In addition to our in-house Curriculum-Based Assessments, we also administer standardized tests. These tests include the Stanford Achievement Test (SAT) and the Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS). Although we do not recommend all of our students take these tests as they do not aid in our interventions, many homeschool students or students who did not perform optimally on the Florida Standards Assessment (FSA) may benefit from taking one of these tests. Both the SAT and ITBS allow us to determine where your student's skills rank in relation to his/her peers across academic domains.
We are excited to have Natalie Mendoza, M.A. join our team in conducting homeschool evaluations. After graduating with a B.S. in Early Childhood Education (Age 3-Grade 3) from Florida State University in 2003, Natalie continued her education to pursue a M.A. in Reading Education (K-12) from the University of South Florida. Over the past 11 years, Natalie has worked as a Primary and Intermediate Elementary classroom teacher, Honors and Intervention teacher, and private tutor. She is a certified teacher in Florida and Kentucky, and has even taught in London, England.
If you homeschool your student, Natalie can also review your homeschool portfolio. This review, or results from one of the standardized tests, are yearly requirements for homeschool students. The deadline is dependent upon when your official school year began. If you officially started homeschooling in December, that is the date of your school year and when a portfolio review or standardized test results are due. (Two other options for homeschool yearly requirement that we do not provide are 1) FSA testing and 2) psychological interview.) Please schedule for roughly a week to schedule a portfolio review with Natalie.
To make an appointment with Natalie, please call her directly at 352-235-9121. Keep in mind that it takes approximately 1 month to order the appropriate testing supplies for your student (duration may vary based on time of year). All tests will be conducted at our office in Wesley Chapel. Please go here to view pricing.