October 25, 2014


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Getting Started – Diagnostic Quiz

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A quiz to help parents determine the type of education that best suits them and their children:
State School….Private School…. Home School
This quiz is designed to be taken with one primary-aged child in mind.
(All children are unique…take another quiz with another child in mind.)

1. It is important that my child receives excellent academic training.
a — very
b — somewhat
c — not really

2. It is important that I do not “lose” my child through a communication barrier, spiritually, or because of a “generation gap”.
a
— very
b — somewhat
c — not really

3. My child does noticeably better when given more personal one-to-one instruction.
a
— definitely
b — somewhat
c — not really

4. The primary responsibility for the academic education of my child belongs to:
a
— me and my family
b — private enterprise
c — state schools

5. The primary responsibility for the social training (all around socialisation, including character and spiritual training) of my child belongs to:
a
— me and my family
b — society in general
c — state schools

6. My child is easily influenced by peers.
a
— very
b — somewhat
c — not really

7. I find myself teaching my child things during the course of natural conversation and everyday events (i.e., while shopping, taking a walk, doing the garden, driving, etc.)
a
— often
b — sometimes
c — never

8. It is important that my child’s curriculum be based on beliefs, Standards, values and attitudes that I mostly agree with.
a
— very
b — somewhat
c — not really

9. If I was tutoring just my own child at home, I could probably do as well as the average trained teacher with 25 children of mixed abilities and backgrounds in a classroom.
a
— probably could
b — not sure
c — no way

Scoring:
Number of As = x 3 =______
Number of Bs = x 2 =______
Number of Cs = x 1 =______
Total = ______

24 to 27: you should definitely be home schooling!
20 to 26: you should investigate the home schooling
14 to 19: Private or integrated schools may suit you best.
Below 14: You would probably be most comfortable with state schools.

Disclaimer: Quiz results are not to be construed as legal or professional advice.

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