IOWA TESTING 2020
Registration Opens January 2020
Below is tentative information for IOWA Testing 2020.
Please note that this information is subject to change.
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.
Register early and save!
Avoid the $10 late fee for Spring testing by registering by February 28th
Avoid the $10 late fee for Summer testing by registering by May 2nd
Important: Students will need to attend both days of each session in order to complete the test
Spring Session I 3rd-8th Grade: March 31st and April 1st (9:00 am-12:30 pm) $50* per student
Spring Session II 3rd-8th grade: April 2nd and 3rd (9:00 am-12:30 pm) $50* per student
1st Grade: June 2nd and 3rd (1:30 pm - 4:00 pm) $60* per student with a minimum of three students
2nd Grade: ONLY available as individualized testing - while supplies lasts
Summer Session I 3rd-8th Grade: June 2nd and 3rd (9:00 am-12:30 pm) $50* per student
Summer Session II 3rd-8th grade: June 4th and 5th (9:00 am-12:30 pm) $50* per student
High School: June 4th and 5th (2:00 pm - 5:00 pm) $55* per student
*Arizona Minimum Wage and Paid Time Off Initiative (Prop 206) Surcharge
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. Thank you for your understanding.
Individualized Testing Available January- May
We offer Individualized Testing with or without accommodations for up to 8 hours at the cost of $155.00 per student.
If additional time is needed, up to 2 additional hours can be purchased for $25 per hour.
We aim to complete testing with accommodations over a two day period with up to four hours per day (including breaks.)
Testing must take place by the end of March if you wish to receive results with Spring Testing, and by May 29th in order to receive results with Summer Testing. In the registration form you will be able to select your preferred testing dates.
For more information or questions, contact us at 602-277-3497.
Arrive early: Please plan on arriving at least 15 minutes before your test is scheduled and allow extra driving time in case of unexpected traffic.
Students arriving late will have to wait until the next section 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 office. 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.
Calculators or electronics such as cell phones, Kindles, or smart watches are not allowed in the testing room.
Students are allowed to take into the testing room a book to read in between testing sections. Snacks, backpacks and other belongings will not be allowed in the testing room. Students will be instructed to leave all items except water and their book, just outside the entrance to the testing room where students will easily access them during their breaks. Student belongings will not be supervised by CHSRC staff members. As cell phones are not allowed in the testing room, please have your student leave cell phones or any valuables with you. CHSRC is not responsible for any lost property. Please DO NOT bring glass containers.
Students driving themselves must keep their phones OFF in their purses or bags or check them in with their proctor. Students will not be allowed to use their phones during breaks.
Students 3rd grade and up will be "bubbling" their own personal information. Especially for younger kids, please make sure your students know their birthday including year and correct spelling of their first and last names. It is imperative students bubble their personal information and answers 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.
Students driving themselves may leave their phone with our office staff BEFORE entering the testing room if they do not want to leave their phone in the car or in the unsupervised foyer area. Students will not be allowed to use their phones during breaks.
Students will be allowed into the testing area a few minutes before testing time. The proctor will notify the students when it's time to enter the testing room. Until that time students are encouraged to relax, use the restrooms and enjoy the fresh air in our lawn area just outside of the testing room.
We encourage students to get a good night's rest, pack a healthy snack, bring a water bottle and if they wish, a book to read during downtime. Please note, no electronics - including e-books will be allowed in the testing room.
We encourage letting 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. We would like the students to be aware that they might encounter some tests questions that may be too difficult for them. We encourage you to let your students know 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, kids should be encouraged to persevere and not to give up too quickly.
What if your child is tested 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 and spelling; math, science and social studies.
Prepping for the Iowa Test? We have practice tests available which include sample questions for each section of the test and also allows the kids to become familiar with testing procedures such as bubbling and not writing in the actual testing booklet.
What can parents do during testing? During testing, you can either stay on site or there are many restaurants and stores nearby that you can visit during testing time.
Important: If you aren't staying on-site during testing, please return to CHSRC no later than 15 minutes BEFORE the test is scheduled to end knowing that waiting may be involved.
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, but 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 we test, that is why ending time varies from group to group. Please allot for these variances.
Book sale: During testing, we will be having a sale at our bookstore!
When will results be received? Results will be mailed to you within six weeks after the testing date.
Who sees the results? Results are kept strictly confidential. Riverside Testing scores the test and sends the results directly to CHSRC. We mail all testing results directly to the parents and no other entity.
Thank you for choosing Covenant as your testing provider.
If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact us.