April 30 and May 2 at FEAST
8:30am – 1pm
Cost: $75 per child
Registration Deadline: March 25, 2018
FEAST is happy to offer the home school community standardized testing again this year. The state of Texas does not require home schoolers to test their children. FEAST offers this as a service for students in grades 4 – 12.
Space is very limited, and registration will be accepted on a first come/first registered basis.
Verification: Each student testing as a home educated student must be verified by their parent/guardian. When you fill out the on-line registration, you are verifying that the student you are registering is indeed being home schooled.
NOTE: No late registrations will be accepted and there are no refunds after registration has closed.
What is an achievement test?
An Achievement test measures a student’s level on 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 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.