Annual Evaluations & Standardized Tests
QUICK & SIMPLE
The Annual Educational Homeschool Evaluation required by Florida law can be stress free and simple for everyone in your family, especially for YOU! I will make sure of it.
Email me - CCTucker7 @ gmail .com - with any questions.
Call me, Charles "Curtis" Tucker, with any questions, anytime:
- A test is NOT required by FL Home Education law. A test is only ONE of FIVE options allowed for the Annual Homeschool Evaluation required by FL law.
- I do Annual Educational Homeschool Evaluations for every grade level.
- I do Annual Educational Homeschool Evaluations through emails (Cyber Evaluations) or through the U.S. Postal service, which include a conversation with the student.
- I do the evaluation in person at your preferred location, if you prefer.
- I do Annual Educational Evaluations for every county of Florida.
My fee for the Annual Educational Homeschool Evaluation done by email (Cyber Evaluation) or U.S. Post, which includes a phone conversation, is only $25.
The Annual Educational Homeschool Evaluation done in person is $35 for the 1st student & $30 for each additional student at the same location on that same day. This is to encourage evaluating several families' children at the same location on the same day and can be done anywhere you all feel most comfortable. For example, at the library, your home, the park, a church, a café, etc.
A travel fee of 40 cents per mile is added for distances over 10 miles unless I am traveling near you already.
I am currently a valid, certified teacher with the Florida state Dept. of Education. My Florida State Dept. of Education certificate expires on June 30, 2016, at which time I will renew it.
You will find my FL Dept. of Education certificate # listed as Charles Curtis Tucker certified for Integrated Curriculum.
Evaluations and Testing since 2003
To relieve the confusion and stress of the Annual Homeschool Evaluation is one of my main goals for conducting Annual Eduational Homeschool Evaluations, which can help you and your family to have more quality time together.
Also, many "Evaluators" charge way too much for a simple evaluation and want to charge you for answering some simple questions and call it a "consulting fee," or something like that!
Please do not misunderstand me. I am not saying all county offices and "umbrella schools" are not helpful, but some are confusing and/or not helpful to homeschool parents. Also some, not all, "Umbrella Schools," and many county homeschool office personnel, are very confusing and seem to be misleading sometimes, or even just refuse to give helpful, honest information.
It is just NOT that complicated!
It is my privilege and honor to be able to help with, and promote the BEST School Choice: Homeschooling!
Home Education is the BEST! Although almost all my family are teachers: my parents, brother and sister, grand parents, great aunts & uncles, etc., my wife & I are the first of our families to homeschool our own children!?! My wife's parents are teachers also. Having had both parents being teachers, I was kind of homeschooled while still attending public schools.
Portfolio Reviews, for the Annual Educational Evaluation, are sooooo easy & effective.Thank you Florida State Dept. of Education!
REVIEWING THE PORTFOLIO
I can receive by email, or in the U.S. Post, samples of the student's work (portfolio). I have a conversation with the student by phone or computer, review the work, and then scan and attach to an email the evaluation, as required by Florida State law ss.1002.41, and send it immediately, and directly to you and the county if you so desire. Many county school offices allow me to email the Annual Educational Evaluation directly to them to be processed and recorded. This makes it sooo simple. I can also mail by regular U.S. Post the evaluation letter to you if you prefer.
The Conversation over the phone or via Skype.com is simply a formality. The evaluation is solely based on the grade reports/transcripts or portfolio work samples showing progress comensurate to the students' ability. I use the conversation with the student to encourage the student to practice everything as much as possible and do their best. I ask the homeschooled student a few simple, relaxed questions like "what is your favorite subject, etc. It is very simple, relaxed, stress free and professional.
In both of the above stated Annual Educational Homeschool Evaluation methods, I evaluate if the student is progressing at a level comensurate with his or her ability, as stated in Florida Home Education statute ss.1002.41. If the student is in deed progressing comensurate to their ability level, I will give you the evaluation in person, send it to you through the U.S. Post or I will scan & e-mail the evaluation letter to you, signed and dated ready for you to print to fulfill your annual educational evaluation requirement in the state of Florida. If you like I will also send you an original form, filled out and signed both with my certificate number and expiration date for you to send to your county office.
Cyber evaluations make complying with homeschool requirements very economical, fast and simple. Many county offices allow me to send the evaluation attached to an email directly to them and they print and file them immediatedly. It is so streamline and easy. You will get copies and documentation of everything instantly.
Once I travel to a place to do an evaluation, to do several more evaluations at that location is very convenient and economical for everyone. If the distance traveled is more than 10 miles there is a nominal fuel fee of 30 cents per mile over 10 miles.
I can evaluate 1 or more children from the same family, as well as groups of children from several families at the same place (such as the library, church or one family's house - wherever you all feel comfortable). In this way families save time & money.
Standardized Test Administration
I also administer standardized tests such as the Stanford Achievement Test, Iowa Test of basic skills, CTBS, etc... Each of these is a different cost according to the ordering of the particular test. Please call me for details on testing costs and procedures. Like stated above, they are all a little different so it depends on which one you desire most.
A Little Bit About Me
I am Charles Curtis Tucker. I am a home schooling parent since 1999 and a U.S. certified teacher since 1993 and a Florida certified teacher since 1996. I finally resigned from full-time classroom teaching in 2005/06 to focus more on my family, homeschooling, educational workshops, promoting home education, watersports, marine industries, and being a helpful part of our community as much as possible. I am also an approved standardized test administrator.
I spent 12 years full time teaching in the classrooms of public and private schools in South America, the U.S.A.
and Europe, and I have been homeschooling our children with my very Wonderful, Beautiful and intelligent wife for the past 13 years, I am extremely inspired everyday to promote homeschooling and excellent home education in every way possible.
My goals for getting involved in providing evaluations are to encourage homeschooling, and make it as stress-free, and as effective and productive as possible.
Providing low cost Annual Educational Homeschool Evaluations, and Standardized Testing, is one of the best ways for me to achieve these goals and be a helpful participant in our community.
We have lived in Orange Park, FL, Cocoa Beach, FL, Hollywood, FL and Coconut Grove, FL. We have family in Boca Raton, FL, West Palm Beach, FL and St. Petersburg, FL. We travel to various locations throughout Florida almost monthly, especially the east coast of Florida and through the middle of the state, therefore I am available for annual homeschool evaluations, and administering standardized tests in all counties of FL. Of course I can do a cyber evaluation anytime, usually very quickly.
I have always been known by my middle name, Curtis, since my dad's first name is also Charles and he was also a professional educator / teacher / professor for more than 30 years, now a retired professor from U.S.C.
Once again, the Florida state department of education enabling us to do cyber evaluations has made annual homeschool portfolio evaluations super convenient for everyone.
Call me: 786-525-3545 or email: CCTucker7 @ gmail .com