We appreciate your child is more than a test score, but we also appreciate that tests are required by law, and they can provide feedback about how your learner is doing. As a service to the homeschool community, Village Home is proud to offer the Terra Nova Test (formerly California Achievement Test CAT) for grades 3-12, which is one of the tests approved by the state of Oregon for homeschoolers. (According to Oregon State Law, homeschoolers are required to test after grades 3, 5, 8 and 10.)
We offer a friendly, low-stress test environment that complies with the testing requirements. We offer paper-and pencil tests that are hand scored, so need to worry about a bubble that is not completely filled in. Students can bring water and a snack, and will have a break during testing.
The standard test report includes the raw score, national percentile and grade equivalent for each section of the test. For an additional $10 per test, a Diagnostic Profile breaks down responses by specific learning. Be sure to order your diagnostic profile if you want details about your child’s test performance.We host morning and afternoon sessions to align with your learner’s best on-task time. Third-grade tests are conducted only in the morning.
Check-in time is 8:30 am for morning sessions, and 12:30 pm for afternoon sessions. Tests begin 30 minutes after check-in begins (9 am for morning sessions, and 1 pm for afternoon sessions). Please note, late arrivals cannot be accommodated. Actual testing times vary. We estimate the ending time, but be prepared to wait if the group took extra breaks.
Group Testing cost is $50 (VH members pay $45). Registration opens online in the spring, and group testing sessions occur in June.
Private Testing Service
Private testing sessions are available for an additional charge for learners who need accommodations. Learner accommodations cannot be made in group testing sessions. Private testing fee is $85 (VH members pay $80).
About Our Testing Coordinator
Joann Lum is a teacher by profession and in her heart. Joann strives to make the testing experience friendly and stress-free for the students. Joann earned a Masters of Education in Reading Education from Vanderbilt University and an undergraduate Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from the University of Vermont. Joann is a certified tester approved by the state of Oregon and has proctored tests for students of all ages. She homeschooled her own children and worked as an elementary teacher in public schools. Joann has been a private reading specialist, assessing strengths and weaknesses and developing reading instruction for children experiencing reading difficulties. In addition, she has taught reading, writing, and study skills at Central Oregon Community College.
Email Joann with questions or to schedule an appointment at firstname.lastname@example.org