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Individualized Achievement Testing
Using the Woodcock-Johnson Test of Achievement - III (WJ-III), a nationally recognized standardized test tool, children are assessed in the basic areas of reading, math and writing. The WJ-III minimizes testing time while maximizing information that can be obtained from each student. Each child answers questions beginning at a level appropriate for their age or ability and continues to answer progressively harder questions.
Unlike group standardized tests, such as the Iowa Test of Basic Skills, the WJ-III allows even a 1st grader to answer high school level questions, if they are able to achieve that high. At the same time, students who may have difficulty in certain areas are allowed to test backwards in order to fully assess a particular weakness. In addition, students have the opportunity to test as high as they can possibly achieve in any one section.
The ITBS, on the other hand, can only tell you whether or not a child has mastered academic content at one particular grade level. With the ITBS, you cannot understand why a child may have scored as high or as low as they did across subject areas. Find out more about the differences between the WJ-III and the ITBS.
Benefits of the WJ-III
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 homeschooling 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.
Hand In Hand Homeschool Consultants have been fully trained in educational test administration and interpretation of results at Johns Hopkins University. Contact us today to schedule your testing appointment.
January 16, 2018
What our clients say about Hand In Hand:
"Thank you very much for this report. We very much appreciate your promptness and thoroughness. We enjoyed meeting you and appreciate your professionalism and the excellent testing experience you gave our daughter." ~ Q Family in Washington, D.C.
~ Q Family in Washington, D.C.