by romacoxMarch 10 at 12:59 PM
An assessment does not necessarily mean a test. There are certified teachers, who are home educators, and provide assessments for other home educators.
I would never use just any teacher, because some of them are anti homeschooling. You can check with Rhode Island Home School Support Groups to see who they recommend.
by Joann.HSMarch 10 at 2:59 PMGood advice above.
Try and relax...she may pick up on your nervousness.
by mem82March 10 at 3:03 PM
I imagine she only has to pass. They can't expect more from a homeschooler than they do for regular kids. 8)
by oredebMarch 11 at 9:49 AM
let us know how it goes
March 11 at 11:00 PMGood luck!
March 12 at 11:32 AM
I would suggest NOT referring to it as a "test", but rather I'd tell her that the lady wants to see how well she reads... I wouldn't let your DD know of the ramifications for the testing, but rather keep it on as casual of a level as possible... "The school just wants to see how much you can do." That puts it more in a "show off" light than a testing light. It can be a subtle, but important difference, although depending upon the child's astuteness, she might see it as a test anyway! GOOD LUCK! Let us know how it went.