We are happy to announce that several testing options are available for homeschool families during the 2019 INCH Conference:
Two are for high school students thinking about what comes next after graduation from your homeschool:
- ASVAB Career Exploration Program (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery) – FREE on Friday, 5/17, 10am-1pm
- CLT (Classic Learning Test) – New college entrance exam! Alternative to the SAT & ACT – $54 on Sat, 5/18, 9am-12pm
Four different options are available on Friday 5/17 for families who would like help assessing the needs of their struggling learners:
- Learning Efficiency Evaluation
- Reading evaluation
- Spelling evaluation
- Math evaluation
Any of these four can be taken during one-on-one consultations with learning specialist, Jeanne Manning, for the greatly reduced cost of $35/test. Individual appointments must be arranged by contacting Mrs. Manning.
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The test will be given on the 2nd floor of the Lansing Center, Room 205.
The test will be offered: Friday, May 17, 10:00-1:00pm
- NOTE: This year there will be NO on-site follow-up discussion of the test results. Students will have scores mailed directly to their home with an explanation of how to access a multitude of online resources which will help with interpretation of the results and assist in career planning.
The ASVAB is a FREE career planning and exploration program that combines a multiple-aptitude test with an interest self-assessment and a wide range of career exploration tools. It is administered annually to more than one million high school and post-secondary students, and military applicants.
The ASVAB Career Exploration Program includes eight individual tests covering verbal and math skills, mechanical knowledge, electronics, etc. It also provides three Career Exploration Scores for Verbal Skills, Math Skills, and Science and Technical Skills. These three scores serve as one of several pieces of information about your teen that can aid in the exploration of a wide variety of educational and career options. The ASVAB is offered at no cost and no obligation to high school students.
Students can explore occupations and consider whether their skills (as measured by the three Career Exploration Scores), and interests as measured by the FYI), are comparable to the demands of occupations that appeal to them. Research has shown that students who participate in the ASVAB Program experience less career indecision, enjoy greater confidence in making career decisions, and consider more thoughtfully their options than do students who do not participate in the ASVAB Program.
A junior or senior can also use their scores from the ASVAB to enlist in the military after graduation. The scores are good for two years. However, no one is under any obligation to the military as a result of taking the ASVAB. Many students take the ASVAB for career exploration and have no interest in enlisting in the military.
Here’s a link for more information: www.asvabprogram.com.
To register, CLICK HERE!!
Are you concerned about the Common Core standards appearing on mainstream college entrance exams? Then we have good news about an exciting alternative! Check out the Classic Learning Test, a fast-growing new college entrance exam option.
INCH is pleased to help introduce the Classic Learning Test (CLT) to our members and friends. The CLT is a new college entrance exam that is gaining acceptance at colleges across the country.
We will provide a testing site for the May 18th CLT at our annual INCH Michigan Home Education Conference. Please register your child for the CLT and help us reunite virtue and education!
Click here to learn more about the CLT, including when or where you can take it.
The CLT was designed as an alternative to the so-called values-neutral SAT and ACT exams. The literary and mathematical questions on the CLT draw on the ideas of some of the greatest minds in Western history. This rich material covers both theistic and secular perspectives, which will benefit and enrich the student in the test-taking process.
Because of this, we believe the CLT may provide the most accurate and rigorous measure of academic formation, accomplishment, and potential of your student.
The overall goal of the CLT, is to repair the disconnect between intellectual pursuits and virtue. CLT believes the ancient Greek philosophers stressed the same basic ideas about education that many homeschooling parents hold to today.
CLT believes that how students learn to think, what they read, and how they live are all intricately connected. According to CLTI, one reason that mainstream education in America is failing is that the pursuit of virtue, as traditionally understood, has been lost. CLT attempts first to quantify both the knowledge and the virtue your student has attained and then to present that to colleges.
INDIVIDUALIZED TESTING & CONSULTING AVAILABLE FOR YOUR STRUGGLING LEARNER AT THIS YEAR’S INCH CONFERENCE!
We are happy to announce that testing is available during the INCH Conference for families who would like help for their struggling students at a greatly reduced price!
There are 4 separate tests being offered by Jeanne Manning, a Learning Specialist who has worked with struggling learners, and has taught students both online and at her office for over 28 years.
Each family will be able to select just one test for their student and will pay only $35.00 for that test. (Tests normally cost at least $45.00.) If more testing is requested, those families will be able to arrange to do further testing at a later date.
Learning Efficiency Evaluation
The first test is called the Learning Efficiency Evaluation and is available for those parents who would like to better understand how their children learn. This test will indicate a student’s strengths and weaknesses in visual and auditory memory. Testing will be administered, results obtained, and immediate follow up will be given to parents, including helpful information about suggested curriculum and how to work with their struggling students in the areas of reading, spelling, and math.
The second test is a reading evaluation which will indicate a student’s grade levels in reading decoding, as well as their proficiency in reading and listening comprehension.
A third option is a spelling evaluation which will indicate a student’s grade equivalent spelling level, along with strategies to help the student improve their spelling abilities.
The last test being offered is a math test, which gives a precise indication of a student’s ability to do basic math operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division), as well as the student’s ability to work with time, money, fractions and decimals. An overall grade equivalent level will be given.
Limited spots are available for one hour testing/ consultation appointments on Friday, May 17th during the INCH Conference. Testing will be done in a private conference room on the 2nd floor of the Lansing Center. In order to reserve a spot for you and your student to meet with Mrs. Manning, you must contact Jeanne directly at 616-308-5271 or email her at [email protected] to sign up. Reservations will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis until spaces are full. Please put “INCH Testing” in the subject line, then share student’s name, age, test you’re requesting, and if you have a time preference for your appointment on Friday 5/17.
Jeanne was educated at Northeastern Bible College and Patterson State Teacher’s College in New Jersey. For several years Jeanne taught in a Christian school in New Jersey. After Jeanne married, moved to Michigan and had her own children, she began to homeschool. Jeanne’s journey in working with struggling students began when she discovered that two of her children had learning disabilities, so she began to look for ways to help them overcome their struggles. She took specialized training in many different programs. Some of those were offered by The Michigan Dyslexia Institute, Lindamood Bell, Essential Learning Systems, and Touch Phonics. Jeanne has shared the information she learned by teaching workshops at homeschool conferences around the country. For many years Jeanne offered tutoring and testing for TeenWorks, an onsite homeschool tutoring service, and online for HomeSchoolWorks, where she has worked with students both nationally and internationally. The knowledge and experience that Jeanne acquired has enabled her to help hundreds of struggling students and their families over the years, and she is blessed to be able to continue assisting homeschool families by making her services available at this year’s INCH Conference.