May 6 and May 7
8:30am – 1pm
Cost: $75 per child
Registration Deadline: March 18, 2019
FEAST is happy to offer the home school community standardized testing again this year. The state of Texas does not require homeschoolers to test their children. FEAST offers this as a service for students in grades 4 – 12.
The achievement testing will be conducted in the Family Life Center at Oak Ridge Baptist Church, 10915 Vance Jackson Rd., San Antonio, TX 78230. Space is very limited, and registration will be accepted on a first come/first registered basis. No late registrations will be accepted. There will be no refunds after 3/18/19.
Verification: Each student testing as a home educated student must be verified by their parent/ guardian. When you fill out the online registration, you are verifying that the student you are registering is indeed being homeschooled.
What is an achievement test? An Achievement test measures a student’s level of knowledge in Word analysis, reading, comprehension, vocabulary, mathematics, language, spelling, and social studies/science.
Why take an achievement test? Achievement tests help teachers and students determine the level of knowledge that has been acquired in their education. It helps teachers/parents determine if there are subjects that may need more attention and focus.
FEAST STANDARDIZED TESTING
By Jeanine Martin, FEAST Test Administrator
Every spring, FEAST conducts standardized testing for students in 4th grade and up. It is not a “high-stakes” testing atmosphere, so no child should ever feel anxious about being labeled a failure. The main purpose of the test is to help you assess your homeschooled children’s strengths and weaknesses. Only parents receive the results.
If the results are great, feel free to maintain your homeschool program as is. Or, if your child needs the additional challenge, consider using gifted programs like Duke TIP. If the results are worse than expected, new curriculum or different teaching methods may be needed. Parents may also want to consider further testing for dyslexia or dyscalculia when scores are extremely low.
Tests are merely another tool in our homeschool arsenal. Do not worry about whether or not your child tends to test well or poorly. The results are only meant to help your homeschool.