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Standardized Achievement Tests

Standardized Achievement Tests

According to section 8-12-18, parents are required to submit scores from a nationally normed standardized achievement test for grades 3, 5, 8, and 10. Test scores can also be submitted to meet the annual report requirement for non-test grade years. Parents can arrange for private testing at their own expense. Per parent report, the Department of Education has accepted the tests listed below.

Stanford 10

A nationally normed standardized achievement test, the Stanford 10 is available for grades K-12. The test is untimed and covers reading, language arts, math, science, and social studies.

  • BJU Press makes this test available to homeschoolers. Test administrators must be a pre-approved Stanford tester by completing an online application, have a Bachelor of Arts or Science degree, and view the BJU Press Stanford 10 Administrator Training video. Parents may administer this test to their children if they meet the administrator qualifying requirements. For more information, contact BJU Press at https://www.bjupresshomeschool.com/content/testing
  • Seton Testing Services offers the Stanford 10 Online to homeschoolers for grades 3-10 only. Because it is administered online by Seton, no tester qualifications are needed. For more information, go to https://www.setontesting.com/product/stanford-10-online/

Iowa Assessments Form E

This nationally normed standardized test was normed in 2017 and is available for grades K-12. The test is untimed and covers reading, language arts, math, science, and social studies.

  • BJU Press offers this test to homeschoolers in online or paper booklet format. Parents may administer this test to their children if they meet the administrator qualifying requirements. Test administrators must be a pre-approved with BJU Press by completing an online application and have a Bachelor of Science or Arts degree or teacher certification by a state department of education to teach in a public school or be a current (or former) full time academic classroom teacher in a conventional school.For more information, go to https://www.bjupresshomeschool.com/content/testing
  • Seton Testing Services makes this test available to homeschoolers in a paper booklet format. Parents can administer the test to their children; a bachelor’s degree is recommended but not required. For more information, go to https://www.setontesting.com/product/iowa-assessments-form-e/

TerraNova 2 /CAT 6

Also known as the CAT 6, the TerraNova 2 is a nationally norm-referenced test that covers reading, language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies. Parents may administer this test; no bachelor’s degree is required. This test is the updated CAT.

Other organizations/businesses may provide testing services to homeschoolers. Parents should investigate tests and testing services appropriate for their children.

This information is provided by Christian Homeschoolers of Hawaii and does not constitute an endorsement for these tests or for BJU Press or Seton Testing Services.


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