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Leaving Public School


 


One of the major differences between regular school and homeschool is that at home, all students can be taught at their level. In public school, kids who miss something (a concept, a formula, a skill) may simply be moved along in the curriculum by a teacher who assumes that they "got it." If this happens often enough, the student may find that they are completely lost in many of their classes.


When a child comes out of a public school environment, the parents can test the level of the student in each subject. Standardized tests can help (Iowa Basic, CAT test, or any of the others.) Is the student at grade level? Above grade level and bored? Or below level and frustrated? I recommend Saxon for math placement.


Once you know their level, then you can make sure your child's curriculum is just the right fit in every subject. Keeping it challenging but not overwhelming can make a huge difference in your student's success. It doesn't matter what level they are - what matters is that they are working at THEIR level. If they are, they can succeed. If they aren't, then they may be bored or hopelessly lost.


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Comments 4

Guest - Lee (website) on Thursday, 01 May 2008 05:15

Hi Danielle,
Thanks for the nice comment! I hope this helps!
Blessings,
Lee

Hi Danielle, Thanks for the nice comment! I hope this helps! Blessings, Lee
Guest - Danielle Says Hello (website) on Thursday, 01 May 2008 03:54

Thanks for the link!! It will be very helpful in planning for the fall!

Thanks for the link!! It will be very helpful in planning for the fall!
Guest - Lee (website) on Wednesday, 02 April 2008 16:50

Thank you, Dayna!
Blessings,
Lee

Thank you, Dayna! Blessings, Lee
Guest - Dayna on Wednesday, 02 April 2008 16:42

Thank you, Lee, for this timely advice. My daughter is about to start homeschooling after coming out of a stressful advanced placement curriculum. She already is starting to be more relaxed and happier since we told her that she will be homeschooled very soon. I will check out the link you provided. I appreciate all of your thoughts and suggestions and look forward to many more.

Thank you, Lee, for this timely advice. My daughter is about to start homeschooling after coming out of a stressful advanced placement curriculum. She already is starting to be more relaxed and happier since we told her that she will be homeschooled very soon. I will check out the link you provided. I appreciate all of your thoughts and suggestions and look forward to many more.
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