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This will be PA Homeschoolers 26th year (and our last year) of offerring fall testing throughout the state (though we plan to continue to offer some fall testing in Western PA). We started our testing service in order help homeschoolers meet the testing requirements for 3rd, 5th and 8th grade testing in the PA Home Education Law. You may also want to test in other grades as well. We offer every grade level of testing from 3rd through 12th.

Fall tests are not harder since children take the test that is usually given at the end of the previous grade. If your child doesn't score well, you can work extra hard in the weak subject areas and your evaluator can point out your child's progress in that area in your end-of-year evaluation.

Fall 2013 Testing Schedule

When:        Where:
B. Oct. 14 -- New Castle
C. Oct. 20 -- Harrisburg - Gettysburg
D. Oct. 21 -- Lancaster County
E. Oct. 22 -- Lehigh Valley
F. Oct. 23 -- King of Prussia
G. Oct. 24 -- N. Montgomery (Harleysville)
H. Oct. 29 -- Altoona
I. Oct. 30 -- Allegheny - Washington Co.
J. Nov. 6 -- Latrobe
For Directions, Click on the Location

Schedule:

  • 9:00 Registration. (There will be plenty of tests for those who sign in at the door, cost $35 per student.)
  • 9:30--12:00 Reading, Language Arts, & Math. Third and Fourth graders will likely be done by 11:30. (Note: Calculators permitted, but not needed, for 5th grade & up)

    [Note: We will no longer be testing science and social studies in the afternoon.]

    Cost: only $30 per child if you preregister postmarked October 7 or posted on-line by October 12; $35 per child at the door. There is a $3.95 handling charge per family on all pre-orders.

  • Who  can  Participate: Any homeschooled children 3rd grade through 12th grade. You don't have to be a member of the support group who is providing the testing location.

    How to Register: Just send in the form below. You can register in our online store by clicking on "Enter Store" near the top of this page. You can also just show up at the test site, although the cost is $5 more ($35 instead of $30). We expect to have lots of extra room and lots of extra tests at every test site. Please try to show up at 9:00 (a half hour early) so that we have time to process your registration. You can find the directions to the test site by clicking on the location in the list above.

    How Can I Prepare My Child? If you wish to prepare your child you can order the Scoring High on the TerraNova CTBS test preparation materials. Level 2 is for 3rd grade in the fall, Level 4 is for 5th, Level 7 is for 8th.

    In our online store we have a limited number, and once we run out, we will not be restocking. (You can click on "Enter Store" near the top of this page and then "Testing Services" to see whether we have the books that you want in stock. The cost is $16.95 plus tax for student workbooks, $19.95 plus tax for used teachers' manuals, and $34.95 plus tax for new teacher's manuals.

    Once you get these workbooks, you will just need to work on Units 1 and 3, since we are not doing the Unit 2 “Basic Skills” subtests. You will definitely need the Teacher’s Guide if you use Level 2 since many of the questions are read aloud to younger students and do not appear in the student book.

    Out of Level Testing Option.If your child is either working above or below grade level, we allow out-of-level testing. Instead of putting his or her actual grade level under “GRADE” when you register, put the grade level of work that he or she is now beginning. Then at the door, ask us to norm the test for the child’s actual grade as well.



    Registration Form

    Use this form if you are mailing in your order. Or click on "Enter Store" at the top of this page to register in our online store.

    My children will be participating  When__________
    Where _______________________________________


    The following children will be tested:
      STUDENT'S NAME      GRADE  BIRTHDATE 
    1.
    2.
    3.
                                                                      COST
    Shipping and handling charge ($3.95)        $3.95
    Test registration ($30 per child)                  _______ 
                                                            Total  _______

    Parent's Name _______________________________

    Street  ______________________________________

    Town  _______________________ Zip ___________

    Email ___________ @ ________________________

    Phone  ( ___ )  ___ - ______


    Make checks payable to:
    PA Homeschoolers, 105 Richman LN, Kittanning PA 16201

    RETURN THIS PORTION OF THE FORM BY OCTOBER 7


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