Thank you for your interest in the Woodcock-Johnson III Tests of Achievement and the Peabody Test.
I have been an Independent Testing Specialist since 2005 (10+ years!) growing my client base through networking and referral. I love my work and truly enjoy connecting with homeschooled families in this way. I live in St Paul, MN and work with families in the metro, outstate, in other states and other countries. Skype allows me to work far and wide!
Unique Experience: I work with kids on a one-on-one basis and have a way of supporting them, putting all children at ease to create a positive testing experience to yield the best test results.
I have 2 daughters and homeschooled the oldest through high school and the second through 8th grade. We used a combination of approaches including literature-based study, unit study, travel and a group study with four other families. I helped begin and run a successful Echo early years' homeschooling support group in St. Paul for several years. For 2 1/2 years, I was a co-coordinator of Planet Homeschool, a secular junior high/senior high homeschooling coop, in St Anthony, MN growing the coop from a dozen or so families to 50+ families. I became an Independent Testing Specialist in order to blend my education and work experience with my commitment to homeschooling and the families who choose this lifestyle.
I have my Masters in Social Work from the College of St. Catherine/University of St. Thomas. I am licensed with the State of Minnesota as an L.G.S.W. My professional experience includes work with children, adults, groups and families in various clinical settings. I have successfully done assessment, diagnosis, counseling, advising, resource referral, goal setting and believe all of those skills contribute to my success as an Independent Testing Specialist since 2007. I have use both the Peabody and the WJ-III to evaluate my own children, finding its conversational style to be comfortable for kids and its scope to provide good information for a homeschooling parent's planning.
I love to travel, read literature, attend theater prodcuctions and play badminton.
If you have friends who may be interested in either the WJ-III Standard (5 subtests), Extended versions or the Peabody, please let them know they can learn more about both tests here at achievement-test.com.