Homeschool testing is done for three reasons: it is either to help a parent learn a child's progress, to prepare for the ACT or SAT or because it is required by the state where you live.
Some parents choose to give their kids tests in order to gauge their progress. Check with your local Homeschooling organizations. They often offer group test taking and discounts.
In addition, many umbrella schools and curriculum providers offer discounted state test taking as well even if you do not use their school.
Even if your child is not planning to head to college in the future, it may be beneficial to take these tests in case he or she has a change of heart.
It is usually a good idea to try one of the many test preparation books and programs available to help them prepare. You can find them at your local bookstore, library or online.
Preparing in advance for these tests may help your child score higher and have a better chance of getting into their school of choice or get a scholarship.
Requirements vary by state and are subject to change. To check the most recent laws by state, visit the HSLDA webite.
Important facts about state test requirements:
At this time, the following states require test taking:
If you live in these states, you will need to keep up-to-date on the testing requirements and how often your child needs to be tested.