Ok, so I found this lady that will test on Skype, but I don’t just want to contact someone from some random website. Has anyone happened to have used her? Here’s the link.
Also, the Peabody test must be the best kept secret. I can’t find much of anything about it at all. I live in Ohio, and it looks like most testers live in Minnesota or somewhere.
Can anyone point me in the right direction? I don’t really want to use Stanford or Iowa, but I’m feeling like I need to test now and not wait til spring. So I want to get going on it.
I thought I’d bump this and give it one more try.
I have not personally used the Peabody test, but I posted on a message board here in Ohio asking if anyone knows a local tester or the “Skype lady” in Minnesota. I’ll let you know if I hear anything.
I see on the website a “Contact me” link. It might be a shot in the dark, but you could email her and ask if she knows any local test administrators. I’m sure she would be happy to answer any other questions you might have as well.
I have not used her. It was extremely hard for me to find info, as well. Like Sue said, try her contact link. And try any state homeschool organizations you might be a part of, or even ones you’re not. Ask around to every homeschooler you know, and ask them to ask around, as well. Since it’s a national norm-referenced test, it should be in every state. Be patient, and don’t give up. I can’t say enough good things about it!
Well, it turned out that the “Skype lady” was on a list that someone posted here on the other thread, so I took a chance and emailed her about testing the kids. She called that day and set up a testing session for this Thursday. We’re very excited. She sounds wonderful over the phone. She had her youngest child graduate last year (homeschool) and she does testing full time. I was interested in becoming a tester too, but it sounds like you have to have a Master’s. That’ll be another 10 years!! If ever.
Anyway, wish us luck. I think some of us are nervous about what we’ll actually find out.
Prayers ascending for you all! Glad so far everything is going well. Let me know what’s it like Skypeing. It was hard to find anyone in our area here, so I ended up going to my grandma’s to do it there. I’d become a tester myself, but yeah, I don’t have a master’s either. :-/ I didn’t know about that requirement. Maybe someday I’ll look into it. Maybe… 😛
We’re planning on using the Skype Lady thanks to your link. I couldn’t find a single person for NY, and doing it over Skype sounds wonderful! We don’t even need to leave our home. Next year starts required testing for us, and I’d like to do a few different types this year, so we know which test we’d like, and to make sure we can prove “one years academic growth” just in case he doesn’t test well. For NY they need to test above the 33rd percentile or you need to prove “1 years academic growth”. So thanks for this option! I didn’t know about this until you all started talking about it!
One of my favorite things about the test is that it allows them to keep going as long as they can, then tells you what grade level they’re at in each subject. My oldest, 8 in 3rd grade, 1st quarter, tested at 4th-5th grade reading levels & 5th grade math. My 7yo in 2nd grade but a summer bday tested @ 1st grade. But it was her first year testing, so no problems right now. Since she’s a summer bday, they really don’t know if she’s in 1st or 2nd grade this year. 😛
I am a little nervous as the day approaches, mostly about math. We have a math handicap among our three younger kids. I guess our college student has one too, but he does better at plugging away than the others. I don’t know what the test is really like.
Does anyone want to tell me?
I mean what will they ask for math? Since it’s oral, I’m assuming they have to write down problems. I’m concerned because my 9 yo doesn’t line up problems well. My 10 yo just can’t remember anything she’s ever learned in math, and that worries me. And my 13 yo that’s probably on 5th grade level for math just wants to be in 7th grade because she’s “supposed” to be!
Nothing else really worries me about the test. They all read great and the older two can write well. My 9 yo doesn’t write so great, but that doesn’t worry me. It’ll come.
Thanks for the input.
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