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Standardized Testing

"Georgia’s Home Study law (GA Code Ann. 20-2-690-(c)(7), requires that children take a national standardized achievement test every three years, beginning at the end of the third grade..."

 

"These are the five most commonly used achievement tests. Each has a total composite score and subscores. It is recommended that you use the same achievement test each time you test in order to be able to compare the scores..."
 

 

Educational Diagnostic Prescriptive Services
YEARLY TESTING 2018
by
Jill J. Dixon, B.S.Ed, M.Ed.

122 Rose Dhu Way, Savannah,GA 31419
*payment is due at the address above by March 23, 2018*
Please see www.edudps.com for quality educational products.

There are basically two types of yearly educational testing that evaluators use to assess students.

Standardized Testing: Standardized or Normed testing compares students to a large group of other public and private school students of the same age and grade nationwide. Standardized Tests give mainly grade equivalent scores and percentile ranks. The Georgia Department of Education requires standardized testing for homeschoolers every three (3) years beginning at grade 3. (Grades 3, 6, 9, 12). You are not required to turn the results in, but are to keep them in your records.

Diagnostic Testing: Diagnostic testing does not compare students to a large group of the same age, but provides very specific information about a student’s ability (strengths and weaknesses) for his particular grade level in all the subjects addressed in standardized tests, plus handwriting, grammar, creative writing, history, science, and map skills. The revised Diagnostic Prescriptive Assessment for grades K-5 IS AN EXCELLENT PREPARATION TOOL FOR STANDARDIZED TESTING .This test is administered and scored by parents and serves as a scope and sequence guide. It contains a remedial strategies section for correcting academic weaknesses. It also has an evaluation form used for portfolio record keeping which is a requirement in GA.. To order, go to www.edudps.com.

2018 GROUP STANDARDIZED TESTING :Grades 3-12 ONLY May 23rd and 24th

REGISTRATION FEES MUST BE RECEIVED BY March 23, 2018!

This test measures reading decoding and comprehension, vocabulary, math, language, spelling, study skills, social studies and science. I recommend Spectrum Practice Tests and The Diagnostic Prescriptive Assessment for Grades K-5 mentioned above.

Cost: $55.00 per student (3RD GRADERS ARE $65.00 PER STUDENT DUE TO TEST BOOKLET THAT CAN BE WRITTEN IN.) This includes the cost to purchase the test, the administration, shipping charges, shipping insurance fees, computerized scoring, and explanation of scores.The results take about 3 weeks to come back and are now sent by email. YOU MUST INCLUDE THE EMAIL ADDRESS WHERE YOU WANT THE RESULTS SENT ON THE BLANKS BELOW. YOU MUST LOOK FOR AN EMAIL FROM BOB JONES U. PRESS AND YOU MUST ACCESS YOUR RESULTS WITHIN 6 WEEKS OF TESTING TO GET RESULTS!

Testing is held at White Bluff Presbyterian Church from 10:00-3:00. Students should arrive by 9:45 each day. (9th-12th graders will finish by around 1:00 on the 2nd day.)

Each student must bring two # 2 pencils with erasers, plenty of scratch paper, a book or books to read, lunch, snacks, and drinks each day. STUDENTS IN GRADES 7-12 SHOULD BRING CALCULATORS.

PLEASE NOTE: On May 23rd I need parents of 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th graders to come at 9:30 promptly and fill in personal information for each child on the bubble sheets.

Full payment and registration for the Stanford Achievement Test must be received by March 23, 2018. No payment, registration, or individual orders will be accepted after that date.

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PLEASE MAIL PAYMENT ONLY AND DO NOT HAND TO ME IN PERSON. PLEASE NOTE THAT EACH CHILD’S DATE OF BIRTH IS NOW REQUIRED.

Send registration and payment by March 23, 2018, to Jill J. Dixon, 122 Rose Dhu Way, Savannah, GA 31419 Contact: jilldixon6@comcast.net Make payment to: Jill Dixon

Student’s name (s) ____________________________Grade _______ DOB__________

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Parents’ Name ________________________ Total enclosed: ______Ck.#:______

Home Phone:___________ Cell Phone:___________Emergency Contact:____________

Important Information about child or children____________________________________

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Parent’s Email (MUST HAVE) __________________________________

 

NO REMINDERS OF TEST DATES WILL BE SENT. Check your bank for verification of cashed checks after March 23, 2018 and MARK YOUR CALENDARS WITH THE DATES AND TIME.

 



2017 Standardized Testing with Classical Conversations

Homeschool TestingChoose from 2 dates and locations:
May 1-2, 2017 at One Savior Church (289 Harley Rd, Guyton, GA)
OR...What is the CTP4?
We will be offering the CTP4 from Education Records Bureau (ERB). It is recognized...How do I register?
Register at www.homeschooltestingservices.com or www.classicalconversations.com....

 


Test Suppliers

This list is for informational purposes only. FEFC does not endorse one supplier over another. Please plan to order your testing materials well in advance of your testing dates.

 

 

  • Triangle Education Assessments
    919-387-7004
    Iowa, Stanford (paper and online which doesn’t require a B.A.), TerraNova2—which is the new CAT/6 and doesn’t require a B.A, BASI, Woodcock-Johnson III, Brigance (for developmentally 7 years and younger)
    Cognitive Abilities tests: CogAT, OSLAT (paper and online which doesn’t require a B.A.)
    Career Tests: Strong, MBTI
    Practice Tests