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•In-Person & On-Line (NEW 2021) Options
•Providing Professional Resources, Guidance, & Services for Home Education

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ATC is proud to announce we are partnered with ERB to bring you a high quality at-home online testing option. Since 1927, ERB has been committed to a singular mission: To unlock student potential through assessments and learning solutions that help schools develop improved curriculum, teaching, and learning.
In 2021 a homeschool mom (Angie Cutlip) had taught in public school for 11 years & came home to homeschool her own children. She began began Woodcock-Johnson testing and helping families select curriculum that met their needs.
ATC has join the mission of helping families through new technologies, advanced testing programs, and consulting services by providing the ERB's CTP online at-home! The CTP is more up to date than many other nationally normed tests available to homeschooled students.
ERB is the only educational service offering assessment for both admission and achievement from Grades 2-12 and you can expect:

  • High quality, reliable assessments
  • Robust and timely feedback
Another bonus for homeschoolers is the CTP also contains not only achievement but additional cognitive reasoning tests!!! This is great in helping families understand learning differences.

LEARN MORE ABOUT ERB HERE!
The other partners==>
Classical Conversations
Homeschool Legal Defense Association
Veritas Scholar Academy
Homeschool Testing Services

Learn MORE HERE About our Online At-Home Testing

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Online* & In-Person Services


Woodcock Johnson Testing (Non -Common Core) ==> IN PERSON OPTION ONLY *Keep Scrolling for Online Testing Options

If you prefer a one-on-one nationally normed assessment where you bring your student for testing this is best option for you. We assess students in-person pre-k to 12th grade and give you immediate feedback. However in NC, you are are only required to test once age 7. The chief administrator is responsible for obtaining and/or scheduling the nationally standardized test at some time during the school year. DNPE, nor the public school provide the test or funding for the tests. If an online test better meets your needs then look below for online options.

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CTP (Online Nationally Normed + Non-Common Core with CURRENT Normative Data) ==> *ONLINE ASSESSMENT

The Comprehensive Testing Program (CTP) is a rigorous nationally normed assessment for students in Grades 1-11 covering reading, listening, vocabulary, writing (spelling), mathematics, and science. Another plus is that the CTP contains some cognitive type assessments like verbal and quantitative reasoning subtests beginning in Grade3.

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Milestones (Used throughout the Year to Better Track Progress Online)==> *ONLINE CHECK POINT ASSESSMENTS

Milestone Assessments for students in Grades 3-8 cover Reading Comprehension & Mathematics, and are an extension of (CTP), offering mini checkpoints through out your year. This is not your yearly assessment but rather an add-on power boost to track progress across your school year with two Milestone assessment in addition to the CTP for more targeted interventions and better curriculum design. You can choose to take your yearly online CTP achievement test plus 2 online milestone assessment tests throughout the year.

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Is The CTP Right Choice for Your Family


NOT ALL TESTS MARKETED TO HOMESCHOOL FAMILIES ARE EQUAL & YOU MUST DO YOUR RESEARCH TO MAKE SURE YOU ARE CHOSING THE BEST TEST FOR YOUR FAMILY!
For families testing can mean a new role in your student's education. Don't worry, we're here to help you find the appropriate assessment for your homeschool. ATC Educational Services now allows you to administer your test securely right in the comfort of your home. We offer the highest quality assessments and learning tools to help your students master core academic skills and track their learning growth.

At ATC we recognize that a single test score does not define your child but we help offer deep insight into your child's profile of strengths and weaknesses, and into their learning trajectory. CTP results in a given year & over time provide evidence of excellence in fostering educational growth in your homeschool, as well as indicate areas where you may want to review existing curriculum and instruction.

Standardized tests measure students’ knowledge of material that is deemed common knowledge for all children in their grade level. These tests are not cognitive or IQ tests. HOWEVER, the cool thing about CTP is there are cognitive tests built in as well at 3rd grade and above. This is something I have been asked for over the past 20 years. Many parents want more than just achievement but to see how achievement compares to actual cognitive ability.

