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Reading is a complex task that brings together many different skills. When we assess your child's reading ability, we look at all those different skills using an assortment of standardized test tools. Whether your child is 5 or 15, we will evaluate general intellectual ability, as well as phonological awareness skills (the ability to to understand and manipulate individual sounds), phonics skills, vocabulary, fluency (how easily and quickly your child can read), and reading comprehension.
A complete Reading Assessment can take over 4 hours. We usually split that time between two test sessions in order to make the experience more comfortable for your child.
Your Reading Assessment fee includes the cost of test administration and a formal test report, which includes score charts for each test, an error and miscue analysis, and a discussion of the child's reading strengths and weaknesses. The report will make recommendations based on your child's reading needs. Our recommendations are always balanced by your family's homeschool philosophy and your child's learning style. The test report is generally mailed out to parents within fourteen (14) business days of testing. Parents have the option of following up with a telephone consultation for any additional questions they may have.
Benefits of a Reading Assessment
We keep in mind that most homeschool children have little or no experience with standardized testing. We maintain a maximum level of test environment integrity while making the experience a comfortable one for the children. Our most important priority is obtaining valid results that will help you, the parent, make the best educational decisions possible; while helping your child feel good about themselves.
As always, test results are kept completely confidential. Parents are the only ones to receive a complete score analysis of their child's performance. It is left to a parent's discretion whether or not they share the results with their county or umbrella reviewer.
Contact us today to schedule your testing appointment.
January 23, 2019
What our clients say about Hand In Hand:
"Thank you again for today's testing! My daughter is often such a wonderful, spirited delight but I know she can also be stubborn so I appreciate your patience with her." ~ Jennifer R.
~ Jennifer R.