Online Testing at Home

Test Your Child in the Privacy of Your Own Home

Private, Online Testing Through BJU Press

 

Achievement testing is available for students in grades K through 12.

Registration is open through July 1, 2020.

Online testing takes place April 6 through July 14.

Testing at home has become very popular, and with good reason. Parents appreciate the opportunity to test in the comfort of their own home and children often do better in a relaxed, familiar place.

HEAV now offers an opportunity to test online through a reputable company providing a well-known test—the newest available to homeschoolers.

BJU Press Testing & Evaluation has 35 years of test experience and offers the Iowa Assessment with the most recent (2017) norming date, giving you a more accurate understanding of your child’s progress. Plus, you may proctor this test for your students, and you don’t need to have any special credentials.

Testing dates are flexible–you choose the dates that work for you! Testing dates are available April 6 through July 14.

Participation Is Simple!

1. Register for test.

Sign up online or call BJU directly to order the Assessment for $35. Register by July 1, 2020, and use code 6JG3GKJ3.

2. Schedule your test.

Testing may take place on designated dates between April 6 and July 14.
(See schedule below.)

3. Get your results.

Test results are posted electronically to your account within 10 days.
(Allow extra processing time in May & June.)

Take the Iowa Assessments™ Form E achievement test from the comfort of your own home! Benefits of testing online include:

  • Testing results in 10 days
  • No shipping costs
  • Flexible testing dates available in spring and summer 2020
  • Test administrator provided by BJU Press
  • Fast results with fewer requirements with BJU Press
Students writing a test in school concentrating

Why Test?

There are many benefits to testing your homeschooled child!

Achievement

For many families, a nationally normed, standardized test score is the simplest method for providing the required achievement evidence each year.

Efficacy

Testing provides a measure for you to know how effectively your teaching methods work with your child

Refinement

You can use the results to adjust your curriculum and teaching style.

Skills

Your child learns test-taking skills such as following directions, relaxing under pressure, pacing oneself, and more.

Benchmark

Testing provides a benchmark to show how your child compares to other children at his grade level.

FAQS

A proctor may be a parent or another adult appointed by the parent. No special requirements or qualifications, such as a teaching certificate or degree, are needed.

The proctor of the test must be actively present during the online testing time.
● 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 are actively working on the test and to prevent students from taking unscheduled or prolonged breaks
● Is available at agreed-upon contact time 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 when ordering the test.

Order the test level based on the typical grade level your child would be in for his age. There may be some variance because children can be held back or advanced. See the chart below.

■ Iowa Assessments Online K (Form E, Level 5/6)
■ Iowa Assessments Online Grade 1 (Form E, Level 6 or 7)
■ Iowa Assessments Online Grade 2 (Form E, Level 7 or 8)
■ 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)

April: 6 and 7
May: 4 and 5; 18 and 19
June: 1 and 2; 22 and 23
July: 13 and 14

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

 

No. This is a timed test. However, students have plenty of time to complete the test.

The tests used for online testing are Iowa Assessments™ Form E. These are the newest Iowa tests available to the homeschool market and use 2017 norms.

No. Although science and social studies are part of the complete composite, Virginia students are not required to complete these sections. They will still receive a core composite score without them.

The Iowa Assessments™ Form E is $35 per test. This includes online test results. There is a combination price of $55 for the online Iowa Assessments™ and the Cognitive Abilities Tests™.

Please place your order 14+ days before your scheduled test date.

You may cancel online tests up to 10 business days before the stated test date without penalty.

Parents will receive a Student Profile Narrative and an Individual Performance Profile with the information that meets the Virginia assessment requirements.

  • The Cognitive Abilities Tests™ Form 7 (CogAT®️) 
  • Iowa paper/pencil version, if preferred

If you want to know if your child is working at his potential, the Cognitive Abilities Test™ (CogAT®) may be a great tool for your family.

Available for HEAV families for grades 3 to 12, this test divides reasoning and learning abilities into three sections that provide separate scores for verbal, quantitative or numerical, and nonverbal abilities.

The CogAT is not an achievement test and does not satisfy the required proof of progress under the homeschool statute. However, it can be extremely beneficial for your student for the following reasons.

Benefits of the CogAT

The CogAT helps you

  • Understand student needs
  • Find student strengths
  • Spot holes in student education
  • Predict National Percentile Rank for standardized achievement tests
  • Obtain tips on improving future scores
Order online or by calling BJU directly at 800-845-573.
IMPORTANT: Be sure to use code 6JG3GKJ3 or state you are ordering through HEAV.

By utilizing BJU Press for your testing, homeschool families will contribute to non-identifiable group data. This helps protect your right to homeschool as HEAV continues to provide the Virginia legislature with evidence of the academic excellence of home-instructed students.

Individual test scores, as always, will remain private. Only a compilation of all student scores will be made public. No identifiable information will be included with public reports.