In short, CTP is for those families who take education seriously, and who recognize that excellence in education requires a deep base of insight into learning and achievement for every student.

The CTP is a rigorous, Nationally normed achievement test, which was Nationally Normed in 2018 and updated regularly. The CTP is more up to date than many other nationally normed tests available to homeschooled students. MANY independent schools have used this tests to evaluate students for private school entry. CTP will SOON allow you to compare your students to other homeschoolers, other public school students and other private school groups. For older students this test will help you predict how well your student will perform on college entrance exams like the SAT. You will know which areas you need to work for your student to reach their potential. This means you get to see how your student is doing compared to their homeschool peers as well as the National Public School system.

You are here because you desire===>
  • A Professionally proctored test with a proctor from ATC to walk you & your student through each step in the comfort of your home.
  • To know  if your student is performing up to their full potential
  • To recognize gaps in learning to help you decide if you need to change or tweak curriculum & instruction
  • To look for differences in achievement and cognitive ability through reasoning and quantitative subtests  (Available 3rd grade up)
  • To Build your student’s test taking skills with the fast-growing laptop-based format
  • To meet your state standards for annual testing with a high quality currently norm-referenced  assessment
  • Quick results with comprehensive feedback spotlight your student’s strengths, drive targeted instruction,  &  identify areas for improvement.

WHY ONLINE TESTING? 
  • As classroom instruction and assessment methods have changed over the years, we have found that bubbling answer sheets is not a skill students practice outside of standardized testing. 
  • The adaptive testing available in the online format provides more precise measurements of students’ abilities.

DO NOT ORDER THE ONLINE CTP TEST UNTIL YOU HAVE GONE HERE!

With any assessment it is important to know how the test is scored.
How is The CTP SCORED!!!
  • Each question is worth only one point. You are not penalized for wrong answers, so it is to your advantage to answer every question, even if you have to guess.
  • The exam is not graded on a curve.
  • Your raw score, which is the number of questions you answer correctly, is converted through a statistical formula, to what is referred as a "scaled score." Scaled scoring allows for all examinees to be judged on a level playing field when taking different forms of the exam. Scaled scoring is commonly used by most certification organizations that offer multiple forms of an exam.
All exam forms meet the same test specifications:
  • 33-37% of questions test knowledge of basic facts and terms
  • 38-42% of questions test an understanding of concepts and principle
  • 23-27% of questions test the higher thinking ability to apply concepts and principles to specific situations
  • 10-15% of all of the above mentioned questions will require computation and higher math skills
The CTP exams are valid, sound and legally defensible.

What level will my student be assigned to take online==> GO HERE


What Level CTP Will My Student Take


What Level CTP Will My Student Take
Your student will be assigned to take either level 1-10 depending on the time of year your student takes the test. If you test in the fall before you get started with your new grade level you will be taking the grade level of the year you just completed. This is great for families that are still deciding which curriculum they will be using or what method they will be using for the coming  year. If are taking your test in the spring/summer you will be taking the level of the grade you are in or the grade you just complete.

Interested in OnLine Testing


For families testing can mean a new role in your student's education. Don't worry, we're here to help you find the appropriate assessment for your homeschool. ATC Educational Services now allows you to administer your test securely right in the comfort of your home. REMINDER ==>  not ALL tests marketed to homeschoolers are created equal. In short, CTP is for those families who take education seriously, and who recognize that excellence in education requires a deep base of insight into learning and achievement for every student.
If you would like more information about our online testing option your student can take online in a secure browser please complete this form. We will contact you in the near future with our testing dates!
Standardized tests measure students’ knowledge of material that is deemed common knowledge for all children in their grade level. These tests are not cognitive or IQ tests. HOWEVER, the cool thing about CTP is there are cognitive tests built in as well at 3rd grade and above. This is something I have been asked for over the past 20 years. Many parents want more than just achievement but to see how achievement compares to actual cognitive ability.
The CTP has levels 1-10.
Which test will your child be assigned ==>HERE

Steps before ONLINE CTP Test Purchase


Download Zoom

Download Zoom onto your computer and save to your desktop. This is where we will get started with the test with a proctor provided by ATC.

