Bob Jones University Press: 1-800-845-5731
Iowa Test Of Basic Skills: $29.00 (They send it out to be scored.)
Administration Requirement: Four-yr. degree, full-time teacher or certified teacher.
Listening, word analysis, reading comprehension, language mechanics & usage, spelling, math, vocabulary, sources of information, social studies, & science.
Stanford Achievement Test: $29.00 (They send it out to be scored.)
Administration Requirement: Four-yr. BA degree, previous test administration experience, & pre-approval required by completing form. If testing own children, two or more non-relative students must take the test at the same time.
Metropolitan Math, Reading, or Language diagnostic tests also available.
Christian Liberty Academy: 1-847-2594444 C.L.A.S.S. Customer Service
California Achievement Test (Basic Skills: Reading, Language, Math): $20.00 (Grades 2 - 12)
Composition Evaluation Service: $14.95 (Grades 4 - 12)
Covenant Home Academy : 1-800-578-2421
Covenant Home Achievement Tests / C.H.A.T: $24.50 (Grades K - 12)
Patterned after the SAT national standards and grade levels. The subject matter of the tests is Math and English.
Sycamore Tree: 1-800-779-6750 (See copy.)
(SEE ATTACHED COPY OF CATALOG TESTING INFORMATION.)
Texas Assessment of Academic Skills: National Computer Systems, 1-800-252-9186. $1.00 ea.!!!
TAAS Test: http://www.tea.state.tx.us/student.assessment/release.htm Free !!!
Grades 3 - 8, Reading & Math (Grades 4 & 8 include Writing) Order Writing Evaluation Booklets.
End-of-Year Courses: Algebra I, Biology, U.S. History, English II
Thurber¹s Educational Assessments: 1-919-967-5782, http://thurbers.net/teatests.html
California Achievement Test (C.A.T./5)® (Complete Battery): $32.00
Reading, language, spelling, mathematics, science, and social studies. Depending on your choices the tests take about 2 to 5 hours and can be spread over several days.
6. Other Testing Information:
The College Board - CLEP: College Level Examination Program: www.collegeboard.org
P.O. Box 6600
Princeton, NJ 08541-6600
Call: (609) 771-7865
Fax: (609) 771-7088
$44/exam in 34 subject areas.
Homeschoolers who demonstrate mastery of a subject at the college level can:
-boost their credentials for college admission
-save time and tuition dollars
-skip an introductory course or satisfy a proficiency requirement
Recognized by over 2,900 colleges and universities. (Check first.)
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PSAT/NMSQT Office (Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test)
P.O. Box 6720
Princeton, NJ 08541-6720
Telephone (609) 771-7070 General Information
Note: Phone lines are busiest between 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time
³National Merit Scholarship Program²
In addition to serving as a useful warm-up to the SAT I, the PSAT is also used as the initial screening tool for the National Merit Scholarship Program administered by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC).
Unless you will graduate from high school a year early, only your junior year PSAT scores will be used. You must also be a US citizen or a permanent resident in the process of becoming a US citizen. Although taking the PSAT at one of the October administrations is the easiest way to qualify for the Merit Program, the NMSC does provide alternatives to students who miss these dates. Contact the NMSC at 1-847-866-5100 for more information.
Semifinalist who meet eligibility standards (students must submit an application, high school record, and SAT I scores among other requirements) will be among the 16,000? National Merit Finalists named in February 2000.
National Merit Scholars
In March and April 2000 the NMSC awards 7,600 scholarships to students based upon their abilities, skills, and accomplishments. The three types of scholarships awarded are National Merit $2,000 Scholarships (2,400), corporate-sponsored scholarships (1,200), and college-sponsored scholarships (4,000).
Some corporations offer a number of scholarships to eligible students (for example, the children of employees) that are not filled entirely by Finalists. These 1,500 scholarships are called Special Scholarships and are chosen from applicants from among the qualified pool that the company has designated.
You can find out more detailed information about the National Merit Program in the PSAT/NMSQT Student Bulletin available in your college counseling office.
The College Board maintains information on the PSAT/NMSQT at their website (www.collegeboard.org), or you can contact the NMSC directly:
National Merit Scholarship Corporation - Department of Educational Services
1560 Sherman Avenue, Suite 200
Evanston, IL 60201-4897
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7. PSAT, SAT I, SAT II, & ACT Test Prep Resources:
Random examples of what is available:
(Check online book stores, book stores, and libraries, etc.)
The Very Best Coaching & Study Course for the ACT Assessment with Software (TESTware)
The Unofficial Guide to the Sat : 2000
by Karl Weber
Barron's Sat I How to Prepare for the Sat I (Barron's How to Prepare for Sat I, Ed 20)
by Sharon Weiner Green, Ira K. Wolf
Cracking the Act : 2000-2001 (Cracking the Act) Book or CD-ROM
by Geoff Martz, Kim Magloire, Theodore Silver
Arco Master the Sat and Psat : 2000 (Sat and Psat (Arco), 2000)
by Phil Pine (Introduction)