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DIRECTIONS FOR TESTING DAY
WHAT TO BRING ON TESTING DAY
3700 Valley Pine Court
Wendell, NC 27591
3528 Lillie Branch Dr.
Zebulon, NC 27597
IMPORTANT TESTING DAY NOTES:
• Bring a favorite pen or pencil.
• You are welcome to stay during the testing appointment or leave. If you leave we will text you about 30 minutes before you need to return for your consultation and score report review.
• Optional: Bring a drink and/or snack. Feel free to bring books or things for you to do while I am testing and things for your student to do while we are going over the score report. Headphones are welcome.
• Please CALL or text as soon as you know you will not be able to make an appointment. I will be happy to reschedule.
• VERY IMPORTTANT
REMEMBER: BRING your previous WJ-III Score Report to your appointment. This will save you and your student time and I can show you how to compare the raw scores. I encourage to take a picture of any page with the raw scores and text them to your location in case you forget. This also gives you a digital record. We will show you have how to measure growth.
**WE DO NOT KEEP YOUR TEST SCORES ON FILE. LEGALLY, THIS IS RESPONSIBILITY OF THE CHIEF ADMINISTRATOR OF YOUR HOMESCHOOL.** I highly recommend you log into the portal update your homeschool enrollment and the date of you testing appointment and the test you took (WOODCOCK JOHNSON).
* See notes below as to why this is critical.
These will be helpful:
• Score Interpretation
• Description of Tests (Please remember that a student will be tested to determine instructional range. Don't panic!!! There WILL be things your child has not yet learned. This test determines what your child can achieve on his/her own. I will let your child know there are going to be things that are easy and things that are hard. This is not a GRADE LEVEL test or a pass or fail test!!! Remember this is a NO STRESS ASSESS!)
*Critical Information You Should Know: RECORD KEEPING IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE CHIEF ADMINISTROTOR OF YOUR HOMESCHOOL. 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.
Legally, ATC is not responsible for your school records.
********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 notebook. Take a picture of atleast the page with the raw scores so you have a digital copy in case you misplace. Eventhough you are required to keep them on file for each year you homeschool, you should keep a permanent record. You never know years down the road when you may need proof of homeschooling for a particular year. I know someone that was going to be an FBI agent and they were asked for school records from 3rd grade. It's prudent to keep a cumulative file to keep in a safe and make a digital copy. Cumulative files generally contain grades (if you give grades), attendance records, immunization records, standardized testing and any other information related to educational career. I kept the transcrips I created and the transcripts from early college classes. I woud print a copy of NC's homeschool law while you are homeschooling as the law could change in future and each state has a different homeschool law.
During the 1988 session of the North Carolina General Assembly, Article 39 of chapter 115C of the General Statutes (www.ncga.state.nc.us) was amended to allow home instruction, under certain conditions, as a means of complying with compulsory school attendance requirements. On March 5, 2013 NCHE had bills filed in the NC House of Representatives and the Senate to change the 1988 definition of “home school”. On Thursday, May 30, 2013 Governor Pat McCrory signed Senate Bill 189 modifying the definition of homeschool in the law. I encourage you to be familiar with the HISTORY of homeschooling in NC.