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Run a System Check

RUN this check on the exact device your student will use either Windows, & Mac. NOTE: IPADs are not supported for online testing *Chromebook and Ipad Coming in Future

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Download Secure Browser

Since this is a nationally normed standardized achievement test it must be given in a secure browser. The ERB Secure Browser Windows app provides a secure testing experience by prohibiting access to other apps while testing. The user will launch the app and navigate through their test, answering test questions.

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Set Up Your Testing Area

Create a clean, quiet, area free of any noises or distractions.

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Extra Notes & Purchase your Online Test

You MUST do these steps before you purchase your online CTP Test. Do not purchase if you have NOT completed the actions in these steps 1 -4. Once you order your test in a few days you will receive an email with a blank Student Log Testing Day Worksheet to print your Student ID and your session numbers. This will help us individualize the test to your student.

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CTP Demonstration Tests


Demonstration Tests Levels 1 -2

This will allow your student to become familiar with the online testing prior to testing with sample items. After you have followed the Easy Steps to Test your System, make sure you are in the Edge Browser and click on Demonstration Test just under Check Readiness and Download Secure Browser. Scroll down and you will see links to sample test. Will not work on mobile device.

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Level 3

This will allow your student to become familiar with the online testing prior to testing with sample items. After you have followed the Easy Steps to Test your System, make sure you are in the Edge Browser and click on Demonstration Test just under Check Readiness and Download Secure Browser. Scroll down and you will see links to sample test. Will not work on mobile device.

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Level 4 and Up

This will allow your student to become familiar with the online testing prior to testing with sample items. After you have followed the Easy Steps to Test your System, make sure you are in the Edge Browser and click on Demonstration Test just under Check Readiness and Download Secure Browser. Scroll down and you will see links to sample test. Will not work on mobile device.

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OnLine CTP Testing DO NOT ORDER UNDER CONSTRUCtiON


About


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We believe you are in charge of your student's success. We are here to help guide you with making educational choices regarding testing, as well as provide other resources and services. ATC Educational Services is committed to excellence and professionalism in caring for the needs of your child, whether in the private, public or home school sector. We believe the model of continual assessing, planning, teaching, and evaluating to be an integral part of education. We understand a single test does not define your child. Your child is so much more than a score. What we do is help offer deep insight into your child's profile of strengths and needs, and into their learning trajectory. Assessments in a given year and over time provide evidence in fostering educational growth, as well as provide indicators of where you may need to review curriculum or instructional approaches. Whether affirming what you already have assessed about your child, measuring growth over time, building test taking skills (life is full of tests) and more, we are here to assist you in your homeschool planning, teaching and evaluating growth in a positive, friendly, & professional experience. Our goal is a meaningful NO STRESS ASSESS with in-person or online options.   For those families who take education seriously, and who recognize that excellence in education requires a deep base of insight into learning and achievement for every student then we can help you!

Woodcock Johnson testing


Is the Woodcock Johnson Test the Best Choice for your Family?

Do you want an individualized testing experience where you can test at ANY time during your school year? Do you want your student exposed to a testing situation out of your home? Do you have a student that is "above" in some areas and "lower" in other areas? Do you have a student that is well above "grade level" in your assessment? Do you have a student with developmental delays? Do you have concerns about curriculum choices? Do you have a student that is working at the college level in some areas? Do you have a non reader or early emergent reader? Do you have student that has experienced testing anxiety or anxiety in general? Does your student enjoy a challenge? Do you suspect learning differences? At any time might your student return to a traditional classroom setting? If you answered YES to ANY of these, the Woodcock Johnson Is most likely the best option.

