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Where to Take Standardized Tests? (2013)

It’s that time of year again!  Time to start signing up your kids for standardized tests.

Standardized Testing is required for all Pennsylvania homeschoolers in grades 3, 5, & 8.  Even though standardized testing is not required by law for grade 7, I would highly recommend that you sign your child up for testing if you are considering enrolling him/her in a magnet or private school for highschool.  Most highschools want to see 7th grade test scores.  Some magnet high schools want to see standardized test scores from 6th grade as well.

Of course, homeschoolers in Philadelphia always have the option to take PSSA’s at their local school, but for various reasons, many homeschool moms would prefer to send their children elsewhere.  You may be thinking “That’s us!  Where do Philadelphia homeschoolers go?”  Here’s a list of places I’ve compiled that may be an option for you:

WHERE TO TAKE STANDARDIZED TESTS in 2013?

1.  Where: Calvary Christian Academy, 13500 Philmont Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19116

What Test:  Stanford Achievement Test

When is the testing:  Monday, April 8th through Friday, April 12th 2013

Times:  approximately 9am to 12pm each day

Cost:  $50 per child

Forms due by:  Feb 15th, 2013.

Please contact:  Elementary school office ASAP  if interested.  215-969-1579 Ext 254 (An enrollment form will be mailed to you).

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2.  Where:  Westminster Theological Seminary,  2960 West Church Road, Glenside, PA

What Test: Iowa Basic Skills Test

When is the testing: Monday, March 25th AND Tuesday, March 26th

Times: 9am to 12:45pm

Cost: $50 per child

Contact Laura Goldman by: March 10th

Please contact:  Laura Goldman if interested with the following information: Your name, address, phone #, cell #, email address, student(s) name(s), grade(s).  Her email is laurag0099@yahoo.com .

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3.  Where: Proclamation Presbyterian Church, 278 S Bryn Mawr Avenue, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010

What Test: Stanford  10 Achievement Test

When is the testing: Monday April 29th & Tuesday, April 30th

Times:  8:30 am to 1:30 pm

Cost: $50 per child; $55 if you register after March 31st

Register by: April 7th

Contact:  More information can be found on this site: CC Testing,  including the contact person if you are interested. (You do not have to attend their co-op to take tests with them.)

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4.  Where: Audrey Johnson’s home in Northwest Philadelphia.

What Test: CAT California Achievement Test

Times:  Please contact Audrey Johnson to set a time

Cost:  $25 for each test; additional $25 fee paid to Audrey to proctor the test

Contact: Audrey Johnson if interested:  wisdomsway@hotmail.com.  She will have you order your test through this site: http://www.setontesting.com/.

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5.  Where: Immanuel Leidy’s Church, 266 W. Cherry Lane, Souderton, PA 18964

What Test: Stanford  10 Achievement Test

When is the testing: Thursday, March 22nd, & Friday, March 23rd

Times:  8:30 am to 1:30 pm

Cost: $50 per child; $55 if you register after February 24th

Register by: March 3rd

Contact:  More information can be found on this site: CC Testing,  including the contact person if you are interested. (You do not have to attend their co-op to take tests with them.)

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6.  You can also pay for your own test, but you will have to have someone else administer the test to your children.  For more information on Standardized Tests, Pennsylvania requirements, or where to purchase tests, please check out this website: http://home.comcast.net/~askpauline/hs/homeschooltesting.html.

Hope this information was helpful to you!  Please note that most of these options require you to sign up with them by MidFebruary to Early March!

This list is by no means exhaustive!  If your homeschool group allows homeschoolers to test with you, and you’d like to add it to this site, please email me at : gwen.silverliningpress@juno.com.  Thanks!

Posted by Gwen Fredette on Feb 4, 2013

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