Category: Achievement Testing

Homeschool Achievement Test Providers Master Comparison Chart

Nationally Standardized Homeschool Achievement Testing Providers

It’s 2012 and Homeschool Achievement Testing is in full swing. For your convenience, we have put together an updated and expanded Master Comparison Chart that lists all the nationally standardized achievement test providers and their contact info. The tests are color-coded and the PDF also includes hyperlinks.

In the column that reads “Test Provider”, click on the name of the Test Provider to go directly to the home page of their company website.

In the column that reads “Website”, click on the bit.ly link to go directly to the page that contains the information and ordering page for that particular test, be it CAT5 or WJIII or any other nationally standardized achievement test for homeschoolers.

We hope you enjoy and profit from the chart (i.e. SAVE money! :) ). Let us know if there are any changes that need to be made or if one of the links doesn’t work.

Homeschool Achievement Test Providers Master Comparison Chart

Profitable Preparation for Achievement Testing

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Hmm, so many rows of little bubbles, now where do I put my name? The clock is ticking down… Should I choose A or E? I’m not sure…maybe I should go on and come back to this one later?

Questions like these race through every homeschooled child’s mind as they sit hunched over their answer sheet, sharpened #2 pencil in hand, taking the nationally standardized achievement test like the CAT5. It can be a bit intimidating, especially on one’s first time doing the tests, but with some advance preparation kids can begin to approach the tests with confidence, which in turn affects how well they score. Read on for several test prep and test taking tips as well as our review of two excellent test prep programs: Scoring High and Achievement Test Advantage.

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Homeschool Achievement Testing and You

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One of the beautiful things about homeschooling is that you, as the parent-teacher-administrator of your own private school, have all the privileges of controlling every aspect of your children’s education. Along with that privilege, of course, comes responsibility — the complete responsibility to develop and teach the curriculum, to organize day-to-day activities, to keep important records such as attendance, grades, etc., as well as (in most states) to obtain and annually administer a
nationally standardized achievement test.

You may be wondering, “Where do I find these nationally standardized achievement tests? and “How do I administer them?” “When do I administer them?” “Are they even necessary and how do I actually apply the testing results to improve my homeschooling experience?” Fortunately, after over 24 years of experience in the area of providing achievement tests and services to the homeschooling community, there are a number of very good answers to these questions and a multitude of options available to you We’ve even made a Master Chart of Homeschool Achievement Test Providers that is fully hyperlinked and color-coded by type of achievement test.

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Measuring Achievement Properly

Testing Jitters

Annual test-taking required by homeschool laws in many states tends to make both parents and students nervous, but it need not do so! Understanding both the test format and the reports help calm those achievement testing jitters.

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Podcast! Calming the Achievement Testing Jitters, with special guest Dana Forbes

Calming the Achievement Testing Jitters, with special guest Dana Forbes


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Are you nervous about doing your homeschool achievement tests? We help you calm those jitters this week on The Homeschool Show. To help us do that we have the help of special guest Dana Forbes, a masters certified teacher and WJ-III testing provider. He and Greg discuss the homeschool achievement test options available to you, and the various approaches you can take to successfully navigate the achievement testing waters. Download the mp3 or listen above and you’ll be well only your way to calming those achievement testing jitters! And don’t forget the Master Achievement Test Comparison Chart we put together for you.