Purpose of Test

• To measure what your child has learned in reading, mathematics, written language and general knowledge • To help you measure growth and get benchmarks • To look for strengths and weaknesses • To look for interdisciplinary discrepancies in learning: In traditional school many students are overlooked that are are gifted. This group of unserved students are those whose abilities and disabilities mask each other. Students who are gifted and also have learning disabilities do, in fact, exist but are often overlooked when students are assessed for either giftedness or learning disabilities(Fox, Brody, & Tobin, 1983). At ATC we refer to the "learning disabilities" as" learning differences"!

Areas Tested

We specialize in special needs, learning differences, preschool to high school, and all types of learners. We also help to assess if your student is ready for Early College (Career & College Promise). ==> • Reading - comprehension, vocabulary, basic skills, phonics & word attack • Mathematics - computation, reasoning & application of basic skills • Language - knowledge, writing skills, expression, punctuation, spelling, grammar • Knowledge - general science, social studies, humanities

Advantages of WJ III® as compared to Group Test Such as CAT/5, SAT or Iowa Test of Basic Skills

Advantages of WJ III® as compared to Group Test Such as CAT/5, SAT or Iowa Test of Basic Skills • Test questions are read both aloud and silently by either the proctor or the student who responds verbally or with some writing • Test is not timed (therefore, less pressure on the student) • Immediate feedback on your student's performance with a computerized score report • Requires only one to two hours of your time

Benefits of Testing with ATC

BENEFITS OF TESTING WITH ATC • Friendly, relaxed, and personable testing in comfortable environment • Positive testing experience encourages students to excel • Most students actually enjoy taking the test, stating, “This is a fun test!” • One on One testing allows examiner to give encouraging words throughout the testing session • Once test items become too difficult the administrator takes student to next section determined by a set protocol

How Long Does it Take?

• Most testing takes from 55-65 minutes for younger test takers. Older students on average take about 1 1/2 hours. You may remain at your testing location, shop, relax, or eat. I will go over the test report thoroughly and provide brief feedback and curriculum recommendations if needed.

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Team


Angie Cutlip, M.Ed.

Director, Wendell, NC

HEY!!! I am Angie the director of ATC. I hold a Masters Degree in Education in Curriculum and Instruction. I graduated from Garner High School in 1988. I received my undergraduate degree in Elementary Education from Tennessee Temple University. While teaching at Aldert Root Elementary, Classical Magnet School, I received my graduate degree from North Carolina State University. I taught in the Wake County Public Schools for 10 years. I began serving the homeschooling community after the birth of our first daughter Abigail. I have been homeschooling for over 20 years and helping other families homeschool. I have also worked as a teacher trainer in the areas of reading, writing, curriculum and technology. I have a love for children, teaching, and learning. I also love to bass fish and create. I reside in Wendell, NC with my husband and two daughters. I pray my passion for helping others is evident in each family I serve!

Beverly Hardister

Charlotte Area Administrator

Beverly has been an administrator with ATC since 2003. She enjoyed six years of teaching experience in North Carolina. She received her degree from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She has specialized training in the areas of reading and writing. She lives in Harrisburg, NC with her husband, and two children, Jackson and Jenna. She previously tested in the Asheboro area. She is the testing coordinator for the Charlotte area. Her spirited and congenial personality makes testing pleasant and enjoyable for the whole family.

Allison Olds

Wilmington Area Administrator

Our Wilmington area test administrator is Allison Olds. Allison is a North Carolina native from Sanford, NC. She graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill in 1999 with a degree in Physical Education, Exercise and Sports Science and moved to Wilmington immediately after graduation. A couple of years after arriving, she met and married her husband Henry. They have two precious blessings, a son, Tripp and, a daughter, Camille.After an initial career as the Recreation Director on Bald Head Island, Allison returned to school to acquire her teaching license through UNCW. She taught middle school math and science for 5 years at a local public school. However, after having her two children, she felt called to spend more time at home serving her family. She now teaches 4th grade 2 days a week in a UMS school and homeschools her two children the other 3 days. She is excited to help families have an enjoyable testing experience.

