Homeschooling

MAPS Standardized Testing for Homeschoolers

If you have spent any time on my blog, then you know I firmly believe that your child is much more than a score on a standardized test. Your child is a creative, unique, and sparkling individual with a plethora of personality that cannot be measured by a test.

But that doesn’t mean testing is a bad thing. It just isn’t the only thing.

Standardized testing can provide valuable feedback about your child’s academic strengths and weaknesses. For the homeschooling parent, these strengths and weaknesses are usually not a surprise but testing results can help pinpoint specific areas that might require extra support in the future.

I live in a state that requires annual standardized testing so I administer a standardized test each year. The scores my children receive for various subject areas typically do not provide helpful feedback or information, but they have met the state requirements in North Carolina. I have researched testing options that provide more specific and valuable feedback but they are usually quite expensive.

But this year, I came across a solution that was affordable and would provide valuable feedback.

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Homeschooling

Freedoms Homeschool Parents Forget

Most homeschool days follow a typical routine. These semi-predictable routines keep the lessons moving forward and help parents maintain their sanity. This is a good thing. But it’s far too easy to fall into a routine trap and allow things to become boring and mundane if we don’t flex our homeschool…

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Introduce your children to linear equations in a fun and hands-on way with Hands-On Equations.
Homeschooling, Math

Hands-On Equations Product Review

Do you ever feel like all of the wonderful math manipulatives and hands-on activities for teaching mathematics disappear by the time your student reaches Pre-Algebra and linear equations? Gone are the days of snap cubes, base ten blocks, and geoboards because now it is time for “serious math”. Well, guess what?…

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How we homeschool on the go.
Homeschooling

Homeschooling on the Go

I’ll admit that my favorite homeschool days are the ones we spend at home with no outside commitments or activities on the schedule. I protect our days at home as much as possible. But there are days that we have to take this show on the road.…

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