Either way, I know where we stand, and I can correct what I need to and lay aside worries that I don’t need to visit.
So where do I find these tests?
You are in luck because True North Homeschool Academy offers the Performance Series Testing just for homeschoolers! Even more exciting is that you can win one during the 12 Days of Christmas giveaway.
So what’s so great about the Performance Series Test?
- These tests can be taken in the privacy of your own home.
- Your student can complete these tests more than once during the school year.
- Your child tests at their own pace, eliminating a big chunk of testing anxiety.
- The test continues to test the student in the subject matter, as long as your student can answer correctly, so you get an accurate read on what your student knows.
- If you test with us year after year, your test scores will save; giving you a clear graphic of how your student is doing over time.
- You will receive a complete PDF of test scores, along with a Lexile Reading Score.
This test covers reading, language arts, and math and is available for grades K through 12.
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Lisa Nehring owns, blogs and teaches at True North Homeschool Academy, offering live online and self-paced classes, clubs, transcripts, testing, special needs, community and more! She loves working at a job she is passionate about, along with homeschooling. You can also find her on Facebook, Pinterest, and hanging out in her Facebook group Help Homeschooling High School.