A more objective way of determining their placement in the Read Order is by using the vocabulary flash cards to determine their reading comprehension level. If they do 80% or better on the first pass through the vocabulary flash cards (Words and Definitions) they can skip ahead in their reading. However they should master all the vocabulary words regardless.
To know where to start older children in Saxon Math, you can click here to find the free placement exams.
See Placement and Testing for more.
Is there a way to assign course grades to subjects?
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