Valid standardized testing

Posted by Jen Garrison Stuber

Email of the Day:
I was recently at a homeschool curriculum/books sale and saw a form advertising standardized testing coming up in our area soon.
On the form and on their website they state,
“The test is professionally administered in a group setting, as required for valid standardized testing.”

I am unaware of any specification in the law that says my child needs to take his test in a group setting. I have been using the online version of the CAT test for the last two years. Have I been testing my kidlet in a way that doesn’t comply with the law?

Answer:
There are some tests and testing companies that require a proctor with credentials. There are others that qualify individual homeschool parents to administer their tests in their own home. You do NOT have to test in a group setting unless you choose a test and setting that requires it.
~Jen GS