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Thanks for listening to Leigh! @ Lunch! If you’re interested in topics that came up during the show, see below for a list of links and other notes you may find helpful. If you missed “2012 TESTING with Shannon Brown” (1/11/12), click on the title to listen to the show archive now (available 15 minutes after the show ends).
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Coming soon from 1 Smart Mama
- Tune in next Wednesday, January 18 at 12 noon EST, to join the conversation with Heather Shirley and Denise Moore about Latin and the quadrivium.
- A second Toward the Quadrivium event will take place in Cincinnati, Ohio on Saturday, March 10, 2012. Speakers will include Leigh Bortins, James Nickel — author of Mathematics: is God Silent? — and Mitch Stokes, who has written biographies of Newton and Galileo.
- Keep your eyes out for these new products coming soon from Classical Conversations MultiMedia: The Foundations Guide – 4th edition, and Classical Acts and Facts History Cards.
- Follow Leigh on BlogTalkRadio to be eligible for weekly giveaways!
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Notes from today’s show
- To purchase your own copy of today’s giveaway, the Stanford Practice Test books, visit the Classical Conversations Bookstore.
- Don’t forget — this month you can purchase Memory Master products at a sharply discounted rate at the CC Bookstore!
- Saturday, January 14th, Leigh will be leading a *free* 1-day parent practicum at West Lakewood Baptist Church in Lakewood, California. Click here to register. The following Saturday, January 21, Leigh will be at First Baptist Church in Keller, Texas for another *free* 1-day practicum. Click here to register. Books will be available for sale.
- Shannon Brown is the executive director of Homeschool Testing Services (http://cctestingservices.com). View the event calendar to find dates and locations.
- Find out more about the testing laws in your state. Our tests are accepted in most locations.
- Classical Conversations uses the Stanford Achievement Test (also called the SAT 10), a product of Pearson Education.
- Order early for the $50.00 testing rate. Within 4 weeks of the test date, the price goes up to $55.00. See official pricing and policies here.
- You can find cheaper alternative test prep books, but the ones sold by CC are the ones that match exactly with the test. (Read Leigh’s reasoning here.) Parent/Admin books are $15, and student books are $5 each. Save your teacher’s guide to reuse it or offer it to another mom in your CC community.
- National Latin Exam, ACT (American College Testing), PSAT (Preliminary Scholastic Assessment Test), SAT (Scholastic Assessment Test), AP (Advanced Placement), and SAT II (Subject Tests) are other standardized tests that may be useful for evaluating your students’ progress.
- Taking a test multiple times alleviates the “high stakes” sensation for anxious testers and allows your children to experiment with different test-taking strategies.
- For more information about specific state regulations (examples: Florida/Oregon, changes by district), email email@example.com.
- This PBS parents’ guide tells you more about the different types of standardized tests, where and how widely they’re used, and what are their goals, strengths, and weaknesses.
Thanks for listening!