My oldest is 9.5 and we've been homeschooling all along - very unstructured and child-led. The one thing I've made sure the kids have all kept up with is math and reading. This has worked really well for us through the early elementary years, but now I'm feeling like I need to get more structured with my oldest. I'm noticing a real difference between us and the other kids in the HS group classes we attend, and I think he notices it, too. The problem is.. I'm not sure where's he's at in a lot of things.
Like.. if I want to work on grammar or handwriting, do I pick the level for his age or start at the beginning? What's a good way to assess where he needs work in areas other than math and reading (the two areas I know he's ahead)? I don't want to give him a standardized test or anything, but I really feel overwhelmed and at a loss for how to decide what we should work on. I don't want him to be too far off from public school standards, especially as he gets older.