Megan Rainear

Zebulon Area Administrator

Megan Rainear has been married to her husband Kevin since 1993. She has four children that she homeschools in Zebulon, NC. Megan has a B.A. Degree from Elon University and was a social worker before becoming a stay-at-home mother. She has enjoyed testing with ATC Educational Services since 2011. Megan is a member of the SEEK Colonial Homeschool group in Cary, NC. Megan's calm disposition and her efficiency make for a winning combination and pleasant testing experience.

Testimonials


 This was our first time taking this particular test and I couldn't be happier. My kids were anxious since there was so much pressure in school when it came time for EOGs, but this was completely different. Angie was great with the kids and she encouraged them every step of the way which helped them to relax. I am thankful for the amount of time Angie spent with me going over the results as well. She even spent time going over curriculum for each child and gave recommendations based on what she observed. We will definitely be contacting Angie again next year! - Danielle B., Franklinton"

     

 The Woodcock Johnson for the win!! My 15 yr old son and I had the pleasure to meet Angie for the WJ test this morning. It was such a positive, encouraging & fun experience! Yes, my son said the test was fun and he wants to test with Angie every year. He is excited & confident about his academics and can’t wait to try all the tips & recommendations Angie gave him! Thank you Angie, for making such a meaningful impact in my son’s education!! - Deysha"

     

 I am new to homeschooling and my kids were nervous about going in for testing. The testing experience was very pleasant and it was a positive experience for my kids. Ms. Cutlip is great with kids and puts them at ease. After testing she took her time to thoroughly explain the results so I have an understanding of the scores. I have a better understanding of planning my children's curriculum and what to attend to each of my child's different weaknesses and strengths. It also gives me re-assurance of my decision to homeschool them. I would definitely recommend Ms. Cutlip to anyone and we will be seeing her again in a year or so." Leila A., Mooresville, NC"

     

 This is our first year home-schooling so we are learning everything from the ground up. Several friends suggested we test in December to see how we were progressing so when Angie came recommended to us we signed up immediately. Angie was very responsive from my initial contact and my boys 6 and 8 enjoyed testing with her! After they were done she went over their scores with me and it was so helpful to see where they were for each are. Angie helped me with curriculum choices for the spring semester and areas of weakness to focus on. I would (and have :)) recommended Angie to many of my friends because she was so helpful and a delight to work with. Terin W., Raleigh, NC"

     

 Thank you so much once again for getting her in this week and providing the environment to show what my daughter actually knows, as well as the recommendations for adjustments to fill in her gaps. I am so grateful for the opportunity to homeschool and all that you provide to the community you set up. My daughter had such a great experience testing with Angie! Coming from a charter school, I had hoped she would see testing as I did, a celebration of what she knows; instead, she had learned massive anxiety over tests, rushed through it, but worst, had dreaded it. Her experience testing with Angie gave her the ability to show what she knows and show where her gaps were without her feeling like a failure. The guidance with some options to fill in the gaps was the cherry on top. I can’t thank you enough! It was a pleasure to meet you and work with you and look forward to continued testing. Tracy G., Greensboro, NC"

     

 This was our first year using this particular test, as well as our first year testing with Mrs. Cutlip. She was quick to respond with my initial contact and quick to respond with any questions leading up to testing day. My children had a great time. Mrs. Cutlip took the time to go over the results and give suggestions on things to try to build upon their strengths. She was well versed on different curriculum choices! I take to heart and trust her suggestions. Looking forward to another great year of teaching my children with even more knowledge in my back pocket! We will be testing with her in the future." Tabitha D., Angier, NC"

     

 My kids are new to homeschool and were hesitant on taking an in-home test. Mrs. Cutlip made the testing day super smooth and enjoyable for them. We look forward to testing with her in the future!!! Jessie H., Kenly, NC"

     

 I took my children, 6 & 8, to be assessed by Angie and she was wonderful. The environment was super relaxed, she made my children feel comfortable and was very kind. She went over their results with me in detail, discussed curriculum that would work best for my children based on their personalities and abilities. I would highly recommend having your children assessed by her. It was very helpful and reassured me in knowing my children were performing where I thought they were and also provided additional insight. Chris, Gibsonville, NC"

