Test Level

Q. Our son is working below grade level on some subjects, though he tested fine on the end-of-year, grade-level test. After I submitted his results, the school district indicated he should test at the next higher grade level. I don’t…

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How to Evaluate a Child

Q. For an evaluation, it says the child must show progress. Since my special needs child is behind in several subjects, will that affect her evidence of progress? A. Being behind in some subjects would be more evident on a…

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Grade Placement

Q. How do I place my child at the correct level for the upcoming year? Can I use an achievement test? A. Correct placement in the core skill subjects — language arts and mathematics – can be very helpful, but…

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Testing If Behind in One Subject

Q. My two elementary-age children did not do well in math, so I put them back one grade level in math when we began homeschooling in  September. They are doing well in other subjects. Do I have to test them…

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What Your Child Should Know

Q. How do I find out what my child is supposed to know by the end of each grade? A. The skill subjects are the most important subjects your child should know by the end of the year. For each…

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Understanding Credits

This post is part of a series titled, “Homeschool Q&A.” The series features questions we’ve received from parents on a variety of topics–and the answers! Q. Some homeschool co-ops offer credits for courses. Should I give my children credits for the…

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