This post is part of a series titled, “Homeschool Q&A.” The series features questions we’ve received from parents on a variety of topics–and the answers!
Q. On your website you said that testing should be done “February through July.” Is that the law? Can testing be done other times of the year?
A. The only required deadline for testing is August 1–the date the test scores must be submitted to your division superintendent if you filed a Notice of Intent or wrote a letter. Administering a standardized achievement test between the months of February and July is only a suggestion, but it will give you the time you need to get the results.
When scheduling a test, you must allow enough time to get the test results back from the testing company. It may take 2-8 weeks to receive the scores depending on the testing company you use. Be sure to check the turn-around time before ordering your test.