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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.

Croston, Lindsey

Evaluator:Lindsey Croston
Contact Information: Phone: (863) 398-3872 • This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Certification(s): K-6th Elementary Education; 5th-9th Middle Grades Integrated Curriculum; ESOL endorsed
Qualifications & Experience: I was a classroom teacher for 5 years before becoming a stay-at-home mom. I have worked with students for over 15 years through after school tutoring and classroom experience. I also have 3/5 of the gifted endorsement completed and am more than happy to work with your gifted homeschool child.
What to Expect at Your Evaluation: A review of your portfolio and a short conversation with your student. Evaluations take between 60-90 minutes depending on how organized your materials are. I will leave the completed form with you so you can send it directly to the Dept. of Education.
Location(s): Lakeland, Polk County, Eastern Hillsborough (as far as Brandon/Wesley Chapel)
Cost: $30 for first evaluation, sibling discount (if in Lakeland/Winter Haven area).
Mileage (.30/mile) charged beyond a 15 mile radius.

Cumbie, Rebecca

Evaluator:Rebecca Cumbie
Contact Information: Phone: (904) 945-8594 • This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Website
Certification(s): Florida: K-6; California: Multisubject K-12
Qualifications & Experience: Seven years classroom experience; Seven years homeschool experience; One year as an Education Specialist at a California Homeschool Charter School; Seven years of evaluating homeschoolers.
What to Expect at Your Evaluation: Offering cyber evaluations through my website.
Location(s): Saint Augustine
Cost: $25

DeFroscia, Carol

Evaluator:Carol DeFroscia 
Contact Information: Phone: (954)348-4333 • This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Certification(s): Elementary Education 1-6, English 5-9, Media Specialist Pk-12, Gifted Endorsed 
Qualifications & Experience: BA Ed. Florida Atlantic University;  Master degrees in Library and Information Science from Drexel University; Broward County teacher for 18 years - I have developed tutorials for the state, written curriculum for online schools for the asynchronous student. I have written and evaluated standardized test questions for grades 1-12 in Math and ELA. I have written questions for online platforms such as NewsELA.   I also possess a vast amount of experience with ALL types/personalities of students and am Gifted Endorsed. 
What to Expect at Your Evaluation: I use a relaxed approach that eases the anxiety of both student/s and parent/s. 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. 
Location(s): Broward County/Online through WebEx 
Cost: $35 first student; $30 each additional student 

Egan, Sara

Evaluator:Sara Egan 
Contact Information: Phone: (239) 848-9804 • This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Certification(s): Elementary Education K-6, English 5-9
Qualifications & Experience: I have 5 years classroom teaching experience.  Since then I have maintained my certification and I have been homeschooling my own children for the past several years.
What to Expect at Your Evaluation: I am friendly towards many educational styles, including "unschooling."  Evaluations will vary depending on individual homeschooling methods, but normally I examine work done by the student at different points in a school year (often a portfolio), have a conversation with the student, and casually speak to the families.  Students will NOT be tested.
Location(s): Fort Myers, Lee County
Cost: $25 for one child, $10 each additional, open to some negotiation for larger families.

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