Registration for 2022 ITBS is now open.
Test Dates: May 16-18 2022
Test Times: 9:00-12:00
Test Location: Oconee Heights Baptist Church
4180 Jefferson Rd. Athens, GA
Grades included: 3rd - 12th grade
Open to all homeschoolers in the Athens area
Registration for 2022 test is open
Compass will be offering the ITBS (Iowa Test of Basic Standards) for grades 3-8 and the ITED (Iowa Test of Educational Development) for grades 9-12 this year. These are well-respected nationally-standardized tests that will meet the requirements for GA law as well as provide parents with an accurate assessment of their children's skills.
The tests measure educational achievement in a variety of subject areas, including language skills (vocabulary, reading, word analysis, spelling), math, social studies, and science. This can be a good gauge of how your child is doing in certain areas compared to other students throughout the country or compared to his/her own results from previous years. Or, you may choose to never open the results if you only want to do the test to be in compliance with the law. The great thing about homeschooling is that parents have the freedom to choose!
While the law requires that homeschooled children take a standardized test every three years, parents are welcome to test more frequently if they choose.
Information About the ITBS at Compass
The ITBS and ITED at Compass are administered by qualified and experienced teachers with other adults onsite to provide assistance as needed.
The testing space is kept quiet to allow the students to do their best on the test. During the course of the testing, opportunities to take breaks for snacks and going outside are provided to help keep the students fresh and focused.
You will need to complete a form for each student. However, you can submit payment for all students in one transaction. Test results will be mailed directly to the parents with links and contact information provided if parents want help interpreting the test scores.
You will need to use the form below to register for the ITBS at Compass and then submit payment (Paypal or check/cash at Compass)
2022 Testing & COVID Precautions
The 3rd-8th grade testing will take place on May 16, 17, & 18 from approximately 9:00-12:00 each day.
The 9th-12th grade testing will take place on May 16-17 from approximately 9:00-12:00 each day.
Tables will be spaced in the classrooms, and students will sit 2 students to a 6-ft table or 3 students to an 8-ft table. Unfortunately, we don't have enough tables or space for 1 child per table.
If you are not comfortable with your child sharing a table with 1 or 2 other students, we do have a few small tables that can be used for individual students. You just need to let us know in advance so we can be prepared.
Students who have COVID or any symptoms of COVID MUST stay home.
Students who have been exposed to a COVID-positive person in the two weeks prior to the test should stay home (or have a negative COVID test).
We will provide hand sanitizer and encourage all students to clean hands frequently.
Masks are welcome but not required.
We build in a few breaks during the day so the students have a chance to stretch their legs and get their wiggles out. Typically, we do 1-2 stretch breaks in the classroom and 1 longer break outdoors.
During indoor stretch breaks, students will have the opportunity to chat, go to the bathroom, and drink water (they should bring their own water bottle).
During the outdoor stretch break, we will take the students outside and let them run around. Again, they can go to the bathroom, chat, and drink water or have a snack.