Teaching My Kids

Testing & Evaluation

Students taking tests

What Have We Learned?

Looking to understand how much your child has learned since last year, what your child knows and can do right now, or what your child needs to learn next? You might be surprised to discover there are several different kinds of tools that can help you! Here are some of the more common ones:

  • Timed standardized tests
  • Untimed standardized tests
  • Portfolios
  • Evaluators
  • Less formal assessments (especially good for young learners) like anecdotal records and checklists
The good news is that as a homeschool parent who knows your child, you are free to choose (within your state law’s requirements, of course) what kind of tool and what sort of timing would be the best fit for them right now. And no matter where you are in your homeschooling journey, we’ve got specific help for you below. Come jump in and learn more!