Saxon Math Placement Tests (pdf documents) Start with the easiest test and work
up as far as your child is able. Primary Grade Assessment; Middle Grade Assessment; Upper Level Asssessment: Algebra 1 Assessment; Algebra 2 Assessment.
TAKS test. Take the tests in order, starting with
earliest grade level, and continue as far as your child
these tests are unavailable, you will have to pay for
math assessment testing either online (Seton testing - IOWA Tests) or locally at a homeschool tutoring center or co-op (Cornerstone in Tulsa, OK).
Right to Read Competency Test.
sight word assessment.
both you and your child.
Use The Checklist to
determine if there any holes
in your child's basic skill development.
printable PreK/K assessment forms.
you think testing is hard today, check out the final exam
for an 8th grade education in 1895. Much of the test is irrelevant to today's education, but it's still interesting!
There are no official testing requirements for homeschooled students in Oklahoma. In fact, the most accurate way to determine if a
child is learning is to watch his daily progress. This is
easy for homeschool parents, especially during the early years.
Evaluation for all years can be done through verbal discussions,
written assignments, hands-on projects, portfolio
your children practice in test-taking even though it is not
required. Tests are part of our culture. Children can
learn to improve their test scores. Use some of the testing
resources below to practice test taking.
testing in perspective. Test results can be helpful, but
not always accurate. Low score can mean the child had a bad
test day, the subject matter was never covered, or the child
has not mastered that subject.
careful in interpreting test scores, especially grade equivalent
scores. The first number is the grade level, the second
number is the month of the school year. 8.4 means the child
is performing at a level equivalent to that of an average
8th grader in the fourth month of school. A score of 13.4
in math does not mean that the eighth grader can do the equivalent
of a college freshman! The eighth grader has never taken college
level math (trigonometry, calculus) and the eighth grade test
does not cover those subjects. It only means that the student
does eighth grade math extremely well.
referenced standardized tests (Stanford Achievement, Iowa
Basic Skills): identify learning problems and gaps in
standardized tests: evaluate the effectiveness of school
instruction programs. These tests are designed for public
schools. Criterion-referenced tests can be a problem for
Christian homeschoolers as they include questions the
deal with evolution as fact as well as other objectionable
- needed for college and financial aid. See College
Admissions Test-Preparation resources below for info.
School Graduation Requirements for students in
Although, as a homeschool, you can set your own graduation standards, it's good to be
aware of the public school standards. Most homeschool families are able to meet the standards and even surpass them. If you have a child who has a disability, you will want to adjust the standards accordingly.
Admissions Test-Preparation Resources
out of college courses and save time and money!
blog has some information on CLEP
Testing that might
the PSAT gives your child a chance to
enter the National Merit Scholarship Corporation scholarship
programs. This test MUST be taken at the right time
for your child to be considered. Check College
Board for more information.
Colleges use your child's score from the ACT
and/or the SAT as one criteria for admission.
Most colleges in Oklahoma require ACT scores. Other colleges
accept either the ACT or the SAT or the SAT only.
Check college catalogs to see which test is required.
- Cracking the ACT, 2016 Edition (College Test Prep)
four full-length practice ACT exams on CD-ROM, one
full-length practice exam in the book, and The Princeton
Review Assessment Exam, a full-length diagnostic exam
that will predict your scores on both the ACT and the
SAT. All of our practice test questions are like the
ones you will find on the actual ACT exam, and we include
detailed explanations for every answer.
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