L.E.A.P. frog!

testIt’s that time of the year again—LEAP test time.

The Longitudinal Evaluation of Academic Progress, or LEAP, test is administered by our virtual charter school.

All students in grades K-8 are required to take this test twice a year.  The test at the beginning of the year is used to identify a students weaknesses and strengths, academically.  This test gives teachers and learning coaches the opportunity to individualize a students education plan.  The test is then given, once again, at the end of the year.  The end of the year test is used to judge a students progress throughout the year.

As with most tests, I do not feel this it is necessary.  I am a very involved learning coach and virtual homeschool parent.  While I love having a certified teacher to help individualize my child’s learning plan, I am able to gauge my students yearly progress without this test.

I do understand, however, that some parents are unable to do this.

Being part of a virtual charter school means that I am bound by their rules.  While this is not a government mandated test, it is still a standardized test.  As I have said before, all children learn differently and standardized, across the board, tests are not the proper way to gauge how much a child has learned.

God Bless 🙂



I am a Christian, Virtual/Homeschooling mom of 3 who loves helping my children realize those AWESOME "lightbulb" moments!

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3 comments on “L.E.A.P. frog!
  1. 1prettyorchid says:

    What wonderful material you have. And you are absolutely right, people learn at different speeds. Not everyone is going to grasp material the same as others.

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