Standardized Testing

Homeschooling families choose standardized testing for different reasons. Some families test annually, some do not begin testing until high school. Standardized testing can provide information regarding your child’s education, and even testing abilities.

Standardized tests, Iowa Test of Basic Skills and the Stanford Achievement Test are now provided on a year-round basis. Please check the calendar for the Testing Schedule. Tests must be ordered 6-8 weeks in advance, so please call if you have any questions.

Step 1:  Check the Calendar for Testing Dates:
(Testing dates will be posted during the last week of February)

The Calendar provides a list of testing dates. Some tests require additional days, which will be accommodated at the time the test is ordered. As tests must be ordered 6-8 weeks prior to the testing day, please review the calendar for the last available day for ordering based on the month you wish to test.

You will need to know the expected date when you order your tests!

Step 2:  Review testing materials at BJU Press Testing and Evaluation.

Review the differences between the Iowa Test of Basic Skills and the Stanford Achievement Test.  Also, consider whether you would like the Cognitive Abilities Test. For High School students, the Interest Explorer test is available with the ITBS. FAQ’s

Step 3:  Testing Materials must be ordered via BJU Testing

Please indicate tester id # 75322928, and the testing period as indicated on the CERC calendar. This is a CRITICAL, time sensitive date! Please be sure to indicate the correct date.

You will need to print your receipt with order confirmation number.

Step 4: Reserve your space for testing day, complete the CERC form:

Testing Reservation information will be sent via e-mail once you have placed your order with BJU Press.

Testing Schedule will be e-mailed to parents who have reserved a testing space.

The Administrative Fee of $49 per student (All grades, all ITBS and Stanford) is due on the first day of testing.

Testing Facility and Administration: Testing will be provided at the Christian Educators Resource Center (CERC) according to the calendar dates provided.

If special accommodations are required, please indicate this information when you complete the Reservation Form. Administration will be provided by Liz Hach, who has been approved by BJU Testing for Iowa Achievement and Stanford Achievement Testing (ID #75322928).  Approved Test Proctor’s will be assigned based on scheduling.