Category Archives: Testing

2019 Testing Schedule

See our Calendar for scheduled Testing for 2019! 

Although testing is not required in the state of Texas, many home school families like to use the test as a gauge or to learn test-taking skills.  We encourage families to consider whether standardized testing meets their needs or homeschool lifestyle.

Stanford Achievement Testing

For May dates, you MUST register by April 2, 2019

Grades 4-8th May Dates

Grades 9-12th May Dates

  • Thursday, May 23rd
  • This is a ONE day test.        
  • Start Time: 8:30 am

Iowa Test of Basic Skills

For June dates, you MUST register by April 25, 2019

Grades 3-8th June Dates

Grades 9-12th June Dates

  • Friday, June 14, 2019
  • This is a ONE day test.        
  • Start Time: 8:30 am

If you’re not sure which test to order, please read through the information available on Bob Jones’ web-site: BJU Press Frequently Asked Questions

Please be sure to read through and complete all Steps on the CERC web-site to insure you are properly registered for your selected dates.  For Stanford testing in May, you must register by April 2, 2019.

CTP Testing is now available at CERC!

CTP: Comprehensive Testing Program    Grades 4-10

CTP - ERBThe Comprehensive Testing Program (CTP) is a rigorous assessment for high achieving students in areas such as reading, listening, vocabulary, writing, science (online only) and mathematics. Verbal and quantitative reasoning subtests are part of the CTP beginning in Grade 3. The CTP helps compare content specific, curriculum-based performance to the more conceptual knowledge base found in reasoning tests.

The Comprehensive Testing Program is a product of the Education Records Bureau ( provided by Homeschool Testing Services for homeschool families.  See the ERB web-site for more information and Family Resources.

Testing dates are now available for 2018 for grades 4-10.  Additional grades may be offered in the future!

Through a partnership with Homeschool Testing Services, CERC will be administering the CTP for all families interested in this test on May 23rd – 24th (our Event page).

Registration is open through the Homeschool Testing Services site. (Pleases ignore all references to the Standford test). We ask all families to return to the Test Reservation Page, so we can plan accordingly.