Untitled Header Image

Iowa Basic Skills Test

What is the Iowa Basic Skills Test?
The Iowa Basic Skills Test is a tool used for annual student assessment.  It is similar to the California Achievement Test.  

Why take the Iowa Basics Skills Test at WEST?
Iowa Basic Skills Testing at WEST is a convenient way for your student to fulfill the requirement of completing an annual standardized test every year.

Being in a formal testing experience gives students the preparation to perform better while in the PSEO/PLAN/ASPIRE/ACT/SAT testing setting.

Who can take the Iowa Basic Skills Test?
The Iowa Basic Skills Test is available for grades 4-12 at WEST.

Grades 4-8 will test for THREE (3) days (Mon/Tues/Wed).  Grades 9-12 will only test TWO (2) days (Mon/Tues).

When is the Iowa Basic Skills Test offered at WEST?
Testing takes place the last FULL week of April at the WEST building - Church of the Open Door, Maple Grove -  April 19-21, 2021 (Mon-Wed)

Make-up testing date available upon request.  The scheduled make-up day for 9-12 grade is the Wednesday of testing week - April 21, 2021

Who is administering the Iowa Basic Skills Test?

Paula Mitlying is the test administrator.

When can I register my student?
Registration is open mid-November until the last week in February. 

What is the cost of the test?
The cost of the test is $75 which covers two or three mornings of quality supervised testing covering all academic areas and serves as your annual standardized test.

  • $25 non refundable if registration is cancelled
  • $50 refundable up through March 1 if registration is cancelled
  • No refund March 2 and beyond

How do I register my student?
Register for the Iowa Basic Skills Testing here.  

Pay with check or paypal.

What do I need to bring on testing day?
2-#2 pencils
Calculator that you are familiar with
Water bottle
Book to read when section of test is completed early
Light, non-messy snack

When does testing begin?
9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Please arrive 5-10 minutes early to find a seat and get settled

Where does the testing take place?
At the WEST building in a room down the hallway to the right and left - read signs in entry way/front door for exact direction to room location

Can parents stay and wait while students are testing?
Parents are to drop off student/s and return at the end of testing time as designated by the test adminstrator

Any questions?  Please contact the Registrar by email at [email protected]