2016-2017 New Clients

I am currently accepting new clients. The Peabody & the WJ-III tests can be taken any month of the year.  If you want to list me as your tester on your Compulsory Education form, please use my contact form to notify me first.  It's very helpful if you state which month you want to do testing, number of kids to be tested, location & phone number. 
 
Current clients may list me on the Compulsory Education form without notifying me. I will be in touch to schedule one month prior to the month in which you tested last school year.
 
To request an appointment, please use my request form. It helps me to better manage my schedule. If you have a general inquiry, drop me an email via the short form on this page

Notice

The PIAT-R NU (Peabody) testing kit is out of print as of November 2015.  The test is still recognized as a nationally normed standardized achievement test by most school districts in MN and by most states in the U.S. that require standardized testing.  (It is unclear at this time whether the test will be updated and then carried by another vendor.)   I will continue to offer the Peabody as long as it is an accepted test. Families continue to find it to be an accessible, useful tool in assessing their children's working knowledge. Most families find the results to be "spot on" in terms of their child's achievement level.   
 
For those who would like a different achievement test, I have expanded my WJ-III Testing kit, so the WJ -III Standard version will work annually for any age child whether or not that child has "topped" out the Peabody test. The results now yield a Brief Achievement score.  You can read more about that assessment and my rates under Testing Options.
 
Let me know if I can answer any questions about which test to use by emailing me at a.mathewslingen@comcast.net or by using my Contact form.

Welcome to Achievement-Test.com where you can learn more about the Peabody Individual Achievement Test (PIAT-R) and the the Woodcock-Johnson III Tests of Achievement (WJ-III ACH).

Ann has been an Individual Testing Specialist since 2005. She has grown her testing business primarily through referrals from happy clients. Ann tests clients in person in the metro area of MN.  Via Skype, she works with outstate MN families, homeschoolers in other states and in other countries.  She absolutely loves her work with homeschoolers.  Ann's background in counseling and referral, along with her experience as a homeschooler herself, adds to the richness she brings to the testing environment.  She conducts the test with professionalism while also putting each child at ease, so that he/she can demonstrate their knowledge.

The Peabody is a standardized, nationally norm-referenced achievement test. The Normative Update was published in 1998, based on 1997 results.  It is individually administered by a trained examiner, with assessment completed in the following content areas: General Information, Reading Recognition, Reading Comprehension, Mathematics, and Spelling (see below). The subtests and composite scores are calculated immediately with derived scores indicating grade level equivalents and percentile ranking.  The test is oral in format and almost conversational in tone. I strive to keep the test experience casual and non-intimidating for your child.  It takes 60-90 minutes to administer the test, but the exam is not timed. The Peabody can be administered year round and will assess K-12 grade levels. Testing Fees

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The WJ-III Standard is a standardized, nationally norm-referenced achievement test and is individually administered by a trained examiner. (It is a revised and expanded version of the WJ-R.) The Normative Update was published in 2008, based on 2005 results, which included over 8,000 individuals ages 2-90 years old, including undergraduate and graduate students. The test is oral in format and almost conversational in tone. I strive to keep the testing experience casual and non-intimidating for your child. The WJ-III Standard has 5 subtests and takes 60-90 minutes to administer, but the exam is not timed. The WJ-III Extended or Extended Plus takes 1 1/2-2 1/2 hours to administer. The Extended/Extended Plus tests have  9 or 10 subtests, depending on whether you wish to add the Academic Knowledge section, with three of the sections timed to measure fluency in Reading, Math, & Writing. The WJ-III NU ACH, in any version, can be administered year round and will assess K-Graduate grade level (>18.0) equivalency. Testing Fees

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