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Where to Take Standardized Tests (2016)

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 high school.  Most high schools 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 2016?

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

What Test:  Terra Nova Achievement Test

When is the testing:

  • Grades 1 – 9: Monday, April 4th through Friday, April 8th

Times:  approximately 9am to 12pm each day

Cost:  $50 per child

Forms due by:  Friday, March 14th, 2016!

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: Seven Mile Road Church, 525 Welsh Rd, Philadelphia, PA 19115 Classical Conversations’ Northeast Campus

What Test: Stanford 10 Achievement Test

When is the testing: Wednesday, May 1th & Thursday, May 12th

Times:  9am to 1:30pm

Cost: $50; $55 if you register after April 10th

Register by: April 17th

Contact: More information can be found on this site: https://www.classicalconversations.com/calendar/2016-05?event_state=All&tid=2365  (Click on the button that says “Philadelphia” on May 11th) 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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3.  Where: with Audrey Johnson (certified teacher) in Northwest Philadelphia.  She is willing to test students at her home or travel to your home for an additional fee.

What Test: CAT California Achievement Test

Times:  Please contact Audrey Johnson to set a time

Cost:  Fees vary based on testing location.  (But are comparable to those listed here.)

Website: http://audreybjohnson.webs.com/

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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4.  Where: Calvary Presbyterian Church, 405 Easton Road, Willow Grove, PA 19090

What Test: Stanford 10 Achievement Test

When is the testing: Monday, May 16th & Thursday, May 17th

Times:  9am to 1:30pm

Cost: $50; $55 if you register after April 17th

Register by: April 24th

Contact: More information can be found on this site: https://www.classicalconversations.com/calendar/2016-05?event_state=All&tid=2365  (Click on the button that says “Willow Grove” on May 16th) 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://www.askpauline.com/hs/homeschooltesting.html

Hope this information was helpful to you!  Please note that many of these options require you to sign up with them by sometime in March or April!

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 February 11, 2016

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