IOWA TESTING 2021

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The Iowa Test helps parents by providing a comprehensive assessment of student progress in major content areas. CHSRC offers this test twice each year to homeschooling families which gives students group test-taking practice in a homeschool friendly environment.

Please read Assumption of the Risk and Waiver of Liability Relating to Covid-19 and Participation in CHSRC Classes and Events form.

Students need to attend BOTH DAYS, of the chosen session, in order to complete the test.

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  • CLOSED 1st Grade, Summer Session 1 : June 1st and 2nd (1:30 pm - 4:00 pm) $60* per student.

  • 2nd Grade: NOT AVAILABLE

  • FULL 3rd-8th Grades, Summer Session 1: June 1st and 2nd (9:00 am-12:30 pm) $50* per student  

  • CLOSED 3rd-8th Grades, Summer Session 2 :  June 3rd and 4th (9:00 am-12:30 pm)  $50* per student.  ​

 

  • CLOSED 9th-12th Grades June 3rd and 4th  (2:00 pm - 4:30 pm)  $55* per student 

  • CLOSED Individualized Testing: January-May (1st grade, 3rd-12th grades)

*Additional fees:

Unfortunately, CHSRC is forced to charge a small fee, $3 per registration, to cover some of our additional costs due to the passage of Prop 206 (Arizona Minimum Wage and Paid Time Off). $10 late fee will apply to Spring testing registrations after February 23rd and Summer testing registrations after May 1st. Credit card processing fees also apply. Thank you for your understanding.

Individualized Testing Available January-May

Is individualized testing with accommodations available?


  • Yes. We offer both with and without accommodations.
  • Individualized testing with accommodations is completed over a two day period with up to four hours per day (including breaks.)




What is the price for individualized testing?


  • $155.00* per student (up to 8 hours)
  • Two additional hours may be purchased, if needed, for a fee of $25 per hour.
*Additional fees: Unfortunately, CHSRC is forced to charge a small fee, $3 per registration, to cover some of our additional costs due to the passage of Prop 206 (Arizona Minimum Wage and Paid Time Off). Credit card processing fees apply. Thank you for understanding.




How do I select my testing dates?


You will select two options for preferred testing dates in the registration form.

  • Testing must be completed by March 19th to receive results with the Spring testing group .
  • Testing must be completed by May 28th to receive results with Summer testing group.





Things to Know About Testing at CHSRC

When do I need to arrive at the testing location?


Please plan to arrive 15 minutes before your test is scheduled and allow for extra driving time in case of unexpected traffic.




What happens if I arrive late?


Students arriving late will have to wait until the next section of the test starts and will not be able to make up the section missed. If late, DO NOT enter the testing room as it will disturb testers and the proctor will send you to the offfice. Please come directly to the office and our testing coordinator will let you know when your student will be allowed to enter the testing room.




What can my student take into the testing room?


  • one book to read in between testing sections.
  • non glass water bottle.
  • two No. 2 pencils with erasers.




What is NOT allowed in the testing room?


  • Snacks, backpacks and other belongings.
  • Calculators or electronics such as cell phones, Kindles, or smart watches.
  • Students will be instructed to leave all items just outside the entrance to the testing room where they will easily access them during their breaks.
  • Students belingings will NOT be supervised by CHSRC staff members.
  • It is suggested to leave cell phones, or any valuables, at home.
  • CHSRC is NOT responsible for any lost property.
  • Please DO NOT bring glass containers.




What does my student do with his/her phone?


  • It is suggested to leave cell phones and valuables, at home.
  • All phones must be turned OFF.
  • Phones may be stored inside their purse/bag (in the unsupervised bag area just outside the testing room.)
  • Phones may be checked in with the proctor or office staff BEFORE entering the testing room.
  • Phones may be left in their car.
  • Students will not be allowed to use their phones during breaks.
  • CHSRC is NOT responsible for any lost property.




What personal information does my student need to know?


  • Birthday, including year.
  • Correct spelling of their first and last names.
  • It is imperative students bubble their personal information correctly. If this is your child's first time testing, you can purchase a practice test, which not only gives the students an idea of what type of questions to expect, it also includes bubbling practice. You can also find bubbling practice sheets online such as the ones found here.




What to expect prior to entering the testing room.


  • Students are encouraged to relax, use the restrooms, and enjoy the fresh air on the lawn, just outside of the testing building.
  • Students will be allowed into the testing room a few minutes before testing time.
  • The proctor will notify the students when it's time to enter the testing room.




We encourage students to:


  • Get a good night's rest the night before the test.
  • Eat a healthy meal.
  • Pack a healthy snack.
  • Bring a water bottle.
  • Bring a book to read during downtime.
  • Please note: no electronics - including e-books will be allowed in the testing room.




We encourage parents to:


  • Let your child know the reason he or she is being tested.
  • The two main reasons many parents use our testing services are simply as "test taking" practice or as a guide to help parents assess how the school work is going.
  • It is important to let your student know that there is no reason to feel anxious about testing.
  • The IOWA Test is NOT a pass/fail test.
  • Explain that they might encounter some test questions that may be too difficult for them.
  • Explain that they are not expected to know the answers to ALL the questions; in fact, it is OK to skip some questions and it is perfectly acceptable to make thoughtful guesses.
  • Even if they may encounter challenging questions, students should be encouraged to persevere and not to give up too quickly.




What if your child is tested on information he doesn't know?


Parents should be aware that the test content is sensitive to instruction and that low scores obtained on occasion are not necessarily a sign that low achievement and low scores should not be expected in the years to come.




What subjects are covered in the IOWA test?


Reading, grammar, vocabulary, spelling, math, science, and social studies.




How does my student prep for the IOWA test?


  • You may purchase practice tests that include sample questions for each section of the test.
  • Practice tests allow students to become familiar with testing procedures such as bubbling and NOT writing in the actual testing booklet.




What can parents do during testing?


Parents may either stay on site or visit one of the many restaurants and stores nearby. Important: If you are not staying on-site during testing, please return to CHSRC no later than 15 minutes BEFORE the test is scheduled to end.




When will the test sessions end?


  • There are many variables that make end time different for each group we test.
  • Groups with calmer children tend to end earlier; larger groups or groups with more active kids tend to need a little more downtime in between sections, etc.
  • We strictly follow the guidelines for the timing of testing sections, however, each testing group has its own needs that require discretion with the transition time in between testing sections and breaks.
  • We are very sensitive to the dynamics and the needs of the different student groups that we test, which, is why ending time varies from group to group.
  • Please allow for these variances.




When will I receive test results?


Results will be mailed to you within six weeks after the testing date.




Is there a SALE in the bookstore during the testing sessions?


YES! Please enjoy 20% off used books.




Who sees the results?


  • Results are kept strictly confidential.
  • Riverside Testing scores the test and sends the results directly to CHSRC.
  • CHSRC staff mails all testing results directly to the parents and no other entity.




Where is the testing location?


Summer testing will be conducted at our current location, 1117 East Devonshire Ave. Phoenix AZ 85014.