Email of the Day:
To Whom It May Concern,
I am homeschooling my kidlet, and was looking at your website to determine where to get a standardized test.
The first website you offer is Affordable Homeschool Testing Services, they do online testing of NWEA MAP and MPG. When I look at the Washington State Board of Education, they do no have these tests listed on their approved standardized test list.
If I have my child take this test will it count as an approved standardized test that will count for legal purposes for my records as a Homeschooler?
Also what is the deadline, or is there one, for when he needs to take the test by?
Thank you for your time,
The list on the SBE is a list of samples and is not exhaustive. They approve any standardized achievement test that has been reviewed by Buros: http://buros.unl.edu/ They also approve any standardized achievement test that they’ve used in WA public schools, regardless of if Buros has reviewed it or not.
You should test somewhere between 15 September last year and 14 September this year (the day before our new “school year” begins). When you do this is up to you.
Keep in mind: the test/assessment is not a goal or a bar to reach. It exists solely for you to have an external metric by which to measure your kidlet’s progress against other children h** age. It goes into your files, and it’s only ever seen by someone else if you transfer to a public school (at which point, they may ask for it, but they seldom do).
~Jen Garrison Stuber, WHO Board Advocacy Chair