Iowa Basic Standardized Testing in May, 2018 (TBConfirmed)

If interested – please contact the instructor, Laurie Reitinger by Friday, April 13.  

Focus: Standardized Testing

Tester-Proctor: Laurie Reitinger

Course length: A Monday and Tuesday Morning/Afternoon in May (student does not test more than once per year)

Type of course: Standardized testing with comparison to national levels for student’s grade/level.

Administered for Grade 3 – 8 (or struggling 9) in two sittings (Elementary Level), or grades 9-12 (High School Level) on one sitting.

When: a Monday and Tuesday 8:30am to 12:45pm and 1:00pm – 5pm in May, 2018

Class Fee payable to Laurie Reitinger: $50 for for 5 or more students in the same level (Elementary Level is one level or High School level is one level), $70 for 4 students at the same level, $90 for 3 students at the same level, $100 for 2 students at the same level (this fee discounted for one parent who assists in proctoring – no additional siblings allowed)

Materials Fee:  $29 registration of student and purchase of test material through BJU with our test number for HEART to be done by parent – materials will be sent to proctor – instructions for sign-up will be given to parent.

Questions: contact Laurie Reitinger l.reitinger@yahoo. com

 Course Description: Ever wondering how you are doing homeschooling? I mean besides the Heart – connecting to your child.  Ever wonder how he measures up by the world’s standards in academics and if you are teaching what you should?  The Iowa Basic Testing allows you to get an evaluation of what your child is learning, and if you are covering what you should in your homeschooling.  It will highlight areas you may need to work on.  The testing environment with other students will also begin to prepare him for future testing for college entrance exams (SAT and ACT and SAT subject matter tests), learning how to take tests in testing environment.

 Iowa Basic Standardized testing tests skills in Reading, Language, Math, Math Computation, Social Studies, and Sciences.  You as the parent will be instructed to register your student at Bob Jones University testing website and will receive our testing number to order the tests.  I will go over the details in a parent meeting prior to ordering the tests.  The tests will then come to me as the tester-proctor.   Details for test times will be worked out after all signups are complete – but it may look something like this:  High School Level tests from 8:30am to 12:45pm (with breaks) on Monday morning.  Elementary grades test from 1:15 pm – 4:30pm (with breaks) Monday afternoon, and again from 8:30am to 12pm (with breaks) Tuesday morning.  There may be additional tests for 9th graders Tuesday afternoon.

 You as the parent will be the one receiving the test results.  They will not come to me.  But I will have a parent meeting after the test to help go over what the tests mean.

 Results include:

  • Norm-referenced scores: Standard Score, Grade Equivalent, Stanine, and National Percentile Rank
  • Graphed achievement percentiles
  • Content cluster skills evaluations
  • Skills performance ratings
  • Score interpretation brochure

Attendance: Finalized tests time are strict.  Late arrivals will miss the portion of the test that is being conducted and will be admitted to the testing room during a break between sections.  Results will show no test for that section.

Deadlines: Deadline for sign-up for May test is 3-4 weeks prior to testing with instructor

 Contacting the Tester-Mentor

The best way to contact Mrs. Reitinger is via email l.reitinger@yahoo.com

The next best way to contact her is through telephone, 408-705-6048

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