I don’t know about you, but I feel like I say this almost every time in the spring, “Where did the year go?” This year has certainly been filled with its share of joys as well as some hiccups in my own life. But, it’s okay, and I am on the mend and have had to adjust to things being different for awhile. School and other responsibilities don’t stop because of what happens to us, do they? Sometimes we just need to take a deep breath, rethink how we need to do things, and move forward.
Speaking of moving forward… it’s that time of year here in Ohio where you need to be thinking of what kind of assessment you want to do for your student(s) if you are going to homeschool for the coming year. This can be a nationally normed test or a homeschool assessment. If you are interested in testing, here is a website that offers testing: www.setontesting.com What I love about them is that they explain testing and have a comparison chart to see what is the best test for your student. The results of the test will be sent to you and you will submit those to the superintendent in early August when you notify that you are going to continue to homeschool.
If you are not interested in having your child(ren) tested, you can choose to have a homeschool assessment. In a nutshell, you choose academic samples of your child’s work for a currently Ohio licensed teacher to review them. The teacher is looking to see that progress has been made in accordance with your student’s abilities. They are not compared to other students. A standard form is completed by the teacher and this is then submitted to the superintendent in early August when you notify that you are going to continue to homeschool.
COVID brought about a lot of changes and this happened to have been a good thing for me and the opportunity to provide assessments to people via online. 99% of the families that I did assessments for prior to COVID lived locally since people would come to my house. Now, I see the majority of families online via Zoom and it doesn’t matter where you live in the state! So… if you are interested in this option and would like for me to review your child’s schoolwork, go to: www.calendly.com/schoolmarmohio to schedule your appointment.
Once I receive notification that you have scheduled an appointment I will send you a link to a Google Drive folder to upload samples of your student’s work. It is best if you have a gmail account, otherwise you can create a folder and email it to me. You can include videos, screen shots, pictures, PowerPoint presentations, etc. After we meet and I receive payment, I will upload the required paperwork into your Google Drive folder so you can make copies. Your scholar will also receive a certificate for all of the hard work they did.
The prices for reviews for this year (2023) are:
1 review $45.00
2 reviews $80.00
3 reviews $107.00
4 reviews $137.00
5 or more reviews $160.00
Please contact me if you have any questions. I am happy to help!
Have a great week! ~Lisa~
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