- Order the grade level that your child is currently in or completing. The results should be based on what your child is learning or has learned, not what they are going to learn. EXAMPLE: If your child is currently in 3rd grade, you would order a 3rd grade test and not a 4th grade test.
- If you have a desired testing date, please order your test 2 weeks before you plan to test.
You now have the ability to take the Stanford-10 National Achievement Test at home. This test is offered for students K through 12th. 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. If you would like to learn more about the updated norms please go to the Stanford-10 publisher's site: Pearson Stanford-10 Norms
The parent does not have to have the B.A. in order to administer the At-Home test. You will NOT need a 4-year degree to proctor this test to your child. However, if you do not have a 4-year degree, you will not be able to use the test results for entering your child in public/private school, unless they state otherwise.
It is the parent's responsibility to keep up with their own state laws or individual school needs. Please make sure you have done your research if you are using the results for anything other than assessment.
Interested in At-Home Testing? Click HERE to find your test.
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.
- 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 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 affect 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 them 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.