We are glad and honored to be able to help YOU take control of YOUR children’s education.
Annual Educational Evaluation
Simple, Quick & Economical
NO STRESS – NO TEST Required
Sin Exámen Requerido
Portfolio Review OR Standardized Test – Your Choice
CYBER (email/U.S. Post) OR In Person – Your Choice
Español – Francais – English
In Florida homeschool parents have the FREEDOM and the Right, by FL law, to teach your children how & what YOU choose! Known at our Florida State Dept. of Education as Independent Education & Parental Choice!
Annual Homeschool Evaluation
- Annual Educational Evaluation – $37
- Evaluations for Every Grade level K-12
- Special Needs
- Evaluations in ALL Counties in Florida
- Request RUSH service if needed – Expedited
The Annual Educational Homeschool Evaluation required by Florida law can be stress free and simple for everyone in your family, especially for YOU! We will do our best to make sure of it.
Email us: CCTucker7@gmail.com
Call us anytime: Charles “Curtis” Tucker & Lupe Tucker:
- NO TEST is required by FL Home Education law. A test is only 1 of 5 options allowed for the Annual Homeschool Evaluation required by FL law. The choice is completely your decision.
- We do Annual Educational Evaluations for every grade level.
- We do Annual Educational Evaluations via emails (Cyber Evaluations) or through the U.S. Postal service.
- We do the evaluation in person at your preferred location, if you like.
- We do Annual Educational Evaluations for all 67 counties in Florida.
Our fee for the Annual Educational Homeschool Evaluation done by email (Cyber Evaluation) or U.S. Postal service, is only $37.
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IN-PERSON Annual Educational Evaluations IF NEEDED
Our Annual Educational Homeschool Evaluations done IN-PERSON are only $47 for the 1st student, and $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 away, unless I am already traveling near your preferred location.
I am a FL Certified Teacher with many years of experience.
You will find my FL Dept. of Education certificate # listed as Charles Curtis Tucker.
Evaluations and Standardized Testing since 2006
To relieve the confusion and stress of the Annual Educational Evaluation is one of our main goals. Our hope is to help you and your family to have more quality time together by doing the Annual Evaluation for your homeschool students simply and quickly. Just what is required. No more. No less.
Also, because many “evaluators” charge way too much for a simple Annual Evaluation and want to charge high fees for answering some simple questions about homeschool requirements, or academic curricula, we got more personally and professionally involved with providing Home Education documents & networking with more homeschooling families!
We provide all the information that we can for free, and if you need more in-depth help, we do offer one-on-one consultation to help you with your family’s specific educational needs.
Please do not misunderstand. I am not saying all evaluators, county offices and/or “umbrella schools” are not helpful. Just that some are very confusing and/or misleading in regards to the homeschool requirements, FL Home Education laws, and compliance to these simple FL Home Education laws. Some even just refuse to give helpful, honest answers and information, or just don’t seem to know, nor care.
Our main Goal with Tucker Educational Services is to help you take control of YOUR children’s education!
This is NOT complicated!
It is our privilege, and honor, to be able to help you all, with the BEST School Choice for MOST of us – Homeschooling!
YES! Home Education is the BEST for most of us!
Portfolio Reviews, for the Annual Educational Evaluation, are sooooo simple.
What Florida Home Education Statute states:
FL ss. 1002.41 Home education programs:
(c) The parent shall provide for an annual educational evaluation in which is documented the student’s demonstration of educational progress at a level commensurate with her or his ability. The parent shall select the method of evaluation and shall file a copy of the evaluation annually with the district school superintendent’s office in the county in which the student resides. The annual educational evaluation shall consist of one of the following:
1. A teacher selected by the parent shall evaluate the student’s educational progress upon review of the portfolio and discussion with the student.
And then the law goes on to give the other 4 choices for the Annual Educational Evaluation, describing types of tests administered by a FL certified teacher, like myself. I also administer Standardized Tests of many types, though a test is NOT required for the Annual Educational Evaluation for a homeschool student, it is one of the choices.
REVIEWING THE PORTFOLIO – Cyber Evaluation
Cyber evaluations make complying with homeschool requirements very economical, fast and simple. Many county offices allow homeschool parents to send the evaluation attached to an email directly to them and they print and file them immediately. It is so streamline and easy. You will get copies and documentation of everything instantly.
