Standardized testing from the comfort of home!
In Georgia, homeschooled families are required to test their homeschooled children at least every 3 years, beginning at the end of 3rd grade. Many families, however, find testing more frequently to be beneficial.
GHEA is pleased to partner with BJU Press Testing and Evaluation to offer the Iowa Assessments from home. Order your assessments using code C838BTQH and enjoy 10% off of your testing purchase!
When you test with GHEA & BJU Press, GHEA will receive a group report (based on ANONYMOUS student data), allowing us to showcase to legislators the success of home educated students.
How to participate: Participate in three steps!
Step One: Make a Testing Plan
Choose your dates and type of test.
- View the 2023 Online Testing Schedule
- View the Online Testing Order Instructions
- View the Paper/Pencil Testing Order Instructions
Step Two: Order Your Test
ORDER BY PHONE
- Call BJU directly at (800) 845-5731 to order your tests.
- Indicate when scheduling & ordering that you are testing with the GHEA
(Georgia Home Education Association) and save 10% off your testing purchase!
- Setup your account on BJU Homeschool’s Parent Portal using GHEA’s link.
- Make sure that you see GHEA’s ID number C838BTQH and save 10% off your testing purchase!
Step three: take the survey
Complete the survey before your student completes the assessment!
*To complete the survey, you’ll need your student’s ID number.
PROTECT HOMESCHOOL FREEDOM
Establishing a Georgia database of compiled scores lends credibility to the educational excellence of homeschool students. Because homeschooled students historically score very high, the larger the number of students tested, the more convincing our scores become to both legislators and the public.
Your participation is encouraged, not only for your own information, but to continue to safeguard our freedoms.
LEARN TEST-TAKING SUCCESS
Following directions, relaxing under pressure, pacing oneself, and completing work in an allotted time are all great skills that can be honed through taking tests.
Testing can be a valuable preparation for college entrance exams such as the ACT and SAT.
PROVIDE A BENCHMARK
Standardized tests indicate how your child compares academically to other children at his grade level.
While we do have the privilege of seeing our children learn on a day-to-day basis, it is beneficial to assess a child’s year-to-year development of learning.
WE PROTECT YOUR PRIVACY
The charts of test scores shown to Georgia legislators are combined scores of homeschool students statewide, never individual scores.