Florida Homeschool Evaluators and Test Administrators

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Below is an alphabetical list of homeschool evaluators throughout Florida.  Choosing an evaluator is a personal decision and we encourage you to shop around and ask other homeschoolers in your area who they recommend. For tips on choosing an evaluator, please read How to Choose a Homeschool Evaluator.  For information on your evaluation options, read Florida Homeschool Evaluations. If you are a homeschool evaluator and would like to be included in our directory, please send us your information. If you need to have your information changed or removed, please contact us.

If you know the name of the evaluator you're looking for, you can select him or her from the box below.  To view the certification status of any Florida teacher, please visit the Florida Department of Education's Educator Certification Lookup page.

Acevedo, Mary

Evaluator:Mary Acevedo
Contact Information: Phone: (772) 337-1530 • This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Website
Certification(s): Florida State Department of Education Educator’s Certificate in K-12 ESOL
Qualifications & Experience: B.A. in History of Art
M.Ed. in TESOL
I am qualified to conduct annual homeschool evaluations for children of any age, grade level, and learning type. Given my training and professional experience, this includes English language learners and special needs students. I am also especially enthusiastic about supporting and evaluating Roman Catholic homeschooling families. I enjoy sharing ideas and collaborating with other parent-teachers and educators.
24 years’ teaching experience, including 8 years’ experience as a teacher-trainer in the Department of Teacher Preparation at Indian River State College
6 years’ experience as homeschool Mom/teacher
What to Expect at Your Evaluation: Evaluations are comfortable and relaxed, usually taking 20-30 minutes per child, in your home, my home, or at a neutral location. First, I will look through the student’s work with the parent and child. The child will lead a discussion with me and the parent by explaining and discussing his or her work and performance. (Details on what to expect will be emailed to parents prior to the evaluation appointment.) Then the parent(s) and I will meet so that I can answer any questions and provide counseling on relevant topics. At the end of the meeting, I will leave the required evaluation form with the parent.
Location(s): Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River, and Okeechobee Counties
Cost: $40 first child, $20 second child, $10 third child; families with 4 or children who need a homeschool evaluation pay $75 maximum

Alloway, Danna Lynn

Evaluator:Danna Lynn Alloway
Contact Information: Phone: (727) 224-1217 • This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Certification(s): Florida State Certified Elementary Ed Grades 1-6 expires 2013
Qualifications & Experience:
AA-St. Pete College
BS Florida State University
Master degrees in Math and Science
Pinellas County Teacher 15 years -developed math programs for PCSB-teacher trainer-Writer/editor/teacher trainings for Harcourt-own homeschool tutoring business, child advocate/mediator for student/parent/teacher issues in school settings and implemented strategies for success-have vast amount of experience with ALL types/personalities of students and help develop/improve their weaknesses using their strengths plus much, much more!
What to Expect at Your Evaluation: I use a laid back, relaxed style that eases the anxiety of both student/s and parent/s. I make the evaluation for the student/s and parent/s feel comfortable in a "fun" nature. I use an approach to find out if the student is "ready" to move on. I evaluate the student's educational progress upon review of the portfolio and discussion with both student/s and parent/s. Parents are strongly recommended to attend the discussion (as long as they do not tell the answers for their child) ;-)
Location(s): Palm Harbor-Pinellas County
Cost: $45 1st student -$35 2nd student

Belknap, Jennifer

Evaluator:Jennifer Belknap
Contact Information: Phone: (727) 230-1646 • This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Certification(s): I have a BA in elementary education K-6 with ESOL certification.
Qualifications & Experience: I am a homeschooling mother of five children.
What to Expect at Your Evaluation: I want to observe samples of work from different subject areas that show improvement throughout the year.
Location(s): Clearwater
Cost: $30 one child, $55 two children and $75 for three or more in the same household.

Borello, Debra

Evaluator:Debra Borello
Contact Information: Phone: (813) 957-4293 • This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Website
Certification(s): Florida State Certified Pre-K(3)-6th Grade--DOE 1052867
Qualifications & Experience: Four years experience teaching Pre-K and Kindergarten. Two years teaching middle school grades. Two years homeschooling my two boys who are in 1st Grade and Pre-Kindergarten. Experience working with students who have learning disabilities. I am also an assessment test provider.
What to Expect at Your Evaluation: Evaluations will comprise of a portfolio review and interview and/or testing.  If testing is preferred, I will be using the Iowa Test of Basic Skills with or without the Iowa Apptitude Test.  Both are Florida state approved tests for assessment of homeschool students.
Location(s): Riverview / Brandon / Tampa Area
Cost: $35 for portfolio review and interview, $20 for testing plus the cost of tests.

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