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Gifted Testing and Homeschooling

posted by Karen Quinn, The Testing Mom - September 14th, 2012

Homeschooled children can also be put through to gifted testing if parents choose to pursue it. In fact, many parents that choose to home school their children decide to put their kids through the same kinds of school readiness and intelligence assessment tests that public and private schools used. This is because the results of gifted testing can help parents determine an appropriate course of study and level of academic challenges to design and implement for their children.

Home school resources on the internet are extensive, thanks to increased interest in the practice in recent years. Many such resources also have helpful blogs and articles on gifted testing, and links to gifted testing resources also available online.

Additionally, resources such as the standardized testing company Pearson also offer individually-administered exams for gifted testing, including the NNAT, or Naglieri Nonverbal Ability Test, one of the most common IQ and school readiness assessment tests used by public and private schools across the country.

Of course, it is important for homeschooling parents to understand the test results and the implications of those results for study planning and subject matter and difficulty level of courses and lessons as well. Parents who decide to use gifted testing and homeschooling children should research test score analysis methods and other topics related to gifted testing and IQ assessment.

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