March 1st marks the first day of the spring testing season. In anticipation of this time of year, we will be holding a Quote of the Week contest each Monday beginning today for the next 3 weeks. Those who participate each week will have a chance to win three free eBook practice tests 0f their choice.
To enter, read the four quotes below. Decide which one stands out to you the most. It could be one that you strongly agree with, disagree with, inspires you, etc. Then, vote by going to our Facebook page and leaving a short comment with the number of the quote you are voting for, and why you chose that one.
“Voting” closes Friday at midnight, Pacific Time, of the same week. The winner, chosen randomly, will be posted on Facebook no later than Wednesday. Therefore, be sure to check back to see if you’ve won and if so, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and request the three practice tests of your choice.
Below are this week’s quotes:
“Don’t let school interfere with your learning.” – Mark Twain
“The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.” – Aristotle
“Orwell warned in 1984 something deeper than Fascism was happening. Drawing on the new technology of “behavioral psychology,” children would be forced to learn ‘proper’ thoughts feelings and actions. ‘Improper’ attitudes brought from home would be ‘remediated’.” – John Taylor Gato
“If you would understand anything, observe its beginning and its development.” – Aristotle
Do you live out of state? Are you interested in having your student take a standardized achievement test? Basic Skills is expanding its testing service and is now making the California Achievement Test (CAT)/TerraNova 2 available to home schoolers nationwide, grades K-12. This test provides valuable information about the educational level at which your student is working. Additionally, test scores are useful for:
Assessing academic strengths and weaknesses
Planning future lessons
Complying with state requirements
Recording student academic progress
Contact usif you’d like to know more and how this can work for you.