• Many states require homeschoolers to report academic test scores annually.
• Academic tests can offer feedback on your child’s scores as compared to his or her peers.
• Test results can be used to aid your curriculum planning.
• For neurodiverse students or students with delays, test results provide documentation that is sometimes required to access specialized support. Results may also equip the homeschool parent to scale and tailor assignments.
• Your student may desire practice with standardized and normed tests in preparation for college entrance exams.
• You desire greater insight into some of the “nuts and bolts” data of a norm-referenced test.
• You know that, growing in independence, your teen will respond better to a test with an external proctor, someone other than mom or dad.
Whatever the reason, the experience of testing can be a useful tool for highlighting accomplishments, uncovering challenges, and developing a strategic plan for your home school.
For more insights, visit the blog post, “Why Test?”