The purpose of the Baseline Assessment is to identify the skill levels of children (aged 6 – 17) whose parents are BEGINNING to homeschool. These tests can be used to assist the parent with instructional planning.
Children are tested in small groups during a 30 – 45 minute appointment in the core skill areas of Reading, Writing, and Math. The purpose of each test is to determine:
1) the grade level at which the child is performing
2) identify any gaps in the child’s skill development
3) identify skills the child should work on.
For a young child, Writing includes handwriting and spelling; for an older child, Writing includes evaluation of composition, as well as handwriting and spelling. The testing experience is designed to be at a level where each child will be successful and not at a level that will be frustrating for them.
The parent is not present in the room during the evaluation.