The Language Arts courses are not titled as grade levels; they are numbered levels that do not correspond to public school grade levels. Homeschool children are usually able to learn more in one school year and advance faster. Thus, this curriculum has only 7 levels after Level K before the high school level courses begin.
Children ages 14+ who don’t need remedial help with reading can start with the High School 1 course. Children who are 14 years old or older with average learning abilities do not need to do an assessment and can start with a high school course.
The Good and the Beautiful Math supports traditional methods by teaching basic math facts and universally recognized traditional algorithms. Children memorize math facts, but our math program is not based solely on rote memorization but also on gaining a deep understanding of numbers and relationships among numbers.
Our strong emphasis on developing a solid number sense leads naturally into helping children understand the reasoning and application of standard algorithms. Children quickly learn and memorize mathematical algorithms when they first understand what the numbers and operations represent.
This reading level assessment is to assess the reading level for The Good and the Beautiful
Book Library and Book List. There is a different document to assess the language arts course levels.
• This assessment is a rough guide. Some children read more slowly, especially when reading aloud, but still enjoy higher level books. Use your best judgment.
• Children are usually fine to occasionally read books that are one level higher than their reading levels. We also suggest letting children read good and beautiful books below their reading levels (while also reading books on their levels), as all the books in our library and on our book list are high-quality and worthwhile. To improve reading skills, it is also suggested that children read books one or two levels higher than their regular reading level with a parent or teacher.