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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.

Elfenbein, Karen

Evaluator:Karen Elfenbein
Contact Information: Phone: (954) 829 2822 • This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Certification(s): Florida Professional Elementary 1-6, Gifted and ESOL Endorsed, expires 2016
Qualifications & Experience: 19 years teaching experience, MS in Education
What to Expect at Your Evaluation: Portfolio review and one-on-one assessments (if requested), based on student/family needs. I will ask your child some questions and perhaps ask him or her to read for me, if applicable.
Location(s): Located in Plantation, Florida. Servicing surrounding areas.
Cost: $50

Ellis, Michelle L.

Evaluator:Michelle L. Ellis
Contact Information: Phone: (863) 648-2723 • This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Certification(s): (CumLaude) BS in Elementary Education 1-6 (I can evaluate all grades)
Qualifications & Experience: State certified in Preschool Ed 1987-1989; Teaching since 1999 with 11 years of Home Education
What to Expect at Your Evaluation: I meet with parent(s) & child to discuss portfolio, successes, challenges, and to learn more from child–specifically regarding interests. I will need 1-2 weeks to evaluate portfolio, create an annual evaluation letter, and write recommendations and suggestions for further academic success. I need all documentation per Florida home education statutes. In the portfolio I will need to see all curriculum, materials, workbooks, texts, workshops, classes, extra-curricular activities, music/art instruction, etc. used/listed to include a book list of all read-alouds or independent reading materials, as well as samples of each subject covered from the beginning, middle, and end of your home school academic year to showcase progress commensurate with child's abilities. I offer IOWA (ITBS) Testing (K-8) and can seek the DIBELS Test, if preferred. I have a Special Needs sensitivity - ADD/OCD/TS/AS & Gifted.
Location(s): Polk & East Hillsborough Counties
Cost: $25/Portfolio - w/Multi-Child Discount - Testing fee dependent on current cost of test.

Everett, Daryl A.

Evaluator:Daryl A. Everett
Contact Information: Phone: (904) 419-9464 • This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Website
Certification(s): K-12 Deaf/Hard of Hearing, K-12 ESE, 6-12 English, 6-12 Earth-Space Science
Qualifications & Experience: I completed my schooling as a homeschool student and then pursued a degree in education at UNF. I taught typical high school students as well as those with special needs from learning differences and hearing loss to Down Syndrome. I tutor in a virtual environment, teach sign language to students from infant to adult and homeschool my own son.
What to Expect at Your Evaluation: At your evaluation, I will take a look through the samples and logs that you provide to be gauge progress. If there are any significant strengths or areas needing support, I will discuss those with you. I'll also chat with your student about school, favorite topics, specific items in the portfolio or maybe the weather (whatever gets them talking!).
Location(s): Duval County or digital submission
Cost: $30 for the first child, $20 per 30 minutes of travel (discount for more than one child)

Galiardo, Carleen

Evaluator:Carleen Galiardo
Contact Information: Phone: (727) 692-6596 • This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Website
Certification(s): I have been a certified teacher for 27 years, and taught in the public school for 6 years before becoming a homeschool mom.
Qualifications & Experience: I have officially homeschooled 3 children for over 15 years and have been an advisor to many, officially opening my website in 2010 to serve the homeschooling community.
What to Expect at Your Evaluation: I conduct in-person OR online portfolio evaluations throughout the state of Florida. Visit my website to view my power-point, "How to Prepare for a Portfolio Evaluation, without losing your mind!" and read parent testimonies!
Location(s): All counties in Florida
Cost: $25-Cyber, $30- in-person

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