This is a new testing experience beginning in 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.
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Please note: At-Home Tests will not be shipped until after March 15. Tests must be returned within 2-10 business days after completion.
STANFORD -10 AT-HOME TESTING:
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. Its history and academic excellence has earned its acceptance as a nationally normed achievement test, and meets most states’ testing requirements.
This test is offered for students K through 10th.
THINGS YOU MAY WANT TO HAVE:
Do you remember taking tests? We have all been tested in a variety of ways in our lives. From our beliefs to a paper/pencil task, all tests help us grow. While there are physical things to bring, there are also metal aspects to testing. We hope your child will bring everything they need to make it successful.
Non - physical things to bring: A good attitude, Positive self talk, A good night sleep, Hearty breakfast in the stomach
Physical things to have: Pencil, Ruler, Lunch/Snack, and Water
- A ruler with centimeters and inches and two #2 pencils.
- A four-function calculator (addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division) is needed for students in ninth through twelfth grades taking the Stanforford 10 and CTP. Calculator apps or calculators on phones or electronic devices may NOT be used.
- Get a good night’s sleep and have a good breakfast: On testing day, please make sure your child is well rested and well nourished. Rest and good nutrition will help him or her concentrate better and perform better on the test. Check the details of your specific event for information about snacks and drinks.
- Don’t worry! Decrease test anxiety by encouraging your child to relax and do the best he/she can on the test. Do not let anxiety affect you or your child!
- Be bold: At the beginning of each section the test proctor will ask if there are any questions. Encourage your child to not be afraid to ask questions.
- Don’t get hung up on the unknowns: If your child does not readily know an answer, encourage him or her to try to eliminate the obviously incorrect answers. If that doesn’t work, temporarily skip the question and come back to it later. Sometimes thinking about other questions will resolve the knot. Because test scores are based on the number of questions answered correctly, it’s best to have an answer—even if it’s a best guess—on each question.
- Use the testing time wisely: Encourage your student to go back and check/review answers if there is time to do so.
- Remind your student that he or she can’t fail: Achievement tests are not “pass/fail” tests. Help your student to understand (and be assured, yourself) that these tests reveal how a student is progressing in different subject areas.
HOW TO READ/GET RESULTS:
Results of a test are more than what the paper/pencil information shows. There is depth that tests cannot show. There are also personal circumstances that can effect the very being of who we are. Learning differences and attitudes can all have a variance on the score. You know your child best. Do not let the scores define then as a student or you as a parent. Use it as a tool to learn more about them and build that relationship so you can help them in areas where they may be struggling.