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Educational Products

Basic Skills provides high quality educational products to help you evaluate your child's academic progress and prepare them for achievement testing. All products are shipped first class. 

Based on the format of the new Achievement Test (Comprehensive Test of Basic Skills/TerraNova 1), this new Practice test is designed to simulate and acquaint the student with the structure and feel rather than the total length of a survey test. After about an hour of work, most students understand what's required, and feel comfortable with how such a test works.

As the title suggests, is designed to teach you just that… how to ask questions that matter. Why is such a booklet necessary? Because the vast majority of text book publishers populate their tests with questions that frankly don’t matter.


Achieving Peak Performance  Available for grades 1-10  

Designed to help your child do his or her best on standardized achievement tests which are broken down into subject-specific subtests, this test preparation tool will assist you in identifying learning objectives and mastering test preparation strategies.


ELO Quick Assessment  Available for grades 1-8

How do I know that my child has learned all that he should for his grade level? The ELO (Essential Learning Objectives) Quick Assessment is an evaluation tool that is designed to fill the gap that achievement tests and other products may leave.

Essential Learning Objectives
For grades K-8, this product lists the math and language arts learning objectives for each grade level.


Format Writing
Straight forward and simple to use, Format Writing teaches the basic components of expository writing---content, style, organization, and mechanics.


Mastering Punctuation Level 1
A simple-to-use punctuation drill book for primary elementary students. Concepts are introduced, practiced, and revisited in a a variety of short daily drills that are quickly repeated.  The result will be communication that is clear, concise, and effective!

Mastering Punctuation Level 2

Mastering Punctuation Level 2 builds on the punctuation and capitalization rules that were introduced in the first book of this series. Suitable for students in grades four to six, students in junior and senior high will also benefit by a review of the rules that govern written expression.

Personal Finance Packet
Complete this packet at home and fulfill either a full or 1/2 unit high school course requirement for Personal Finance. The purpose for this course is to introduce principles of financial literacy to students at the high school level. This packet includes required readings, study guides and hands-on projects.

Health Packet
Complete this packet and study guide at home and fulfill either a full or 1/2 unit course requirement for high school Health. This packet utilizes projects and study guides with Susan Boe's Total Health text book and will use either a test based or non-test based format.

Investigating Career Paths Ebook

Complete this course at home and fulfill 1/2 unit of course requirements for high school career education.  This course is designed to provide the student with an opportunity to explore career possibilities beyond high school.


Investigating Career Paths (Hard Copy) Without Textbook

Starting and Operating a Small Business: A Career Education Course
Complete this course at home and earn 1/2 unit of credit to fulfill high school career education requirements. This course will present leadership skills and fundamental business development tools that will enable the student to start and successfully operate a small business.




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