In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths. Proverbs 3:6
A vibrant and growing homeschool group in Athens, GA
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.
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.
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.
Students in grades 8 and
up who score in the 90th percentile and above are eligible for
admittance in Alpha Mu - a local chapter of Eta Sigma Alpha, the Homeschool National Honor's Society. In order to qualify, students must be tested by someone other than their parent.
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.
Test Dates: May 13-15, 2019 Test Times: 8:45 -12:30 Test Location: Oconee Heights Baptist Church 4180 Jefferson Rd. Athens, GA Grades included: 3rd - 12th grade Open to all homeschoolers in the Athens area Cost: $65/student
Use the form below to register for the ITBS at Compass.
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Get your Number 2 pencils sharpened! Compass will be offering the ITBS in the Spring.
According to Georgia Law for homeschoolers, students shall take an appropriate
nationally-standardized test. The student must be evaluated at least every three
years beginning at the end of the third grade.*
The law requires that parents keep the records of the test, but the results are for the parents' benefit in assessing their children and do not need to be turned in to the state.*
*This information is a summary of the Georgia law for homeschoolers as it relates to standardized testing and is not meant to be legal counsel. Please refer to the laws themselves if you have questions.