Iowa testing opportunity for Phoenix homeschoolers: What grade level do we use?

I want to test my students with the Iowa test in September.  My student is just starting fourth grade.  Do I use the third grade test or the fourth grade?  I don’t want her to be at a disadvantage for forgetting some things over the summer.

  • Your student should use the fourth grade test.  The scores are based on the time of year the tests are taken and the grade level that you indicate.  After August 15, the tests use the Fall Norms, which means it is assumed that all the testtakers are just beginning the new grade level.  You would list the grade as 4th grade 2 months (assuming you started in August.)  The scoring formula is “prorated” to account for the current status in the school year.

A September Iowa testing opportunity has been set up in North Phoenix. Junior High and Senior High students scoring in the 90th percentile or better on the composite score still can be eligible for Eta Sigma Alpha, the homeschool honor society.  Memberships are now open until January 31, 2012, and qualifying students need to submit their test scores to join, and need to have been tested in a group setting.

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