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Homeschoolers – Overview

The COVID-19 pandemic reshaped homeschooling. School closures led parents to consider it as an alternative. Flexible learning, online resources, and digital tools gained importance. Homeschoolers enjoyed more curriculum options and virtual classes. Supportive networks formed among parents. Some adopted a hybrid model, while others faced challenges, emphasizing the need for a nuanced approach. Education authorities responded with recognition and regulation changes in some places, impacting homeschooling’s future.

TestingMom, founded in 2010, is a trusted source for helping parents prepare their kids for tests and improve their skills. We offer expert guidance, online tutoring, and practice questions, as well as fun educational games and online group classes. We’re here to assist parents of children from pre-K to 12th grade build the skills needed for success and doing well on tests. We’re dedicated to supporting your homeschooling journey, ensuring your child gets a good education and does well.

Also, TestingMom has received the esteemed title of “Best Homeschool Curriculum” from HowToHomeschool.com for the 2024-25 academic year. This recognition is a testament to our unwavering dedication to delivering outstanding educational resources and support to homeschooling families. It underscores our commitment to offering top-tier homeschooling materials that empower families in their educational journey.

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Why TestingMom for Homeschoolers?

1. Comprehensive Test Prep for Homeschoolers:

TestingMom provides unparalleled resources for state test preparation for homeschoolers. Furthermore, our extensive collection of grade-specific practice tests ensures that your child is well-prepared for any standardized tests they may encounter. From math and language arts to science and social studies, we cover it all.

2. Subject-Specific Practice for Homeschoolers:

Enhance your child’s understanding of core subjects with TestingMom’s subject-specific practice materials. Furthermore, our engaging and interactive resources help build a strong foundation in key academic areas, fostering a love for learning for homeschoolers.

3. Expert Tutors for Extra Help:

Struggling with a specific topic? Our TestingMom Tutoring Team of experienced tutors is here to provide one-on-one support. Our tutors dedicate themselves to helping your child succeed, whether it involves clarifying concepts, reviewing challenging material, or providing guidance on effective study strategies.

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4. Confidence Building:

At TestingMom, we go beyond academics. We meticulously design our resources, recognizing the importance of building confidence in every child. Not only do we impart knowledge to your homeschooler, but we also focus on instilling a profound sense of confidence and self-assurance in your child’s abilities.

5. Enriching Learning Beyond Academics with Online Group Classes:

TestingMom offers live online group classes that provide students with an enriching and interactive learning experience. These classes go beyond academics and include a wide range of enrichment courses that cater to diverse interests and talents. Whether it’s mastering a new skill like coding, exploring creative expression through writing, or engaging in hands-on activities like LEGO, our live group classes create a dynamic and stimulating environment for students. These classes not only support academic growth but also foster creativity, critical thinking, and a love for learning. With expert instructors and small group settings, TestingMom’s live online group classes are the perfect platform for students to broaden their horizons and develop both academically and personally.

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Support Services for Homeschooling Success:

1. Homeschooling Guidance:

Navigating the homeschooling landscape can be overwhelming. However, TestingMom offers expert guidance to help guide you in creating effective homeschooling practice tailored to your child’s needs.

2. Progress Tracking for Homeschoolers:

With our interactive games, a student’s progress is monitored with intuitive tracking tools. Stay informed about their strengths and areas for improvement, enabling you to adjust your homeschooling approach accordingly.

Understanding Your State’s Homeschooling Requirements:

Before you embark on the enriching homeschooling journey with TestingMom, it’s essential to navigate the legal landscape. Visit your state’s homeschooling website to explore the specific requirements and regulations governing homeschooling. Further understanding these guidelines ensures that you’re well-informed and compliant, setting the foundation for a successful experience for your homeschooler.

How TestingMom Can Help Your Homeschooler:

TestingMom serves as the ultimate homeschooling resource, providing comprehensive testing materials that extend beyond mere preparation. Our resources are designed not only to prepare students for tests but also to nurture lasting confidence in their abilities. Below, we outline some of the tests commonly employed by homeschoolers and the homeschooling community. Furthermore, we offer an extensive selection of practice questions for test preparation. Additionally, our TestingMom membership grants you access to over 30 premier skill-building programs to help enhance your child’s reading, English, math, social studies, science skills and more!

Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS) and Iowa Assessments

The ITBS and Iowa Assessments evaluate school-acquired knowledge. Homeschoolers and traditional students use them to assess progress and identify improvement areas. Tests cover multiple subjects, offering peer performance insights. For homeschoolers, these tests ensure academic standards and steady progress.

Measures of Academic Progress (MAP)

Homeschoolers and traditional schools widely use Measures of Academic Progress (MAP). It’s an online test for students from kindergarten to 12th grade. This assessment not only evaluates past learning but also predicts what students are prepared to learn next.

Furthermore, the MAP test adapts to students’ responses, ensuring accurate measurement of their current knowledge and skills. This adaptability is valuable for homeschoolers customizing their curriculum. Identifying strengths and areas needing attention empowers parents to create a personalized educational experience.

Reading Test

The Reading Test is a valuable assessment that homeschoolers often use to gauge their child’s progress in becoming proficient readers. These evaluations typically cover essential sub-skills, such as phonics, comprehension, vocabulary, and fluency. Moreover, assessing these sub-skills provides parents with valuable insights into their child’s reading abilities, helping them tailor their homeschooling approach accordingly. By focusing on areas where their child may need additional support and practice, parents can ensure that their child develops strong reading skills.

Renaissance Star

Renaissance Star assessments, widely embraced by homeschoolers and traditional schools, align with state standards. Transitioning to them streamlines homeschooling. These adaptive assessments ensure curriculum harmony with state requirements. They adjust question difficulty based on student responses, accurately measuring knowledge and skills. This adaptability benefits homeschooling parents tailoring education to individual needs effectively.

Renaissance Star Early Literacy

Renaissance Star Early Literacy assesses and supports children’s early literacy skills adaptively from pre-K to 3rd grade. It tracks skill development dynamically.

Moreover, transitioning to it benefits homeschoolers, offering a comprehensive evaluation of key literacy skills and adaptability to gauge current levels accurately.

Furthermore, incorporating it into homeschooling empowers parents to identify strengths and areas needing attention, fostering a strong academic foundation.

Terra Nova, Third Edition

Terra Nova, Third Edition, is a widely recognized achievement test for K-12 students, assessing various academic domains. Transitioning to it benefits both homeschooling and traditional schooling by providing standardized assessment across subjects. Additionally, results highlight strengths and areas needing attention, allowing homeschoolers to adapt their curriculum effectively. This empowers parents to make data-driven decisions and support their child’s growth in their educational journey.

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