The state law requires each homeschool to administer a nationally standardized achievement test, or other nationally standardized equivalent measure to all students. The state does not dictate which test must be given or who is to administer it. If your students are younger than seven, or older than sixteen and not desiring to drive, they are not required to be listed on the "Notice of Intent" form and, therefore, are not required to be tested.
Many local support groups organize group testing for their members. If you are interested in group testing, contact your local support group leader. If you need help in finding the support group nearest you, contact the NCHE office. A good source of information for those who are organizing a group is the NCHE Homeschool Leader's Handbook.
Tests may also be ordered and administered individually.
Below are sources of some of the commonly used tests.
California Achievement Test
- Bayside School Services (800)-723-3057
- Crosspointe Educational Services (919) 341-1552
- Southeast Educational Associates (276) 496-7771
- Thurber's Educational Assessments (919) 967-5282
Iowa Test of Basic Skills
- BJU Press, Testing Service (800) 845-5731
- Piedmont Education Services (336) 924-2494
Woodcock Johnson Psycho-educational Test
(Designed for individual testing and administrable to all grade levels)
- Source: Educational Consultants, Private Schools and Learning Centers. Check the phone book or contact your local support group leader or NCHE.
Additional resources for ordering tests: http://www.ncdnpe.org/hhh113.asp
PSAT, SAT, & ACT Homeschool Codes
- The PSAT code for NC is 99 34 99.
- The SAT code is 970 000.
- The ACT code for NC is 969-999.
Various Testing Services
ATC Educational Services
Web address: www.atced.com
Bayside School Services
P.O. Box 250
Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948
Telephone: (800) 723-3057
Bindrim Testing and Educational Services
820 Country Club Drive
Rocky Mount, NC 27804-0552
Telephone: (252) 451-0118
Bob Jones University Press
Greenville, SC 29614
Telephone: (800) 845-5731
Diane Allen & Associates Educational Services
804 Cricket Knoll Road
Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526
Telephone: (919) 552-4001
ED-CORE Educational Services
2610 New Walkertown Road
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
Telephone: (336) 723-3100
Hewitt Educational Resources
P.O. Box 9
Washougal, WA 98671
Telephone: (360) 835-8708
Southeast Education Associates
P.O. Box MM
Saltville, VA 24370
Telephone: (276) 496-7777
Thurber's Educational Assessments
Telephone: (919) 967-5282
Additional information about testing can be found at the DNPE FAQ: http://www.ncdnpe.org/FAQs/hhh114s.asp