State Performance Standards and required testing

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State Performance Standards and required testing

Postby ptcbass » Thu Nov 04, 2010 2:37 pm

I am still trying to learn about homeschooling and starting to feel overwhelmed. I would love to pull my ds out of public school sooner than later but I am finding there is SO much out there to learn that it seems he will be graduated before I absorb all the information. I know here in GA you have to have your home schooled child tested every 3 years. Georgia has 42 pages of required standards that have to be taught for his grade level. I am sure I can go through that and scale it down a bit but it still seems like a lot.
How many of you make sure you teach on your state standards to ensure they do well on these test? How difficult is it to incorporate these "standards" into your home schooling lessons?

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Postby MyKidsRGR8T » Sun Nov 07, 2010 12:27 pm

Wow! Standardized testing every 3 years? That certainly sounds rough. Then again, I can only assume that they'll put my child and I through the same hoops. LOL.

I guess the only thing I can personally suggest (or at least, this is what I would do) is go to your state's education department. If you get in touch with the Georgia Department of Education, you can perhaps obtain testing/practice materials that can then be utilized by you or the tutor you've hired. Always communicate with them and they'll be sure to communicate with you! :)
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