Evaluation of Basic Skills

Start up kitThe Evaluation of Basic Skills (EBS) test provides a, fast, reliable, and affordable measure of a student’s level of academic achievement in reading, writing and math. Lee Havis, director of Trust Tutoring, developed this test in 1996 to answer a critical need for this type of practical evaluation, which was not available elsewhere through ordinary conventional tests.

The Trust Tutoring EBS measures reading, writing and math skills for ages 3-18, focusing on key concept understanding in each area. Benefits include:

  • Finding a student’s level of basic concept understanding in math
  • Measuring a child’s specific phonetic reading and spelling ability
  • Comparing age-level performance of students with those in the general public
  • Diagnosing and planning instruction for basic academic skill development
  • Applying Montessori principles to basic skill development by sequencing test problems to the logical steps in learning each subject area
  • Administered with reliable results in less than 30 minutes

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What people say about the EBS…

“I am finding the EBS helpful for a wide range of students…I like the pre/post word lists to determine a student’s decoding skills”

Susan Gelarden (Indiana)


“Regading the EBS, I have found it to be useful and accurate. Whenever additonal test results were available, the age levels determined by the EBS were consistent with them.”

Jim Loftin (Florida)


“I have been using the EBS for at least ten years. It is an excellent tool that is simple, yet gives enough complex information to illuminate exactly where the student/client needs exposure or assistance. I have used this to evaluate on a professional level as a certified evaluator, a private tutor and as a home-school mom. I now utilize it as a professional counselor. I would recommend the EBS as a definite asset to anyone who is interested in getting to the point. It is useful for all ages and non-threatening to students/clients because unlike most others, the EBS is not overwhelming or redundant.”

Deb Amoroso, (Washington)