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Tests: Kaufman Test of Educational Achievement, 2nd Edition (KTEA-II) Location: Staunton, VA. Will travel anywhere in the state. A travel fee is charged outside of Augusta Co.
Donny & Sandy Ball’s Bayside School Services offers the best do-it-yourself standardized achievement testing experience. Our testing is available all year long. As graduated homeschooling parents, and test providers for over 25 years, we know the importance of fair prices, easy ordering, accurate order processing and detailed reporting. DRC CTB, the test publisher, and Bayside offer a more recent test series than the discontinued CAT/5 and CTBS, the CAT/6 TerraNova 2nd Edition, published in 2000 with updated 2005 norms. This is the test of choice for the do-it-yourself homeschool! It is accepted for use in Virginia as well as most other states that mandate nationally standardized achievement tests for homeschool students. We offer the full version Complete Battery for Kindergarten (Level 10), the Complete Battery Plus for Grades 1 through 12, as well as the shorter but not easier Survey Plus version for Grades 2-4 and 6-12. (There is no Survey available for Grades K, 1 or 5). These are the most complete, extensive and up-to-date tests available for unrestricted homeschool use. The other achievement test option we offer is the CTBS TerraNova 1st Edition, published in 1996, available for Grades 4-12 in both Complete Battery Plus and Survey Plus. We have an economy version of the Survey Plus that tests only Reading/Language Arts, Mathematics and Spelling. The Test of Cognitive Skills 2nd Edition is an easy to administer aptitude (IQ) test. These are all paper and pencil tests, so you can work on your schedule. See our website for complete details.
The test administrator for the ITBS is required to have a bachelor’s degree or meet BJUP requirements, which can be found here. The test administrator for the Stanford is required to have a bachelor’s degree AND meet BJUP requirements for an “approved” tester. Tester applications take a few days to process and must be completed prior to ordering tests. Tests need to be ordered 4–6 weeks before scheduled test date. Practice Tests for both the IOWA and Stanford are available. Test materials will be mailed to the qualified tester. Tests must be administered and returned within 21 days after the test date (date designated when ordering tests; 75 days for international testing). Computer-scored results will be sent electronically to the one who ordered the tests. BJUP provides names of Iowa and Stanford Testers in your area in their Test Administrator Directory.
The only test requiring that the administrator have a bachelor’s degree is the Iowa test. We have our own scoring equipment, so scoring is guaranteed within 3 weeks, but we usually turn around our grading in less than a week. Overnight scoring can be ordered as well.
Crosspointe Educational Services is a mail order service that offers the Survey and Complete Battery California Achievement Tests in an effort to meet your testing needs.
Hand In Hand conducts evaluations of homeschool programs in order to show proof of academic progress, as well as individualized testing services, using the WJ-III, that comply with Virigina homeschool laws. Pricing begins at $50. Families looking for more in-depth testing services can call for a free telephone consultation to explore how IQ and achievement testing can help you better understand your child’s academic strengths and weaknesses. As a former unschooler in the younger years, Alessa understands and appreciates the spectrum of homeschool philosophies that successfully work for different families. Alessa travels to VA from March – June to work with local families. Year-round testing services are available just a short drive into Maryland.
Offers several tests and other assessment services to parents meeting qualifications for homeschooling in their state and desiring to test their own children in their normal learning environment. Testing materials should be ordered 3 weeks in advance. Upon receipt of testing materials, parents have three weeks to administer and return the tests for scoring. Computer generated printout of scores is returned to parents in 3 – 4 weeks. Complete confidentiality. Scores are never entered into the national norming process. Credit card ordering.
Results show both overall achievement and performance in each of the three subjects, which are reading, math and language. The PASS is an untimed test administered in the child’s customary learning atmosphere. Testing twice a year is recommended to obtain a more accurate measure of achievement. Parents have four weeks after receiving the testing material in which to administer the test. Once it is returned to Hewitt for computer scoring, a detailed analysis of the student’s performance is sent to the parents within four to six weeks. Technical reports can be sent to your superintendent if there are questions about the test.
The Huntington Learning Centers in Ashburn and Herndon will do CAT testing for homeschooled students. Testing hours are Monday – Friday 10am – 8pm.
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Certified Teacher, Homeschooling parent of 12+ years. Evaluations, Testing, Math Tutoring. Offers portfolio evaluations and individual and group testing.
Seton offers a wide variety of tests for homeschooled families and private schools. All tests may be ordered all year, and the CAT test is generally mailed within a day. Parents administer the CAT tests and then return for scoring. Results are sent to the parents usually in one week. Spring, Fall, and Winter norms are available. The IOWA Test administrators must have a bachelor’s degree per publisher requirements. Tests for the IOWA and the TerraNova should be ordered at least 3 weeks before the scheduled test date. The new CAT/6, (or Terra Nova2), test can be administered by the parent/teacher and a bachelor’s degree is NOT required. Test results for the IOWA and the TerraNova/CAT 6 are sent within 2 weeks. Seton also sells Spectrum Test Preparation books for grades 1-8, which contain practice tests which correlate with the six most commonly-administered standardized tests. Test Prep material is also available for the IOWA and the TerraNova.
Owned by home schooling parents Chuck and Debbie Thompson. They offer homeschool consultation services and year-round testing. The Iowa Test administrators must have a bachelor’s degree or previous experience administering a standardized test. WJ III is offered primarily in the Raleigh, NC area – refer to website for various test packages.
Donna Turner has been a home-educator since 1979. Mother of twelve, she has taught her own children as well as tutored dozens of others. Donna has administered the WRAT test through-out the state of North Carolina and southern Virginia since 1985. The WRAT is effective for home schooled students end-of-grade test and grade placement for new home school families.