SMART

Smoky Mountain Academic Resources & Training

828-775-7949

 www.smarttesting.net

 
Smoky Mountain Academic Resources & Training (SMART) is an educational enhancement service designed to assist parents in accurately assessing their child's academic achievements. We present insight to the child's learning styles, and provide guidance to the many curriculum options available to home educators. SMART fulfills this mission by offering nationally normed and standardized tests as well as presenting workshops and seminars to enrich the educational experiences for all children and their families. 

 

SMART's independent Testing Associates are college educated, experienced homeschool mothers, with a professional knowledge base ranging from the Academically Gifted to the Special Needs populations. To read the Testing Associates professional biographies please visit our website at www.smarttesting.net. A short list of names and contact information is provided below.

State of North Carolina Division of Non-Public Education 

Recommended Tests offered by SMART

 

1.  Woodcock-Johnson III Tests of Achievement (WJ III)           Grades K-college level

            2 testing options available with WJ III

 

Option 1   The Basic Battery

--includes 6-7 subtests* -  Primarily an oral test

--one on one testing environment

--provides parents with a 'snapshot' of their child's academic achievement, using WJIII Compuscore and Profiles Printout of Academic Achievement 

--15-20 minute consultation with examiner to discuss test results, learning styles and curriculum

--requires about one hour to administer

--meets state legal requirements 

--recommended if the child has previously tested using the WJIII, and there are no academic concerns present 

--costs $70, all testing materials and student response booklet included

 

Option 2  The Comprehensive Battery

--includes 11-13 subtests* (depending on age and ability) - Primarily an oral test

--one on one testing environment

--provides parent with comprehensive test results using WJIII Compuscore and Profiles Printout of Academic Achievement

--15-20 minute consultation with examiner to discuss test results, learning styles and curriculum

--requires about 2.5 hours to administer

--meets state legal requirements

--recommended every 3 years, unless this is the first assessment of the child, or if learning differences are present or suspected

--costs $120, which includes all testing materials and student response booklet 

*Additional subtest can be given for an added charge of $5.00 per subtest.

            Subtests include: Academic Knowledge (science, social studies, and humanities), Language Concepts, Word Attack, etc. Discuss additional subtests with examiner.


2.  Brigance Comprehensive Inventory of Basic Skills-Revised (CIBS-R)         Grades 1-6

 

CIBS-R has 10 key assessments areas which include:

The Brigance can be administered by SMART or rented for one week to be administered by the parent.

 

3.  IOWA Test of Basic Skills (ITBS)         Grades 3-12      ** Pre-registration required**

 

The IOWA is a National Standard Achievement Test using a multiple-choice format, and is designed to be administered in a group setting. The IOWA is sometimes referred to as a 'bubble test' and is considered a good practice test for future SAT or ACT college entrance exams because it requires some test taking skills (filling in the bubbles and multiple choice format).  Please contact us to schedule dates for your homeschool group or to participate in a scheduled group.

 




For additional information or to schedule a testing date contact:

Glenna Toney   828-687-7949

smartnews@bellsouth.net 
 

Cindy Hyde    828-749-1625

cindy.hyde@ioa.com


Toni Owen    828-891-1330

toniowen@bellsouth.net