Standardized achievement testing is one method of annual assessment that fulfills the assessment obligation under Maine homeschool law.
Standardized testing isn't the best way to measure progress for every child. However, research shows that most homeschooled students do very well with standardized testing. Testing not only evaluates how your child is progressing in various subjects, but also measures how effectively your teaching methods are working.
Use standardized test results to adjust your curriculum and teaching style, or to evaluate your child’s individual needs. If you find your child is not well suited to the testing experience, give yourself plenty of time to choose another method of annual assessment.
Any nationally normed standardized achievement test is acceptable. Below are some options.
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Seton Testing Services offers the Stanford 10 Online 2-day test with Lexile® for grades 3 – 12.
The Stanford 10 Online Achievement Test (SAT 10) is the ONLINE version of the Stanford 10, re-normed in 2018. This nationally normed, standardized achievement test is done online at your computer during a scheduled week you select at check-out up to 5 months in advance. The Stanford Online is an untimed, multiple-choice assessment that follows an easy-hard-easy question format where items are arranged to facilitate student engagement and test completion. No degree required. Seton is the Test Administrator.
Hewitt Learning offers the PASS test.