Quote of the Week for February 26

We’re less than one week away from the first day of the spring testing season.  In anticipation of this time of year, we’ve been holding a Quote of the Week contest each Monday for the last two weeks. This marks the final week of this contest. If you participate, you have a chance to win three free eBook practice tests of your choice.  We’re eager to give away our last three eBooks. It’s easy to win so why not enter?

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 the following Wednesday. Therefore, be sure to check back to see if you’ve won and if so, email us at info@basicskills.net and request the three practice tests of your choice.

Below are this week’s quotes:

#1: “The old system where every child is locked away and set into nonstop, daily cutthroat competition with every other child for silly prizes called grades is broken beyond repair. If it could be fixed it would have been fixed by now.” – John Taylor Gatto

#2: “I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do.” – Leonardo da Vinci

#3: “Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.” -Robert Frost

#4: “We worry about what a child will become tomorrow, yet we forget that he is someone today.” -Stacia Tauscher

Be sure to vote today! Click here to go to our Facebook page.

Curt Bumcrot, MRE

Do you live out of state and are 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 us if you’d like to know more and how this can work for you.

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