Just a note of thanks! We brought our 10 year old daughter home from private school last year. Her school taught 'touch' math, and we discovered she was counting instead of adding.
In light of that knowledge, we started with Alpha, as we wanted her to begin again with addition facts. What a difference in attitude towards Math, and in understanding overall! Our daughter went from listing Math as her least favorite subject to liking Math because she now understands and can apply what she knows.
When she tested with WJIII, her results were what we expected with the timed tests, as we do not do timed drills at home. However, we were pleasantly surprised with the application score, as it was a whole score (year) above everything else.
Thanks again for making such a wonderful program, and helping alleviate the fears of 'starting over.' It is so worth the journey as now our daughter can actually apply what she knows, and doesn't rely on counting to get her through a tough problem. She is now in the middle of Beta, and we should be in Gamma before summer 2007, so the fears of being way behind were just ungrounded.