One of the few requirements for homeschooling in Washington is standardized testing.
I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not the best when it comes to this. My boys both have learning disabilities, and fill in the bubble tests are only just now becoming a possibility for them.
There are several testers local to me, and a few groups that hold group testing sessions each year. Even so, we usually use the Free-Form Assessments or Checklist Assessments offered Family Learning Organization. I’m lucky if I remember to do this yearly though. (Oops!) FLO is local to me, but anyone can order tests or assessments through them. The feedback that comes in the form of the teacher’s notes on the report has been SO helpful!
This year though, I did a little searching and discovered that the Stanford 10 is now offered online. Lately I’m really feeling like they–especially D1 because he’s 14– need to do a standardized test. The online format is friendlier for my techie-minded boys.
That’s the hope anyway.
If you’re in need of standardized tests for your students in grades 3-12, you can order the Stanford 10 Online through these locations:
We are using Seton, mainly because it is where I found it first. I decided to also order the COGAT, which is the Cognitive Abilities Test, but I haven’t decided when we will do it yet. They offer a whole range of various standardized tests, however the Standford 10 is the only one that is online.
Next year, maybe we will attempt a typical fill-in-the-bubble test. This year, the online option seems to be the best choice for us.
How do you test your kids?
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