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Peabody Test Information

What is the Peabody Test?

The Peabody is a standardized, nationally norm-referenced achievement test. It is individually administered by a trained examiner, with assessment completed in the following content areas: General Information, Reading Recognition, Reading Comprehension, Mathematics, and Spelling. The Peabody Test has an optional Written Expression portion that may be requested. The subtests and composite scores are calculated immediately with derived scores indicating grade level equivalents and percentile ranking.  The test is oral in format and almost conversational in tone.

Why take the Peabody Test at WEST?
Peabody testing at WEST is a convenient way for your student to fulfill the requirement of completing an annual standardized test every year.

Who can take the Peabody Test ?
The Peabody Test is for grades K-12.

When is the Peabody Test offered at WEST?
The Peabody Test is offered April 23-27, 2018

Who is Administering the Peabody Test?
Jan Sands and Louise Van Bergen will be administering the  Peabody Test at WEST.

When can I register my student?
Registration open November 1st and remains open until April 16.

What is the cost of the test?
The cost of the test is $60 which covers 60-70 minutes of individual testing plus a 15-30 minute review with parents following the test.

How do I register my student?
Register for the Peabody Test here.  
Pay with check or paypal.

What do I need to bring on testing day?
Younger students or students who might be stressed or challenged may bring a toy (teddy bear, stress ball, etc.).  Whatever works to help the child feel relaxed
2 - #2 pencils with eraser if parent requested Written Expression

When does testing begin?
90 minutes for one student which includes 60 minutes of testing followed by a 30 minute review with parents.  

2.5 hours for two students which includes 60 minutes of testing/student followed by a 30 minute review with parents.  
Please arrive 5-10 mns early.

Where does the testing take place?
At the WEST building - read signs in entry way/front door for direction to room location

Can parents stay and wait while students are testing?
There will be a room at the church for parents to wait in while their child(ren) are testing.  

Any questions?  Please contact Robin Fraser at 763-227-6700 or email at thedirector.west@gmail.com