Can a homeschool mom test her own kids at home with IOWA or Stanford test?

At the end of the school year, many homeschool parents begin thinking about standardized tests for their students.  Since these are not required for Arizona homeschoolers, the choice to test is optional.  Often, families want the information as a benchmark, a measure of progress, or to quell the doubts of family members about the value of homeschooling.

The most common tests that homeschoolers take are the IOWA and the Stanford.  Both assess the students knowledge in the language arts array, math skills, science, social studies and reference materials such as maps, charts, dictionaries and encyclopedia use.  Other tests, such as college entrance or placement instruments, may be required with the college application.

For those who want a standardized assessment, a few options are available.

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