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Test Your Child in the Privacy of Your Own Home

Private, Online Testing Through BJU

Testing at home has become very popular, and with good reason. Children—and parents–often do better in a relaxed, familiar place. HEAV recommends parents use a reputable test.

NEW!

HEAV now provides private, online testing through BJU Press Testing & Evaluation for students in grade 3 and up.
Registration is open through March 15.
Testing will take place April 1 through 12.

Why Test Online?

You may recognize a number of benefits to testing online. Many children are more relaxed testing in a familiar atmosphere, and many parents appreciate the flexible scheduling testing in the privacy of their own home provides. Parents may proctor this test for their students, and they don’t need to have any special credentials.

HEAV is pleased to be able to offer this opportunity through a reputable company with 35 years of test experience providing a well-known test—the newest available to homeschools. The recent (2017) norming date gives parents a more accurate understanding of their child’s progress. HEAV encourages parents to avoid tests that have very old norm dates; some online standardized tests were normed nearly 50 years ago. Learn more about the test here.

Before You Sign Up

  1. Do a system check to verify your computer device settings and internet bandwidth are capable of transmitting the online test. The test should work with Windows, Mac, iPad, or Chromebook devices. Click here to do the system check.
  2. Arrange for a proctor (either yourself or another adult) to be in the room with the child taking the test. The proctor’s name and contact info is required when you sign up. You may proctor your own child–you do not need to have a college degree or teaching certificate.
    See more about what the proctor does here.

Cost: $35

Preparing for the Test

1. Install the DataManager™ Secure Browser


It’s very important to complete this process well ahead of the testing day.

Download Secure Browser for Mac

Instructions for Mac
Secure Browser Instructions for Install – Mac
Please read the instruction prior to installing the file.

  1. If you are updating the secure browser, first remove the existing secure browser.
  2. Click on the link “Secure Student Browser” for the Zip file that contains the executable module.
  3. Clicking the file once on a Mac will open the zip file and send the contents to “Your Downloads” folder.
  4. The executable (Riverside Secure Browser.app) will be in the Download Folder.
  5. The browser needs to be loaded onto each of the computers that will be used for testing.
  6. It is suggested that the browser be made into a desktop icon that can be renamed to Student Testing.app.
  7. All students will begin their test sessions by clicking on the icon which will present the Riverside Student Log-In page.
  8. The browser can be removed after all online testing is completed.

IMPORTANT NOTE: To quit or stop the browser and return to the desk top, press CTRL, SHIFT, and Q at the same time.

Download Secure Browser for Windows

Instructions for Windows
Please read these instructions prior to downloading the file.

    1. Click on the link “Secure Student Browser” for the Zip file that contains the executable module.
    2. The executable (Riverside Secure Browser.app) needs to be loaded onto each of the computers that will be used for testing.
    3. It is suggested that the browser be made into a desk top Icon that can be renamed to Student Testing.exe.
    4. All students will begin their test sessions by clicking on the icon, which will present the Riverside Student Log-In page.
    5. The browser can be removed after all Online Testing is completed.

IMPORTANT NOTE: To quit or stop the browser and return to the desk top, press CTRL, SHIFT, and Q at the same time.

2. Receive Email from BJU

Two weeks before the testing date, you will receive an email from BJU Press Testing and Evaluation with testing information such as session codes and student ID numbers.

3. On Testing Day

  • Have the testing information email available.
  • Remove all distractions from the room.
  • Provide scratch paper and pencils for your student (s).
  • Note: Students will not need a calculator; one will be provided in the browser if needed during appropriate subtests.

4. Take the Test

Test Results

Test results will be available by the end of April. Parents will receive an emailed link when they are posted.

Follow the instructions on the link right away because test results are available for 90 days only. After the 90 days, the results will be invalid. Parents should permanently download the results to their own computer or to their BJU Press account.

FAQ

No special requirements or qualifications are needed such as a teaching certificate or degree. A parent may be a proctor. The proctor of the test is the adult individual who will be actively present during the online testing time. A proctor

  • Serves as the point of contact between the student and BJU Press test administrator
  • Is responsible for insuring that the student is logged into the test at the designated time for each session
  • Should actively monitor testing to see that students actively working on the test and to prevent students from taking unscheduled or prolonged breaks
  • Is available at agreed-upon contact methods during the entire test-taking session
  • Is responsible for contacting BJU Press Test Administrator if there are any technology issues during testing (e.g. Internet/power outage, student unexpectedly logged out of test, etc.)
  • The proctor’s name, email, and phone number should be submitted at time of orderingThe proctor of the test is the adult individual who will be actively present during the online testing time.

The test levels are based on what age a child is normally in at that grade level.  That does not always apply because children can be held back or advance quickly.  Choose the test level that corresponds with the grade level in which the child is currently working.  See the chart below.

  • Iowa Assessments Online Grade 3 (Form E, Level 9)                                           
  • Iowa Assessments Online Grade 4 (Form E, Level 10)                                 
  • Iowa Assessments Online Grade 5 (Form E, Level 11)                                             
  • Iowa Assessments Online Grade 6 (Form E, Level 12)                                 
  • Iowa Assessments Online Grade 7 (Form E, Level 13)                                 
  • Iowa Assessments Online Grade 8 (Form E, Level 14)                                 
  • Iowa Assessments Online Grade 9 (Form E, Level 15)                                             
  • Iowa Assessments Online Grade 10 (Form E, Level 16)                               
  • Iowa Assessments Online Grades 11-12 (Form E, Level 17/18)                                   

Grades 3, 4, 5 
April 1 – 2               8:30 a.m.
April 11 – 12             1:30 p.m.

Grades 6, 7, 8
April 1 – 2               1:30 p.m.
April 8 – 9             8:30 a.m.

Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
April 4 – 5              8:30 a.m.
April 8 – 9              1:30 p.m.

No.  Most standardized tests are graded on the month of the school year when the testing is done.

The tests used for online testing are Iowa Assessments™. These are the newest Iowa tests available to the homeschool market and use 2017 norms. Science and social studies are part of the complete composite, but students can still get a core composite without them. Math computation is optional and is not calculated in any of the total or core composite scores. Test results will be posted by the end of April.