TESTING/GRADE PLACEMENT

 Stanford Achievement Tests

TESTING INFORMATION:
 When???  May 13-15, 2014 from 8:00 am-12:00 noon

Where???  Candies Creek Baptist

What???  Annual standardized testing for 2nd through High School (most 10th graders and above are more interested in taking the ACT and/or SAT and BCHE does not offer these tests.)

REGISTERING FOR TESTING:

     If you are interested in your student(s) taking the Stanford Achievement Test and have not received your 2014 Testing & Evaluation booklet from BJUPress, you can print an order form off below. Please follow the directions CAREFULLY.  They are very specific and must be followed exactly as set forth to ensure test confidentiality and compliance with state guidelines.

Step 1:  Download the Order Form.

Step 2:  Fill out page 7 (the first page of the order form) with Customer Information.  SIGN THE FORM!!  The testing dates are May 13-15, 2014.  You MUST enter this information.  You do not need to enter the Tester Information unless you are an Approved Tester and have agreed to assist BCHE this year.

Step 3:  Skip to page 9 and choose the appropriate test in the top section.  We will only be administering the Stanford Achievement Tests, NOT the combined Stanford and Otis-Lennon.  You may choose any level to test your child, so please note the grade range for each test.  (If you are not sure which level to choose, most parents decide based upon which level math their child is currently doing.)  You may choose additional assessments from Page 10-11.  These will be sent directly to you and there are no tester requirements.

Step 4:  Skip to page 12 and enter the total for the tests you are ordering on line B,C, F, G and I. Calculate the sales tax for SUPPORT MATERIALS ONLY at 9.25%. No tax is required for ordering the tests. At the bottom, indicate method of payment and write your check to BJU Press Testing & Evaluation, or fill out the credit card info.  You must make this payable to BJU so that you will receive your child’s test score, not the coordinators.

Step 5:  Write an additional check for supplies:  BCHE members = $8 per child for return shipping, facility and snack fees.  Nonmembers = $14 per child.  Make this check payable to BCHE.

Step 6:  Mail your completed form AND payments to Dawn Bixler, 1377 Balsam Court, Cleveland, TN 37312.  We have to send the whole order in at the same time, so be sure to do this!!

Note: If you have been selected as a Test Administrator, you must pay the cost of the tests and supply cost in full and you will be reimbursed the cost of one test after testing is over.

YOU MUST HAVE YOUR MONEY TURNED IN TO DAWN BY MARCH 15, 2014.  Once the order has been placed, no late orders will be accepted.

http://www.bjupress.com/pdfs/testing/2014-order-form-homeschool.pdf

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Testing and Grade Placement

For those beginning to homeschool in high school, you may be concerned that your child is not at his/her appropriate grade level. You should note that in homeschooling, generally we are less concerned with grade level and more focused on the child's comprehension and mastery of the subject. However, we realize that the parent needs to know what grade level curriculum to use. Use your judgement when having your children take a placement test; it may not be that your child does not know the subject matter, it may be that your child has not been exposed to that certain area of knowledge just yet as the scope and sequence can vary. (i.e. diagramming sentences)

Below is a list of placement tests, or websites where you can find placement tests. Many are free, but many are also geared toward a specific curriculum. Still, you can get a good idea of your child's level of competence in Math and Language Arts. If your child is in 8th grade or above, consider registering them for the ACTs, PSATs, or other standardized nationwide tests.

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Saxon Curriculum placement test for Middle Grades (all have answers included)

http://saxonhomeschool.hmhco.com/HA/correlations/pdf/s/SHS_PLT_middlegrades.pdf

Saxon Placement for Algebra 1

http://saxonhomeschool.hmhco.com/HA/correlations/pdf/h/hs_a1_placement.pdf

Saxon Placement for Algebra 2

http://saxonhomeschool.hmhco.com/HA/correlations/pdf/h/hs_a2_placement.pdf

Saxon Placement for Upper Grades Mathematics

http://saxonhomeschool.hmhco.com/HA/correlations/pdf/h/hs_upper_placement.pdf

www.TeachingTextbooks.com also has math placement tests that are printable and free and have answers

Free online placement tests by Learning By Grace in language arts and mathematics. (Grades K-12) Note: You'll have to register for a free account to access the tests

http://www.thecambridgeacademy.org/placement.php

Excellence in Spelling Placement Test

http://www.excellenceinwriting.com/spellplacetest

Alpha Omega Placement Tests

http://www.aophomeschooling.com/diagnostic-tests

These tests are geared toward the use of their curriculum; they offer Horizons, Switched on Schoolhouse, LifePac and Monarch. A very highly reviewed company by many homeschoolers.

Www.avko.org

A resource for language arts and spelling testing, as well as curriculum

The Davidson Institute for Profoundly Gifted Students

http://www.davidsongifted.org/default.aspx

 

Other Educational Resources/Teaching Help

Sylvan Learning Center 423-614-4447

201 Keith St SW #56, Cleveland, TN

Reach Adult Education Center 

1450 Strawberry Lane-Annex, Cleveland, TN (423) 473-8473

http://aeonline.cls.utk.edu/abe/bradley

Types of Programs Offered

  • GED Preparation

  • Pre-GED Testing

  • ESOL - English for Speakers of Other Languages

  • Distance Learning

Must be 17 years of age or older and not currently enrolled in a school.

  • If 17 years of age, you must have an Eligibility for Adult Education form signed by the Director of Schools of the last school district attended, an official withdrawal form from the last school attended showing a withdrawal code of 00, and a picture I.D.

  • If 18 years of age or older, you must have a picture I.D.

  • Once you have secured the required documentation, simply call (423) 473-8473 for a registration packet or come by our office.

Hilger Higher Learning

We provide supplemental education, along with many social activities, for homeschool students in the greater Chattanooga area, through a variety of classes based on a Biblical worldview. Our classes are designed to enhance and help the home education process, while you and your child still have the freedom and flexibility home education provides; we are merely a support to what you are doing in the home.

 First Alliance Church, 1906 Hickory Valley Road, Chattanooga, TN 37421
Mailing address: 

 Hilger Higher Learning, 1121 Mountain Terrace, Lookout Mountain, GA 30750
Contact us by calling 706-956-8344 

 

Mathnasium of Chattanooga 

1919 Gunbarrel Rd #153, Chattanooga, TN

(423) 899-2011 ‎ · mathnasium.com

 

 LearningRx - Chattanooga East 

2040 Hamilton Pl Blvd, Chattanooga, TN

Shoppes At Hamilton Place

(423) 305-1599 ‎ · learningrx.com

 

Kumon Math & Reading Center 

6231 Perimeter Dr, Chattanooga, TN

(423) 485-5050 ‎ · kumon.com