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On-Site Information

ON-SITE TESTING HAS CONCLUDED FOR 2018. 
Check back next year!



On-Site testing is a unique opportunity for you and your child to experience testing in a classroom situation.  There are few occasions for homeschoolers to learn about this 
experience, so this gives them that chance. 

In this environment  your child will go to a testing location and meet with a group of students. We recommend this for junior high and high school students so they can be better prepared for the college entrance exams. The Stanford-10 is available for any age K-12th and the CTP is available 1st-10th.

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.

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TEST TYPES:

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.   

 

CTP:

In Spring 2016,  we began offering the Comprehensive Testing Program (CTP) from Education Records Bureau (ERB) at select locations. Long-recognized as a rigorous assessment in private schools, we are the first organization to provide the CTP for homeschool students.

The Comprehensive Testing Program (CTP) is a rigorous assessment for high achieving students in areas such as reading, listening, vocabulary, writing, science (online only) and mathematics. Verbal and quantitative reasoning subtests are part of the CTP beginning in Grade 3. The CTP helps compare content specific, curriculum-based performance to the more conceptual knowledge base found in reasoning tests.

This test is offered for students in grade 1st through 10th. 

 

STANFORD -10:

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. 

  

WHAT TO EXPECT THE DAY OF TESTING:

The week before testing, you should receive an email from your coordinator giving you all the details you need to know.  If there are any questions you may have, contact her and she'll be able to help you.

Depending on the number of registrants will determine how the coordinator will organize the day.  Obviously, a testing event with 100 students will have different expectations that a testing event with 25 students.  

You may have to check your child in so they know they're there. 

Someone may be there to direct you the the classroom where testing will take place. If it's a smaller venue, signs may be on the doors.  Again, the coordinator has the freedom to meet the needs of the facility.

Once your child is in their room and settled, you are not allowed back into the classroom until testing is complete. 

Scratch paper will be provided, and experienced and well-qualified proctors will guide your student through each section of the test you have selected.

When it’s all over, consider going for ice cream!

 

THINGS TO YOU BRING WITH YOU:

  • You will need to bring your registration receipt with you to the testing site, and present it for confirmation.
  • Each student will need a ruler with centimeters and inches and two #2 pencils.
  • 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.
  • Students who complete their tests before the scheduled time is up are welcome to read or do some other quiet activity at their desks. They may color, do word searches or sit and relax.  
  • Please do not bring any electronic devices such as tablets.  All cell phones will be put away until they have completed the test.  

 

TIPS:

  • 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!
  • Arrive a little early: Allow plenty of time on arrival so your child can use the bathroom and become familiar with the testing site.
  • 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.