Tests We Offer and Why Testing is Important
TESTING IS IMPORTANT
Some parents may choose to test their child because their state requires it, others may want to see where their child is academically compared to other children the same age. Perhaps you're preparing your child for college entrance exams such as the ACT and SAT or your child may have a learning difference that you'd like to learn more about.
Whatever your reasons for testing, Homeschool Testing Services is dedicated to helping you have a delightful testing experience. Use it as an opportunity to build your relationship with your child. Now that you know what they need to work on, you can set goals together on how you can improve their knowledge.
A key aspect to think about when the results are revealed to you is to not allow the scores to define your child. Use it as a gauge to determine where they are. Here you'll be able to see their strengths and weaknesses. You are not a bad teacher if your child scores low. There are MANY other determining factor in your child's ability than this one test.
As a homeschooler, you probably do not teach to a test. Your lessons are developed by personal interests, age, and abilities of your child. It's why you homeschool. The material on the test may not have been taught or discussed during your time teaching them. That's OK! There are many years left to teach them other ideas.
Any homeschool student may test with Homeschool Testing Services. We have been facilitating standardized testing for groups of homeschool students since 2008. In 2017, 10,500 students tested with us in 365 on-site locations, and 106 online testing events. Well-qualified and experienced Test Coordinators and Proctors contract with us to provide you a relaxed and easy testing experience.
We hope you will join us on this journey of learning to master new material with the idea of testing.
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As a parent we understand that you may have some questions regarding the different test types we offer, what preparation your child can do before the testing date, what your child needs the day of testing, and how to interpret the results after the test is taken.
We are here to provide you with that information to make the testing season as pleasant for your family as we can. There are a variety of ways your child can test, depending on their needs.
We offer two tests - the CTP and Stanford-10. Both of these tests are nationally normed.
Interested in At-Home Testing? Click HERE to find your test.
As of 2018, you now have the ability to take the Stanford-10 National Achievement Test at home. The parent does not have to have the B.A. in order to administer the At-Home test. This is the same nationally-recognized test used in the On-site testing we offer. As a norm-referenced test, the Stanford-10 not only offers the home educator information on their student’s achievement, it also provides comparisons based on nationwide test results. The first version of the Stanford Achievement series was published in 1926. Its history and academic excellence has earned its acceptance as a nationally normed achievement test, and meets most states’ testing requirements.
Interested in Online Testing? Click HERE to learn more.
Does your child work best from home? Are they still young and needing more one on one attention? Do you have scheduling conflicts with your local testing site? Do you live in a rural area and onsite testing is not available? Or you just prefer to test at home? Then this test will be perfect for you!
Here, your child will test on their computer in the comforts of your own home. They will call in to a conference call where a proctor will read the directions to them. They will then be able to take the test.
Online testing opportunities are offered for students who prefer not to test at a physical location, or who can’t get to a physical location. Online testing is for grades 3–12, is proctored, and includes the same Stanford-10 components as the physical test for the level you choose. The online version does not have a listening section.
The Stanford-10 National Achievement Test is a nationally-recognized test used by educators across the United States, particularly in private schools and homeschools. As a norm-referenced test, the Stanford-10 not only offers the home educator information on their student’s achievement, it also provides comparisons based on nationwide test results. The first version of the Stanford Achievement series was published in 1926, and the Stanford-10 online version was introduced in 2012. Its rich history and academic excellence has earned its acceptance as a nationally normed achievement test, and meets most state’s testing requirements.