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 (15+ 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, FaceTime and Zoom allow 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.