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One-on-one achievement testing for homeshoolers.

felt so comfortable
Testing can be really stressful for Jacob because of his disabilities, and he felt so comfortable with you and positive about how it went.  ~ Monica
results
Straightforward results!  ~ James
lessen test anxiety
Ann helps lessen test anxiety.  My daughter is now prepared for the pre-ACT and beyond!  ~ Tanika
kind, warm soul
I am very thankful that you came to our house to test me! Thank you, Ann, for all your support, for your support of others, and your kind, warm soul. ~ Carlos
look forward to each year
Thank you for making testing something to look forward to each year!  We really enjoy your sweet spirit.  ~ Rhonda
thank you for your patience
Thanks for your help over the last 11 years!  I especially want to thank you for your patience with Jonathan.  A lot of people would have lost patience and walked away.  You stuck in there and found a way to make it work for all of us.  I truly believe that it is the patience and understanding from you and a few others in his life that have allowed hime to mature into the anxiety free person that he is today.  Thank you!!!   ~ Elaine
beyond awesome
Ann Mathews-Lingen is beyond awesome as a tester.  She is accommodating, flexible, unflappable, reasonably priced and nice. ~ Bridget
helps me with any of my questions/anxieties too
Ann makes my kids feel so comfortable…and she helps me with any of my questions/anxieties too! (It is a bit nerve-wracking having your kids tested when you have been guiding the learning process.). So, if you want a nonjudgmental, gentle approach, I highly recommend her!  ~ Margaret
thorough and professionally handled
The testing was thorough and professionally handled, yet very child-friendly. My daughter didn't seem to stress at all!! We received favorable results. The school is working with us on advancement, so that my daughter remains interested and challenged. ~ Shelly - mother of a public school student
nothing but good things to say
My children had nothing but good things to say about the experience, and Ann gave us tools to better instruct our children. ~ Dave
Ann is fantastic!
Ann is fantastic!  A homeschool mom who really does whatever she can to make the test comfortable for you child. ~ Mandy
the boys rather enjoyed the test
I'm glad to have had the opportunity to work with you the past couple of years, and I know the boys rather enjoyed the tests, even though there was some preliminary trepidation the first time!  Thanks for all that you do. ~ Patrick
We are very satisfied!
It was a great experience for all of them.  I never thought I'd be able to say that any of the kids enjoyed their standardized testing, but now I honestly can. Many thanks for your calming, professional demeanor, and ability to put all three at ease.  We are very satisfied! ~ Audrey
she made it fun and comfortable
We just had Ann come over to test our 7 yr old, Kyle, for the first time (for all of us). It went very well, she totally gets unschooling and is supportive of whatever you are called to do. Kyle was very apprehensive about doing this and she made it fun and comfortable for him. I would highly recommend her if you are considering the Peabody. For me, it was easier than trying to get Kyle to sit down and do a test with me, he loves his freedom! ~ Roberta 
Lovely rapport.
Lovely rapport. Our son was very reticent going into the testing but quite happy by the end! ~ Alice
When do I get to test again?
We also use Ann, and my daughter ask all year long, "When do I get to test again?" She's really a great tester. ~ Laura
Ann is wonderful.
Ann is wonderful. My son looks forward to her visit each year. When Ann left after his first test Mark wanted to know when she could come back so he could do it again. ~ Jane
We've always had good experiences.
We've always had good experiences. I choose not to stay in the room, but I often hear my daughter laughing in there. ~ Sandy
Thanks again
Thanks again for the great experience. It was such a confidence booster for Josie. My husband commented today, "Did something change with Josie in the past few days?" ~ Deb
We feel happy
We feel happy to know we can still use your services, it makes us very comfortable with our homeschooling. ~ client in United Arab Emirates
Derick is feeling great

Derick is feeling great about his experience with you and how non-stressful it was...especially compared to his previous testing experiences in public school. Thanks for making it such a fantastic memory for him.  ~ Susan
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Scheduling Update

Testing for the 2021-22 school year will be online only using Zoom, Skype or FaceTime (Apple).

I am taking new clients for every month through August 2022, except for April, 2022, which is filled with current clients. Let me know as soon as you can the month in which you want to get on my list for testing.

Current, active clients are already on my list and will be sent a scheduling reminder as your month approaches.

 

Ann Mathews-Lingen, MSW, LGSWWelcome to Achievement-Test.com where you can learn about the the Woodcock-Johnson III NU Tests of Achievement (WJ-III ACH) and Peabody Individual Achievement Test (PIAT-R-NU).

Ann Mathews-Lingen, MSW, LGSW, has been an Independent 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. Learn more about Ann

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 2007, 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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The Peabody is a standardized, nationally norm-referenced achievement test. The Normative Update was published in 1998.  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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  • WJ-IV
  • Grade Equivalency pre-K - >17.9
  • Nationally normed achievement test
    Non-bracketed, Untimed, 1-1.5 hours
  • Published 2014
  • Subtests

    Pronunciation List

    Reading Comprehension (fill-in the blank)

    Spelling (dictation)

    Applied Math
    (no response set, scratch paper allowed)

    Science
    (open-ended questions with separate score)

    Social Studies
    (open-ended questions with separate score)

    Humanities
    (open-ended questions with separate score)

  • 3 score reports emailed within 7 days of appointment
  • $95
    ($25 for duplicate reports)
  • Accepted by most School Districts, States and some Gifted programs
  • Learn more
  • WJ-III NU
  • Grade Equivalency pre-K - >18.0
  • Nationally normed achievement test
    Non-bracketed, Untimed, 1-1.5 hours
  • Published 2007
  • Subtests

    Pronunciation List

    Reading Comprehension (fill-in the blank)

    Spelling (dictation)

    Applied Math
    (no response set, scratch paper allowed)

    Academic Knowledge
    (open-ended questions on Science, Social Studies & Humanities for a combined score.)
      
        

      
        

  • 4 score reports emailed within 7 days of appointment
  • $75
    ($25 for duplicate reports)
  • Accepted by most School Districts, States and some Gifted programs
  • Learn more
  • PIAT-R NU (Peabody)
  • Grade Equivalency K->12.9
  • Nationally normed achievement test
    Non-bracketed, Untimed, 45-60 minutes
  • Published 1998
  • Subtests

    Pronunciation List

    Reading Comprehension (multiple choice)

    Spelling (multiple choice)

    Applied Math
    (multiple choice, no scratch paper, accommodation for learning disability)

    General Information
    (open-ended questions on Science, Social Studies & Humanities for a combined score.)

      
        
        

  • Scores provided at the end
    of the appointment
  • $55
    (No charge for duplicate reports)
  • Accepted by most School Districts and States. SSDI recertification
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