College may be right around the corner for your homeschooler and, as a homeschool parent, you want to prepare your student well. Or you may be wondering whether you should send your homeschooler to school to prep them for future studies or if homeschooling will adversely affect their chances of getting into college. You may be encouraged to know research shows that homeschooling does not negatively impact college admission and, in some cases, may even provide special opportunities for your kids. If your children have expressed interest in college, you should know the requirements for acceptance and scholarships needed to enhance their ability to succeed in college.
You want your children to succeed in their education. We do too. We offer practical tips for teaching your children math, science, writing, and more! These tips can be applied to any homeschool curriculum. There are also highlights of our new textbooks with examples of how our curriculum trains your children to have success in their learning.
Everyone has some type of worldview, but Christians are to hold a biblical worldview, which means that every decision and action should be shaped by the Truth that was from the beginning—Jesus Christ. The question to consider is not whether you have a worldview, but rather, is your worldview true? If Christians don’t use discernment, we can allow popular worldviews to confuse us. BJU Press is committed to upholding a biblical worldview in education. We also want to help you, as a homeschool parent or educator, understand different worldviews so you can help shape a biblical worldview in your children and make informed decisions about the curriculum you use.
If you’re just starting homeschooling or questioning which grade to place your children in, you’ve probably wondered about giving them a placement test. A placement test can help you buy resources most suited to your children’s academic needs. But most curriculum publishers don’t offer placement tests for their courses. So how do you make an informed decision when buying your homeschool materials? And how do you place your children in the right grades? We’re here to answer your many questions about placement tests and grade placement.
Adult life is full of assessments. An assessment is a judgment or evaluation. Whenever I interview for a job, the employer judges whether I have the right skills. Each year, my manager does a performance evaluation. Colleges and graduate schools expect a certain score on an entrance exam. Most schools use midterm and final exams to measure student learning over the course of a semester or year. Many students also participate in standardized testing each year.
As a homeschool parent, what is your measuring stick to gauge learning? How do you evaluate your child’s progress and adapt your teaching to maximize your effectiveness? Do you have a formal review of your child’s learning that has to be reported to your state?
As Christian parents, we understand how crucial it is to teach the Bible to our children. We want to incline their hearts to God’s Word as soon as they can communicate. But how do we effectively and clearly teach them scripture? This article explores several different ways you can teach fun Bible lessons for kids in ways that will capture their attention.
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