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Standards Testing and How to Get Her Done!

Posted by on Feb. 28, 2013 at 2:11 PM
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Greetings to you from my little family in the Wild Western Willamette Valley in Oregon.

My little son, daughter, husband and I are a vineyard-country livin' and lovin' group who enjoys life to the hilt, as home schoolers among the pinot noir, large vegetable and fruit garden, ancient oaks, fir trees and some farm and wild critters.

Passionately experiencing all that this blessed life has to offer and sharing our experiences with friends and family, as well as new friends and family who follow my personal blog: http://www.shelliesconsumption.com/, turns this whole adventure into the deeply fulfilling and daily rewarding life of my dreams.

While we tried our hand (and hearts) at pre-school, a charter school, K12 online public school, we know for certain that we are at our very best when we live and learn together as a family.   Whether it's on the road travelling in our vintage Airstream, working at the winery where my husband is a professional winemaker and I the weekend lab tech., or right here in our cozy home, we embrace the gift that is being together, wherever we may be or go.

Our style of "home" education is based mainly on the TJED philosophies of depth and breadth, mentors and classics, learning.

We incorporate the Rosetta Stone language program, right now, with Spanish and French on a daily basis, we also use and are very happy with the ALEX online math system and Math Blasters as well.

With dinner every evening, as a family, we watch and play "Jeopardy" as we simultaneously expand our palates with mama's home made/home grown yummies and our minds with Alex Trebek's Q & A program.  

Super fun, this:)

Science, music and art, outdoor playing and working, it's all here all of the time, too and in large doses, but one area of our adventures that we are (I am) feeling not so very happy about are the state required Standards Tests.

How do you all go about arranging for these tests?  I would adore any, and welcome all, information about how to get what we need here. 

I am delighted to have this group as part of our lives and thank you in advance for talking with me:)

Have a beauty of a day,

Shellie  

 

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Bleacheddecay
by Leader on Feb. 28, 2013 at 3:58 PM
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You can use the CAT. I order ours online, here: http://www.setonhome.org/ I gave it to the kids and then sentit in for grading and leveling. I would HIGHLY recommend spending a week with a prep book specifically for whichever test you end up using before giving the test.

You may also find this link useful:

https://www.pche.org/info/testing

Shellie45
by Testing the waters on Feb. 28, 2013 at 4:31 PM

Thanks so very MUCH!

maggiemom2000
by Helping Hands on Feb. 28, 2013 at 4:33 PM
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It depends on the laws in your state. I'm in CA and we are not required to do standardized testing. 

Someone's answer from another state may not meet the requirements for your state.

Any other Oregon families out there?

Anryan
by Welcome Squad on Feb. 28, 2013 at 6:13 PM

we have to test every other year, for a week or 2 prior to the test i will teach to the test, which is typically just review for us but it helps get her ready to do it and to put her in the right frame of mind to sit at a table and fill in silly little bubbles for 5 hrs lol

Anryan
by Welcome Squad on Mar. 1, 2013 at 1:25 PM
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thank you for this link, especially since i am in Colorado lol.  I was never told that I could test my daughter and since she is dyslexic and has severe test anxiety i am happy to know that i can now test her myself at home and even online!  No more 8 hr tests in a sterile room...yayayayaya.

i can't thank you enough

Quoting Bleacheddecay:

You can use the CAT. I order ours online, here: http://www.setonhome.org/ I gave it to the kids and then sentit in for grading and leveling. I would HIGHLY recommend spending a week with a prep book specifically for whichever test you end up using before giving the test.

You may also find this link useful:

https://www.pche.org/info/testing


Bleacheddecay
by Leader on Mar. 1, 2013 at 2:08 PM

Be sure to check your state laws. I know nothing about Colorado.


Quoting Anryan:

thank you for this link, especially since i am in Colorado lol.  I was never told that I could test my daughter and since she is dyslexic and has severe test anxiety i am happy to know that i can now test her myself at home and even online!  No more 8 hr tests in a sterile room...yayayayaya.

i can't thank you enough

Quoting Bleacheddecay:

You can use the CAT. I order ours online, here: http://www.setonhome.org/ I gave it to the kids and then sentit in for grading and leveling. I would HIGHLY recommend spending a week with a prep book specifically for whichever test you end up using before giving the test.

You may also find this link useful:

https://www.pche.org/info/testing




Anryan
by Welcome Squad on Mar. 1, 2013 at 2:15 PM

lol i did, plus that sight was for colorado homeschoolers as well so that helped to.  I called them and they said that i could in fact test myself :O)  Thank you again!

Quoting Bleacheddecay:

Be sure to check your state laws. I know nothing about Colorado.


Quoting Anryan:

thank you for this link, especially since i am in Colorado lol.  I was never told that I could test my daughter and since she is dyslexic and has severe test anxiety i am happy to know that i can now test her myself at home and even online!  No more 8 hr tests in a sterile room...yayayayaya.

i can't thank you enough

Quoting Bleacheddecay:

You can use the CAT. I order ours online, here: http://www.setonhome.org/ I gave it to the kids and then sentit in for grading and leveling. I would HIGHLY recommend spending a week with a prep book specifically for whichever test you end up using before giving the test.

You may also find this link useful:

https://www.pche.org/info/testing





Bleacheddecay
by Leader on Mar. 1, 2013 at 4:15 PM


Awesome! I'm so happy for you!

Quoting Anryan:

lol i did, plus that sight was for colorado homeschoolers as well so that helped to.  I called them and they said that i could in fact test myself :O)  Thank you again!

Quoting Bleacheddecay:

Be sure to check your state laws. I know nothing about Colorado.


Quoting Anryan:

thank you for this link, especially since i am in Colorado lol.  I was never told that I could test my daughter and since she is dyslexic and has severe test anxiety i am happy to know that i can now test her myself at home and even online!  No more 8 hr tests in a sterile room...yayayayaya.

i can't thank you enough

Quoting Bleacheddecay:

You can use the CAT. I order ours online, here: http://www.setonhome.org/ I gave it to the kids and then sentit in for grading and leveling. I would HIGHLY recommend spending a week with a prep book specifically for whichever test you end up using before giving the test.

You may also find this link useful:

https://www.pche.org/info/testing







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