     

 My daughter had such a wonderful experience taking the Woodcock Johnson with Angie. She was excited to take the test and she used the word "fun" to describe it! What a blessing to have a stress-free test that accurately reprsents how my child is doing." Beth P., Raleigh, NC"

     

 My daughter is new to homeschooling and was nervous about the test. We weren't sure what to except, but Angie was great with my daughter. She gave her confidence throughout the test, and I know that it helped my daughter to do her best. They had a few laughs too." - Simone, Winston Salem, NCwanted to share you another testimonial that just came from a sweet girl I tested this week. Hope this will be an encouragement to those apprehensive about testing. "My daughter is new to homeschooling and was nervous about the test. We weren't sure what to except, but Angie was great with my daughter. She gave her confidence throughout the test, and I know that it helped my daughter to do her best. They had a few laughs too." - Simone, Winston Salem, NC"

     

 I am new to homeschooling and my kids were nervous about going in for testing. The testing experience was very pleasant and it was a positive experience for my kids. Ms. Cutlip is great with kids and puts them at ease. After testing she took her time to thoroughly explain the results so I have an understanding of the scores. I have a better understanding of planning my children's curriculum and what to attend to each of my child's different weaknesses and strengths. It also gives me re-assurance of my decision to homeschool them. I would definitely recommend Ms. Cutlip to anyone and we will be seeing her again in a year or so." Leila A., Mooresville, NC"

     

 My daughter is new to homeschooling and was nervous about the test. We weren't sure what to except, but Angie was great with my daughter. She gave her confidence throughout the test, and I know that it helped my daughter to do her best. They had a few laughs too." ​Simone T. , Winston Salem"

 My children had a great time taking this test! Their assessment took place in a welcoming home and Angie is super sweet so all nervousness vanished (including mine). Angie was extremely thorough in going over every detail when testing was complete.. I was able to change some of my instruction to better meet their needs thanks to Angie's recommendations. Our time spend with ATC was invaluable to us and we will be back every year to make sure we are on the right track.. Thank you so much Angie for your time, encouragement and expert input." Delia D., Raleigh, NC"

 We are so pleased with the test yesterday. Elise said she had "fun". How many kids say that about testing??? You did a wonderful job. I was able to get all of Michael's school finished, and made it on time to pick up Kate. We look forward to testing again next year at this time! I'm putting a reminder on my calendar. Blessings to you and your family. Thanks again." - K. Kandle, Wake Forest, NC"

 I have used ATC services for several years. My son loved Mrs. Becky but unfortunately she moved. We travel from New Port to Wendell to test with Mrs. Angie and she was wonderful. She made testing so easy. I would highly recommend her services. She is very thorough and helpful with your child and with explaining any concerns she may see." - J. Dail, Newport, NC"

 Megan was great with Brayden. The testing procedure and atmosphere was perfect for him. It was like she already new him. She gave me good advice and suggested a couple of great books for him to read and I got both of them. I'm sure I'll be seeking advice from her in the near future. Thank you so We will be back for testing in late spring to make sure we are on the right track and making progress. Thank you!" J. Barrett, Louisburg, NC"

 Angie- Thank you so much for the wonderful testing experience you created for my girls! With this being our first year of homeschool, we had no idea what to expect. The relaxed atmosphere and your patient and calm approach put them at ease. I was so happy to be able to review the results immediately and talk to you about new curriculum ideas. Thank you for the extra time you spent with me and for answering my many questions! We look forward to seeing you again next year!"- L.. Lynette, Raleigh, NC"

 Awesome, thank you so much! I love it when he tests with you because he is pretty comfortable. You rock!!! I appreciate all you do. -P. Boyce, Greensboro, NC"

 hank you so much for what you do and how you do it. My children actually enjoyed the testing! They both came home and googled the answers to the questions they remembered missing." - J. Elmore, Sanford, NC"

