TOS review: K 5 Learning

     K5 Learning shared a limited trial of their program with my family for this TOS Homeschool Crew review. I signed up my two youngest children and we started this program by having each of them complete both the math and reading assessments. My daughter has been working at the level which the tests placed her, but from sitting beside her as she completed them I realized the math placement was based more on her knowledge of their terminology for each problem than her actual ability. As such, she was placed at a lower level than her actual ability. She compared it to another online program she uses and called K5 "a good review to help master  addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division problems." The math placement shared scores in three areas: number and operations, measurement, and geometry.

     The company shared this overview: "K5 Learning is an online reading and math program for kindergarten through grade 5. Our intent is to help kids build reading, math, and study skills through independent study. Kids complete an online assessment of 8 key reading and math skills, and then work independently at their own pace through over 3,000 online lessons and activities."

     Joseph's initial response to the program was "This is fun!" and then a little later "I like this math." A screen like the one pictured below showed his score:

     "In comparison to most other educational websites, K5 has the following attributes:
- clear emphasis on curricula based education, not games / entertainment
- online assessment for placement of kids at appropriate skill levels
- ability for kids to work independently and proceed through lessons at their own pace while minimizing time requirements for parents (simple interfaces, automatic lesson selection, tracking, reporting)"

      Additional information is on the web site starting here or on Facebook or Twitter. You can also see sample lessons or a free trial! A monthly subscription is available for $25. and $15 for each additional student.

     We received a limited trial of this program for the purpose of this review. All opinions are my own. See what other crew members shared in their reviews here.

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