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Teaching Resources
 Testing, Curriculum, and
 Support Group Information



 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Click the image on the right for test prep practice and test-taking tips:  
 

CLICK HERE FOR TEST PREP AND TEST TAKING TIPS
 
Maximizing Your Student’s Learning by Recognizing and Utilizing all Learning Styles. CLICK HERE

Resource List of Gifted and Talented Identification Instruments           CLICK HERE

Complete List of Reputable Curriculum Publishers for Parents.  CLICK HERE

 
 

TEACHING, CURRICULUM & RESOURCES The following sites could require parents to discriminate the content for appropriateness to sound Biblical Values.

COURSE CODE DESCRIPTIONS SET FORTH BY THE STATE OF FLORIDA:
CLICK HERE: Florida Course Code Descriptions

 

SEARCH FOR TEACHER AIDS TO ORGANIZE

Teaching Research @ http://www.eric.ed.gov/

A Web-site-of-Web-Sites for Teachers

Click on "Hot links for Administrators" on this web site for Education Leaders.

 

CURRICULUM

(Some of these contacts are "schools" as well, but they will sell just their curriculum to you if you are enrolled in Family Tree Private School.)

School of Tomorrow - Accelerated Christian Education "Paces" at http://www.aceministries.com/curriculum/

American School at http://www.americanschoolofcorr.com/

A Beka at http://www.abeka.com/

Alpha Omega at http://www.aop.com/

Rod and Staff at http://www.rodandstaff.info/

Discussion Board/Used Curriculum Sales

Homeschool-Rewards.com: Field-trips, Book Reviews and Articles", plus more,

ARISE Life Skills Curriculum

Critical Thinking Skills Curriculum

 

 

CLASSES

Florida Virtual School - A Free, Public On-Line High School

Lessons On-Line unlimited availability for a fee

Accredited & NCAA approved High School Courses for a Fee

 



LINKS TO ASSIST PARENTS OF STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES

See the Special Education Page for grant information for Special Education needs. Click here to go there:

Customized online help for LD

Assistive Technology from many sources

 


PHYSICAL EDUCATION

If you are looking for a high quality PE program, call Rick Andreassen, Athletic Director of CHAA, at 954-717-4428. CHAA which stands for Christian Homeschool Athletic Association of Florida, Inc., has high quality PE programs offered at local parks.

Here is a national informational web site on physical education: Youth and Physical Education



GRANTS/SCHOLARSHIPS

 "Child Learning at Home", plus more, Scholarship Opportunities


 
Scholarship counseling is available at the local college your child is interested in attending.  Contact your local college early to discuss the process for correctly applying for scholarships.
 
Click on this link for basic information on scholarships for Florida residents:
 
 


AN OVERVIEW OF TESTS


Tests are classified by professionals according to the type of information they produce. Different institutions and testers will require different tests based upon the goal for which the results will be used.


ACHIEVEMENT TESTS which tell you to what level your child has achieved in academic knowledge;


STANDARDIZED TESTS from which scores are compared at a national level;


IQ TESTS showing the potential ability level at which you can expect your child to perform academically;


APTITUDE AND CAREER ASSESSMENT TESTS which also cover ability levels in specific content areas.


SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test) is not to be confused with the SAT (Standford Achievement Test) taken in grade school. It is offered about six times a year at many locations.
SAT/Advanced Placement Testing


PSAT (the practice test for the sat) test is taken in October. The PSAT is taken to qualify for the national merit scholarship. It is suggested that students are finished with algebra 2 and be an 11th grader, though they can take it at 10th grade. When taken before 11th grade it "doesn't count", but the following year the score will count for the purpose of scholarship eligibility.


ACT ASSESSMENT TEST provides a measure of how well you can perform on the skills necessary for college coursework.

ACT Testing


PLAN is the practice test for the ACT. It is taken in sophomore or junior year, in November.


The ACT, SAT & PSAT can be taken various locations


CPT (College Placement Test)is given by colleges in the absence of any other standardized test.
CPT(College Placement Test)


CLEP (College Level Entrance Placement) test given to earn credit validate credits.


CAT (California Achievement Test) is popular with private schools as an annual standardized test.


IOWA is a common standardized test given by support groups and schools.


STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES
may call the following numbers to arrange for special college entrance testing:
ACT: 319-337-1332
SAT: 609-771-7137
GED: 202-939-9490


PREPARE PREPARE PREPARE PREPARE PREPARE PREPARE PREPARE


Summer is an ideal time to prepare for the PSAT, SAT or ACT. Summer's longer days, lack of schoolwork, and a more relaxed pace give you more time and energy to master the skills and strategies that will help you beat the test. The Princeton Review has hundreds of PSAT/SAT and ACT courses scheduled throughout the summer, at more than 700 locations around the country. All of our summer courses include a FREE Wrap-up course right before you take the test. Another convenient option for the summer is our full-length Online SAT and ACT courses. These courses are truly about preparing when and where you want. If you want the ultimate in personal attention, They also provide Private Tutoring. They claim that you'll improve your SAT score by at least 100 points (or ACT by 4 points)-guaranteed. Call 800-2Review. or click here for more information:>

A Clearinghouse on Asssessment and Evaluation

The US Dept. of Education Statistics Hotline

Achieve - Non-Profit Organization Standards




 

SUPPORT GROUPS


HOMESCHOOLING SUPPORT GROUPS

Following are groups with a Biblical foundation, open to all homeschoolers, as well as other groups. All web access by children should be monitored by parents to discriminate content for appropriateness to sound Biblical precepts. If you would like your group added, please Email me with the information.Email to Nancy


HSLDA (Home School Legal Defense Association)

Christian Homeschool Fellowship of Palm Beach county

FPEA (Florida Parent-Educators Association)

NHERI (National Home Education Research Institute)

CATO Institute

Home Education Magazine

Growing Without Schooling

The Teaching Home

Homeschool World

The Heritage Foundation Education Resources