 Angie, Thank you for testing my boys year after year. They've gotten so comfortable with you over the years and their test scores reflect that. Thank you for encouraging me, as well. Homeschooling can be a tough job, and your kind words mean more than I can say. " - Sandy, Knightdale , NC"

 I have a 9 year old nervous tester, and a 8 year old with ADD and Dysgraphia. They both said if they have to test that is the way to do it. They left feeling very proud of themselves and no anxiety on anything they did not know. I came away with a better knowledge on some curriculum that can help us also. I was knowledgeable about curriculum before but this was a big help!" - K. Wayman, Clayton, NC"

 We tested at the Wilmington location. We were very pleased with the testing that Becky did with our two boys. It was an invaluable tool in learning what areas we needed to work on during the next school year. It was also reassuring in that we saw where our children were excelling. As their primary educator, I felt more confident in my abilities as their teacher. This experience was a win-win. It was also done with so much respect and professionalism. Becky is fantastic! She also gave me terrific curriculum suggestions. I am huge fan of the WJIII test. It is so comprehensive. I feel it is worth every penny. I highly recommend these services for your testing needs." - L. Furry, Jacksonville, NC"

 My son (15) tested today with Angie. It was a very positive experience. Angie is extremely patient, kind and excellent at explaining results of testing. Additionally, she offered us much needed advice on how to help my son with his learning challenges. I highly recommend Angie! - C. Miller, Wake Forest"

 "This was my daughter’s first year doing the WJ test with Angie. My daughter had a wonderful experience and absolutely loved it!! Angie was terrific with her and made her feel comfortable and relaxed. My daughter said she’d love to do this test daily, because it was such a fun experience!" L. Hills, Youngsville"

 Angie was amazing when she tested our girls. She put them at ease and made them feel comfortable. We are so thankful we chose this route. She gave us suggestions and recommendations for next year and also gave us positive feedback at the same time. We will definitely be using the service next year. - S. Randell, Pinehurst, NC"

Contact Wendell Location for in-Person testing


Please use this form to schedule your test or if you have already scheduled your testing date. If you have not received a response in one to two business days please text Angie at 9196023760. We do our very best to respond in a timely manner but sometimes we are very backed up.
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F.A.Q.


Does it matter when you test?

NO! As long as you test each year once your student is 7!
• The WJ is unique because it can be administered at ANY time during the year. ATC has all test materials at each of our testing locations and we do our computerized scoring on-site. It is not necessary for you to order any testing materials or get a proctor. Trained and certified test administrators at each of our testing locations administer the WJ.
• Keep in mind you do not have to finish all your work for the current school year before testing. The norm tables on our computerized scoring software make allowances for the time of the school year in which the test is administered. Many opt to test before getting started to get some benchmarks.
•  You retain the test results at your home. Failure to have them on file will jeopardize the legal status of your home school. It may also jeopardize your child's proper grade placement when seeking enrollment in a conventional school if the school makes placement decisions based on testing. The WJ is the top standardized achievement test in the nation and highly recognized in academia. 

What are the requirements to homeschool in NC?

Hold at least a high school diploma or its equivalent;
Send to DNPE a (NOI)  Notice of Intent to Operate a Home School;
Elect to operate under either Part 1 or Part 2 of Article 39 of the North Carolina General Statutes as a religious or as a non-religious school;
Operate the school "on a regular schedule, excluding reasonable holidays and vacations, during at least nine calendar months of the year";
Maintain disease immunization and annual attendance records for each student;
Have a nationally normed standardized achievement test administered annually to each student. Records of the test results must be retained at the home school for at least one year and made available to duly authorized representative of the state of North Carolina DNPE when requested. For more details see BLOG on Homeschooling in NC, Easy as 1,2,3.

What can I do in the homeschool portal?

You may do the following things after logging into your account HERE:
•Print the Official Registration Record and Verification Card that can be used as your School ID. I also screenshot it to keep on my phone for teacher discounts.
•Update your Personal Information
•Change your Password
•Add or Change Annual Standardized Achievement Tests
•Change Teacher Information
•Update Student Enrollment - Each year you can update your enrollment and use the link to change the students enrolled in your home school.
•Request a DEC (Driver's Eligibility Certificate)
•Close Your Home School

How do I close my homeschool?


