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Florida Homeschool Evaluators and Test Administrators


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.

Krauskopf, Anna

Evaluator:Anna Krauskopf
Contact Information: Phone: (407) 737-8442 • This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Certification(s): BS degree in Elementary Education K-6 with ESOL endorsement.  MA degree in Teaching with minor in Reading.
Qualifications & Experience: I have over a decade of experience as a public school teacher. I have tutored non-English speakers from Kindergarten through high school. I have taught all elementary grades K-5. I am Bilingual.
What to Expect at Your Evaluation: I observe student work samples from different subject areas that help show improvement throughout the year. I’ll have a short and easy conversation/interview with you and the child. I will then sign the evaluation form that you bring to our meeting. I complete the evaluation form and you send it to your home school office.
Location(s): Orlando; Orange County
Cost: $30 per student

Lutz, Joshua A.

Evaluator:Joshua A. Lutz
Contact Information: Phone: (888) 317-1517 • This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Website
Certification(s): National Certification in School Psychology
Florida Certification (Professional Educator) in School Psychology
Florida Certification in Educational Leadership
Florida Licensed School Psychologist
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: A thorough and honest review of your child's portfolio and curriculum. If chosen, a comprehensive academic evaluation using nationally normed assessment instruments is available.
Location(s): Gulf Breeze, FL
Cost: $30 and up depending on service

Mathia, Joanne N.

Evaluator:Joanne N Mathia
Contact Information: Phone: (352) 208-2049 • This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Certification(s): State of Florida Elementary Education (K-6) and Reading (K-12)
Qualifications & Experience: I homeschooled both of my children from K-through high school. We were unschoolers and had the most wonderful time learning together! Once they had graduated and gone on to college, I then returned to the classroom to teach for another 7 years where I taught 3rd grade and 5th grade. I also tutor all subject areas in grades K-6, as well as reading and writing in grades K-12. (in compliance with Florida homeschooling Statute 1002.43) I have a Masters of Education in Reading and I am able to provide reading diagnostic tests. I have been trained in the Orton-Gillingham method. I am able to provide screening for dyslexia and provide tutoring for struggling readers and writers using the O-G method. I am able to assess, evaluate and teach children how to read, write, and spell proficiently.
What to Expect at Your Evaluation: I recognize that there are many different homeschooling styles, and that will be taken into consideration during these evaluations as I meet with you and your child. I will need to see a portfolio of your child’s work throughout the year. I will look for “demonstration of educational progress commensurate with her or his ability” as stated in Florida Statute 1002.41. I will also have a discussion with your child as I look at his or her portfolio. Parents may be present during the portfolio review, but please allow the conversation to be between myself and the child. I am also available to do evaluations via phone once portfolio materials have been sent to me via mail or electronically and I have had the opportunity to look them over. Evaluations can also be done online, using Skype or FaceTime, if no other option is available. In all evaluations, I will need to see a portfolio of your child’s work and to speak with the child about his or her learning. Documentation of the evaluation will be provided immediately if done in person. If conducted online or over the phone, the documentation will be sent electronically once completed. Submission of documentation is the parent’s responsibility.
Location(s): I reside in Hawthorne, just outside of Gainesville. I can perform evaluations at your home (or an agreed upon location) in Putnam, Alachua, Bradford, Clay, and Marion counties. Evaluations can also be done via phone/mail, and online.
Cost: $45.00 per evaluation; $30 additional family member

Melendez, Leilani

Evaluator:Leilani Melendez
Contact Information: Phone: (813) 732-4655 • This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Certification(s): State of Florida DOE Certificate: Elem. Education & Music
Qualifications & Experience: 9 years as a public middle school teacher (music & drama); 2 years as a Title 1 middle school teacher (math & language arts); 2 years at a local homeschool co-op (science, math tutor, & music); 3 years evaluating homeschoolers; and a homeschool Mom.
What to Expect at Your Evaluation: You will have two options: 1. portfolio or 2. testing. For testing I can administer IOWA and CAT5 as well as other tests. I also have the PIAT. For portfolio I will look the students' work and interview them. For both options I will also be able to answer any questions the parents or students may have.
Location(s): Brandon and Tampa Areas
Cost: $30 (portfolio) $50 (PIAT)

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