#09: Elevating the Assessment

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Welcome to The Classical Homeschool Podcast. At the Classical Homeschool Podcast, our heart is to take on the work of wrestling through the, sometimes difficult and philosophical, ideas presented throughout the classical education movement and bring them down to earth, specifically and practically for the classical homeschooling mom.


This week, the topic of assessment and how it fits into classical education and our homeschools. In this episode, the homeschooling mom can find what is assessment and how we can assess our students. Assessment is more than a simple exam; it is a discernment of where our students are in the growth of virtue and the liberal arts. Assessment is a positive experience for our students it allows them to learn how to discern and self-edit. Hopefully, this episode will offer you a perspective of assessment that blesses you and your homeschool.



“Now may the God of peace himself sanctify you completely, and may your whole spirit and soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.” 1 Thessalonians 5:23 ESV




Resources Mentioned in Today’s Episode

David Hicks: Norms and Nobility

Andrew Kern: Re-thinking Assessment: Foundations for Truth-based Judgments

Andrew Kern: Judging with Grace: Using Assessment and Feedback to Bless and Nourish

Jennifer Dow at Expanding Wisdom: Element #3: Classical Teaching

Celeste Cruz : Joyous Lessons

Ambleside Online

Brandy Vencel : I Am, I Can, I Ought, I Will, OR: Do the Work of Homeschooling

Pam Barnhill: Homeschool Solutions (Brandy’s episode 27)

Our Island History

Expanding Wisdom: The Classical Charlotte Mason Way to Pass a Test (Cheryl Floyd)

Lost Tools of Writing

Ron Paul’s Math Curriculum

Janice Campbell at Everyday Education: McGuffey Readers

Primary Arts of Language from IEW

Saxon Math (This is a link to a website that Ashley uses to buy her Saxon books. This is not an affiliate link, but a rather good resource page for the explanation of the different levels of Saxon math.)

Rod and Staff Math

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