I receive samples of the student’s work (portfolio) by email, or via the U.S. Post. Or, I log onto the student’s online program via the Internet. I review the student’s work samples or Progress Reports (transcripts), and determine if the student is progressing at a level commensurate with his or her ability, as stated in Florida Home Education statute ss.1002.41. Then I complete the evaluation form letter, scan it, and attach the evaluation form letter to an email and send it immediately, and directly to you, and to the county Home Education Office personnel, if you like.
Most county homeschool office personnel allow us to email the Annual Educational Evaluation form letter directly to them to be processed and recorded. This makes it sooo simple. I can also “Snail Mail” (USPS) the evaluation letter to you if you prefer.
The “Discussion with the student,” over the phone, is simply a formality. The evaluation is solely based on the grade reports/transcripts or portfolio work samples showing “educational progress commensurate with her or his ability,” NOT a discussion with the student. I use the discussion 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?” “how long have you been homeschooling?” etc. It is very simple, relaxed, stress free and professional.
In-Person Evaluation An in-person evaluation is also very simple, it just takes longer than a cyber evaluation. We agree on a time and place to meet. I meet the parents and students in their home, the library, or sometimes we have met at the parents favorite casual food establishment. Whatever is preferred by the parents is what I do.
Group Discounts 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 40 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 prefer.
A Little Bit About Us
My wife and I are the first of anyone in our families to homeschool our children. We have been homeschool parents since 1999!
My Awesome wife, Lupita Eyde-Tucker (MaggiLu), grew up with parents that were professional educators. Lupita was a teacher at the International School in Guayaquil, Ecuador, where Lupita’s mother grew up, and Lupita went to high school at the same International School in Guayaquil, years earlier. Lupita is currently completing her MFA and teaching at The University of Florida.
I am Charles Curtis Tucker and I am a U.S. certified teacher since 1994, and a Florida certified teacher since 1996. I have been a full-time certified teacher in International Schools in South America and Europe, as well as a full-time classroom teacher in the states of MA, SC & FL.
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 did a lot of substituting since 2006 because I so enjoy a group of children learning together! I could not keep away from the classrooms full of our future scholars!
Having spent 11 years full time teaching in the classrooms of public and private schools in the USA, and the International Schools of South America and Europe, I am extremely inspired everyday to promote excellent Home Education in every way possible.
Some of our reasons and goals for getting involved in providing Annual Educational Evaluations as a FL Certified Teacher, and homeschooling parents, are to encourage homeschooling, and make it as stress-free, effective and productive as possible.
As a FL certified teacher, providing low cost Annual Educational Homeschool Evaluations, Standardized Testing, and Proof of Promotion documents is one of the best ways for us to achieve these goals and be a helpful participant in our community.
Lupita is also conducting an Awesome High School Transcript service, and she is preparing and producing extremely thorough and effective high school transcripts with parents for their graduating students! Lupita is an expert in the graduating process and has completed hundreds of High School Transcripts that have been very successful for the students’ applications to universities, colleges, vocational and technical schools, as well as to companies, throughout the U.S. and the world.
We have lived around Florida since 1999 – Miami, Orange Park, Cocoa Beach, Melbourne Beach, Palm Bay, Hollywood, and Coconut Grove. We have family in Boca Raton, West Palm Beach, and St. Petersburg, FL. So, we travel to various locations throughout Florida often. Therefore, I am available for Annual Educational Evaluations, and administering Standardized Tests in all counties of FL. Of course I can do a cyber evaluation, portfolio review anytime, for any county in Florida, and usually very quickly.
Lupita had the “nickname” MaggiLu, thanks to some of her students in Ecuador and my occasionally leaving a “secret admirer” message on her wipe off board in her classroom with the name Sugar Magnolia. Since her being a very talented and becoming a widely published poet, she is very well known as Lupita.
I have always been known by my middle name, Curtis, since my dad’s first name is also Charles and he is also a professional educator / teacher / professor for more than 30 years, now a retired professor from U.S.C. Many who do not know me very well call me Charles. It is fine.
Once again, we give thanks to the Florida State Department of Education for enabling us to do cyber evaluations, which has made the Annual Educational Evaluation super convenient for everyone.
We are very Glad and feel Honored to be able to:
Help YOU to take control of YOUR children’s education!!!
Call us: 786-525-3545 or email: CCTucker7@gmail.com
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