When there are no more students being actively educated your homeschool you need to submit a "closed" notification.
This specifically means that when the students have returned to a public or a conventional private school OR when all the students have graduated from the home school, the home school is no longer in operation and must be official closed. The school must be closed within 30 days of these events.
Schools may be re-opened later if the students return to the home school.
Schools may not be kept open in order that the school’s listing will be visible on the public website. Log into the portal and scroll down and click CLOSE SCHOOL.

What happens if I need to enroll my student in traditional school?

RECORD KEEPING IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE CHIEF ADMINISTROTOR OF YOUR HOMESCHOOL.
In North Carolina, there are basically two steps you need to take to return your child to school:
  • Notify the NCDNPE of your intent to close your homeschool. (You can always reopen it later, if you wish.)
  • Contact the school principal of the school you will be enrolling in to find out their enrollment process.
Whenever a formerly home schooled student is presented for enrollment at a conventional school (public or non-public) or college, that educational institution may request a student transcript/record of grade levels successfully completed, subjects taught, semester grades, nationally standardized test scores, etc., while enrolled in the home school.
All such information is provided solely by the chief administrator of the home school -- not by state or local government officials. North Carolina law states that a home school is a non-public school. When a student successfully completes his/her non-public school's academic requirements for high school graduation, the non-public school itself (not a government agency) maintains academic records of the student's high school academic work and issues student transcripts and graduation verifications in future years as requested. State government provides NO student graduation verifications for non-public school graduates (whether from a private K-12 or a home school) nor does it maintain or keep student academic records or transcripts -- only records concerning the legal existence of such schools, also known as your NOI.
I recommend you keep your homeschool records in a 3 ring notebook with plastic sleeves. You can maintain your attendance records, immunization records and standardized test scores by year in your record keeping notebook. A digital backup copy is also recommended as well. If you do not keep digital records just take a picture of your records and file them on a safe drive. If you save them as .pdf you will be able to print them.

Can a principal require additional testing if I enroll my student back in school?

§ 115C-288 …A principal shall not require additional testing of a student entering a public school from a school governed under Article 39 of this Chapter if test scores from a nationally standardized test or nationally standardized equivalent measure that are adequate to determine the appropriate placement of the child are available.
The local school should be able to use the homeschool records you have kept including proper annual testing to determine your child’s grade placement. 

What are homeschool graduation requirements in NC?

In North Carolina, each homeschool sets their own graduation requirements for administering your own diploma. According the NC law.
§ 115C-563.  Definitions.
As used in this Part or Parts 1 and 2 of this Article:
(a)        "Home school" means a nonpublic school consisting of the children of not more than two families or households, where the parents or legal guardians or members of either household determine the scope and sequence of academic instruction, provide academic instruction, and determine additional sources of academic instruction.
(b)        "Duly authorized representative of the State" means the Director, Division of Nonpublic Education, or his staff. 

With that said you do not have to follow public school requirements. However, if your child plans to attend 4 year college you will want to work backwards. You are your child's guidance counselor.  Here is a good place to start your research if college or community college is your goal.
UNC Minimum Requirements can be found HERE!
Career and College Promise (Early College) info can be found HERE!

How do i withdraw my child in order to homeschool?

Notify the school you have filed your Notice of Intent with the DNPE to open a homeschool. Let the school know you are withdrawing them from the school. It is best to document your decision with a letter and give the date at which you will start homeschooling.
Ask how grade placement will be handled should you decide to terminate your homeschool.
It is recommended to not withdraw your student until you have documentation from DNPE. Remember you are not asking the state permission to homeschool but informing the state you will open a private school and follow NC law.
Once filed, you are good to go until you terminate your school. Always notify the Division if address or enrollment changes. This can all be done in the portal where you file your NOI.  

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