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Local Educational Testing, Tutoring and Counseling Services
 
(Including **Special Education Assessment and Counseling)
 
 
 
TESTING SERVICES
 
For information about Oregon's homeschool testing requirements, please see our page at 
 
 
The required homeschool tests (given at ending grades 3rd, 5th, 8th, and 10th) must be administered by an approved and registered test giver. The providers below have stated they are authorized to give the required test for homeschoolers to comply with the testing law.
 

Basic Skills (Counseling Services and Testing). This is a local homeschool support organization located in Oregon City, Oregon, that provides annual achievement testing for homeschoolers (required after grades 3, 5, 8, and 10 in our state). They also provide additional testing sites in various places around the Portland metro area so that you do not need to go to their main office if you do not wish (but Exodus Provisions book store is right next door, see below, so shop while your kids test!). Further resources from Basic Skills include educational consultation, tutoring and onsite classes to purchase by subject matter, a diploma extension program whereby you can homeschool at home but receive their highschool diploma (through New Covenant Christian Academy), and an annual workshop which is generally in February of each year. Go to the Basic Skills website for more details on their services and testing schedules. (Various Locations in Beaverton and Oregon City)

Megan Nixon. Homeschool School Support Services. Achievement testing (Iowa Test of Basic Skills). $40 per student. Private tests $80 per student at your convienence. Please contact Megan at meagan@frontier.com.
 
Write Worthy offers achievement testing for grades 2-12, in a small group setting, from May through August.  Test sessions are administered by Telisa Williams in her Christian home classroom. Students may be tested to meet state home school requirements, and also to provide practice and experience with formal testing.  The test scores, which are released only to parents, are also helpful for providing accountability for students, assessing the effectiveness of curricula, and documenting academic achievement.  For more information, a list of upcoming test dates, and to reserve seats, visit the Write Worthy website. (Write Worthy also offers writing classes throughout the year; see their listing in Local Classes and Instructors
(Beaverton) 6.3.14 

For more test providers, please contact or go to the website of your local Educational Service District which will have a list of current test providers. (See OCEANetwork's chart of ESD offices.) Also, see this list from the Oregon Department of Education for test providers listed by county.

 

 
 
TUTORING AND COUNSELING SERVICES
 
Basic Skills (Counseling Services and Testing). A local homeschool support organization located in Oregon City, Oregon, that provides annual achievement testing for homeschoolers (required after grades 3, 5, 8, and 10 in our state). They also provide additional testing sites in various places around the Portland metro area so that you do not need to go to their main office if you do not wish (but Exodus Provisions book store is right next door, see below, so shop while your kids test!). Further resources from Basic Skills are educational consultation, tutoring and onsite classes to purchase by subject matter, a diploma extension program whereby you can homeschool at home but receive their highschool diploma (through New Covenant Christian Academy), and an annual workshop which is generally in February of each year. Go to the Basic Skills website for more details on their services and testing schedules. (Various Locations in Beaverton and Oregon City)
 
Blueberry House Tutoring **(Tutoring and Special Education Services) provides tutoring in all subjects for grades K-6th for all children, including those with special learning needs. Your child will be tutored in a small group setting with one or two other children ($30/hr). Private tutoring also available ($35/hr). The tutor is a homeschool mother and a certified teacher with over 30 years of classroom and tutoring experience including children with learning disabilities who need speical one on one attention. Please see the website for more information or contact Tammy at 503-481-4884, email:blueberrytutoring@gmail.com

Brigid Tutors (Tutoring Services) offers private and small group instruction in my home classroom on a one acre farm in Milwaukie. Small groups meet for 1-2 mornings per week and receive instruction in reading, writing, spelling and grammar using the Riggs method as well as lots of Montessori manipulatives. Please see website for more information.
 
 
Designed 4U Teaching Services  offers tutoring services and classes for homeschoolers Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Taught by a former homeschooling mother with a teaching degree.  Contact Jennifer for more information at Phone:  503-423-7489 email: designed4uteaching@gmail.com or see our website. (Updated 8.12.16)

 
 Imagination Rehab **(Special Education Services and Counseling) is a learning center offering individualized tutoring and group classes in reading, math, language arts and handwriting. Our program is multi-sensory and brain-based with an emphasis on using the whole body to learn and implements a thematic approach to capture the child’s imagination. Our game format is fun and allows the movement and exploration needed for kinesthetic learners, ADD/ADHD learners, children with learning disabilities, children with sensory processing issues, children on the Autism Spectrum and/or children with special needs to succeed. Many children with behavioral challenges find success in this environment. We try to capitalize on the child’s strengths. Parents are included in our sessions and encouraged in the use of our games and techniques at home. Free assessment provided. Pam Davis, owner and director, has over 30 years teaching experience. Located at 15280 NW Central Drive, Suite101 Portland, OR 97229. For more information please give us a call at 503-956-5390 or email pam@imaginationrehab.com

Tammy R.  Arp, Educational Services (Tutoring services, Home School Counseling) Over 17 years of experience in providing home school style education in the home environment and through small educational groups and large home school co-ops. My tutoring is mastery focused, student oriented, and delight directed and covers the core subjects, thematic literature units, systematic phonics. I also teach remedial grammar, writing, reading and phonics for ESL students (both young and old). Founder, coach and instructor of the Beaverton Homeschool Debate Club. Founder and editor of the CHOC Board, a resource website containing how-to articles, local supports and activities for homeschoolers in the Portland, Oregon metro area. Rate is $25 per hour for one student. Discount given for 2 siblings sharing a session. For more information, please see the Linked-In page or contact her at tammyarp@outlook.com.



Write Worthy (Tutoring Services and Testing) Provides Christian home schooling families through writing classes and workshops for students in grades 3-12, as well as workshops for parents on teaching writing at home.  Classes are taught by Telisa Williams, a professional and caring teacher, in her home classroom in the Beaverton area. Workshops for students and for parents are offered throughout the year.  In the weekly writing classes for students, which run September-May, composition curriculum is provided for the school year; students enjoy class time and gain experience with classroom structure, while assignments guide parents as they teach writing at home. For information on upcoming classes, please visit the Write Worthy website. (Beaverton) 3.5.12