Standardized Testing Service for Homeschoolers

Village Home offers Homeschool Testing services in groups and individual private sessions for the Terra Nova Survey Form (formerly California Achievement Test CAT) for grades 3-12. 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, so some families choose to test annually. 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. Testing fees include the standard test report: raw score, national percentile, and grade equivalent for each section of the test. The Diagnostic Profile breaks down responses by specific learning areas. If you want details about your child’s test performance, be sure to order your diagnostic profile with your paper-and-pencil test (the profile is included in the Computer-Based tests). 

(See the end of the page for links to practice tests.)

Group Testing Options

Computer-Based Testing for Grades 3-8

Computer-Based testing is done from your own home, or in a group at Village Home. Benefits of computer-based testing include faster scoring and reporting, and a comfortable interface for learners. Cost: $52 (Includes a Diagnostic Profile outlining your learner’s performance in subject areas.)

  • At Village Home: If testing on a computer at Village Home, Village Home will provide the computer. Bring a simple calculator (for grades 5 & up), water, a nut-free snack, and a book to read if you finish a section early.
  • At-Home: Computers are provided by the parents for at-home testing. A computer or a tablet/IPad with a separate keyboard and a Google Chrome Browser is required. There is a mandatory virtual parent meeting required prior to the testing session; failure to attend results in forfeiture of testing session without refund. See Remote Testing with a Monitor Guide for Parents for more detail. 

Paper-and-Pencil Testing for Grades 3-12

Paper-and-Pencil tests are conducted on-site at Village Home. Third graders mark their answers in a test booklet; 4-12th graders answer on a separate answer key. All tests are hand scored by our testing experts. Test scores will be mailed to your home approximately two weeks after the testing date. Bring a simple calculator (for grades 5 & up), water, a nut-free snack, and a book to read if you finish a section early. Cost: $65 (no Diagnostic Profile) or $75 (with Diagnostic Profile).  

Email testing@villagehome.org with questions.

Private Testing

Private testing is by appointment only.  Private testing is available via computer or paper/pencil. For parents who have concerns about their learner self-managing and following Test Proctor instructions in a timed, 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.

The Private Testing fee is $85 per child, additional child $42.50. For an additional $10 (per paper test), a Diagnostic Profile breaks down responses by specific learning. Standard Private Testing time period is 3 hours; testing clients who require additional time beyond the 3 hours will be billed an additional $25 per hour. Please contact testing@villagehome.org if you are interested in scheduling a private testing session.

Cancellations
Testing registrations may be changed or canceled by emailing testing@villagehome.org with a full refund up to two weeks before testing date. Within two weeks of the testing date, there will be a $25 Administrative Fee assessed and withheld from the refund. Changes to testing dates within two weeks of the original test date will also be assessed a $25 Administrative Fee.

A Note About Practice Tests

There is no test prep needed, but here are a couple of resources if you feel like your learner would benefit from the practice or get familiar with the format of the questions. We do not encourage extensive test preparation — it adds unnecessary stress for the test taker.

TestingMom Website maintains TerraNova Practice Tests

Spectrum Workbooks align with TerraNova (mostly)
Grade Three
Grade Five
Grade Eight

Email testing@villagehome.org with questions.