Tag Archives: Assessment/Evaluation

5 Elements Homeschoolers must have on their High School Transcripts

As a homeschooling parent, you are responsible for creating a high school transcript to use for college applications. This is no cause to panic.

Why? Because there is no such thing as a standard transcript form even among school districts.

Try this, do an image search on “high school transcripts samples” in Google. Take a look at the wide variety of fake transcripts offered for “novelty” purposes. There is no such thing as a “correct” transcript. Continue reading »

Portfolios for Assessment and Instruction

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Portfolios are scarcely a new concept, but renewed interest, fueled by the portfolio’s perceived promise for both improving assessment and motivating and involving students in their own learning, has recently increased their visibility and use. The definition of a portfolio varies some, but there seems to be a general consensus that a portfolio is a purposeful collection of student work that tells the story of student achievement or growth. Continue reading »

Multiple Intelligences: Gardner’s Theory

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Arguing that “reason, intelligence, logic, knowledge are not synonymous…,” Howard Gardner (1983) proposed a new view of intelligence that is rapidly being incorporated in school curricula. In his Theory of Multiple Intelligences, Gardner expanded the concept of intelligence to also include such areas as music, spacial relations, and interpersonal knowledge in addition to mathematical and linguistic ability. Continue reading »

Don’t Become a Homeschool Dropout by Making This Single Mistake

frustrated 200Nearing the end of my active homeschooling career, I’ve been thinking about what advice I could pass on to new homeschoolers or those who have hit a bump in the road. I had some ideas based on talks I’ve done for new homeschoolers before but I thought I would look to see what other people have discovered to see if I was missing anything important. Continue reading »

Alternative Assessment and Technology

man 200The following article is from the Office of Educational Research and Improvement which is part of the Department of Education.

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INTRODUCTION

Considerable attention is now being paid to the reform of testing in this country–going beyond multiple choice testing that emphasizes facts and small procedures, to the development of methods for assessing complex knowledge and performances. Continue reading »