Homeschool Standardized Testing Services

 

Oregon law requires  standardized homeschool tests administered by a qualified test examiner after grades 3, 5, 8 and 10 by August 15. Tests can also provide feedback about how your learner is doing.

NOTE: due to COVID-19, Oregon has approved an extension of the regular August 15 deadline for homeschool testing; testing may now be completed by November 1, 2020.

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. The Terra Nova is one of the homeschool tests approved by the state of Oregon.

We offer a friendly, low-stress test environment that complies with Oregon testing requirements. Our paper-and pencil tests that are hand scored with results emailed within 2 weeks. Students bring water, a snack, simple calculator, and a book and will have a break during testing.

TEST RESULTS
Group and private testing fees include the standard test report: 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. If you want details about your child’s test performance, be sure to order your diagnostic profile.

Email testing@villagehome.org with questions.

Group Testing  2020 – Virtual At-Home Via Zoom Conferencing

Online Test Proctoring is an option for home school testing in small groups. After you register, we will send you a test packet with specific instructions. At your scheduled testing time, you will login to the testing room via Zoom conferencing. At the conclusion of the test, there will be instructions on how to mail your test results back for scoring.  Virtual Group Testing suits learners who can self-manage and follow Test Administrator instructions in a timed, virtual group setting. If your child has an IEP or 504, please register for a Private Test (below): Learner accommodations as allowed by law for children with IEP’s or 504’s cannot be made in group testing sessions.

GRADE 3 GROUP TESTING Via Zoom
Check in 9:00 – 9:20 am ; testing 9:30 – 11:30 (with one 10 min break)
October 5 (registration closes September 25)
Additional Dates will be added

GRADES 4 & UP GROUP TESTING Via Zoom
Check in 12:30 – 12:50 ; testing 1:00 – 4:00 pm (with two 10 min breaks)
October 5 (registration closes September 25)
Additional Dates will be added

Cost: $52 per child
What to bring to the test session (on Zoom): sharpened pencils, simple calculator, water, and a book to read (if you finish a section early)

What you need to know before you register:

There are required protocols to follow that you will be given instructions about. Test packets will be mailed in advance with clear instructions.  Disregard for Virtual Group Testing procedures will result in the invalidation of the test and test session, without refund. Please note, late check-ins to Virtual Group Testing sessions cannot be accommodated. The actual length of testing time varies. Parents must be nearby their learner taking the test during entire test session, and all learners must be in camera view for the entire allotted test time during Virtual Group Testing, except during their break(s).

Private Testing 2020

For parents who have concerns about their learner self-managing and following Test Administrator instructions in a timed, virtual group setting, or whose learner needs accommodations as allowed by law for their IEP or 504, we encourage registration in a Private Test. Learner accommodations cannot be made in group testing sessions.

Private Testing fee is $85 per child, additional child $42.50. For an additional $10 per child, a Diagnostic Profile breaks down responses by specific learning.

Private Testing sessions begin June 23, 2020 and are available every Tuesday and Thursday from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm through August; days may change in September. Registration closes 10 days before the week of private tests.

Private tests can be administered in one of two ways:
IN PERSON at Village Home Beaverton (maximum 2 learners from same household)
VIRTUALLY (max 2 learners from any household)

Email testing@villagehome.org with questions.