SCAIHS Testing Policy
Standardized testing, when used properly, can be helpful in evaluating a student’s strengths and weaknesses. Low test scores may alert a parent to the possibility of a learning disability or may simply indicate the need for a curriculum change. Periodic testing beginning in the elementary years can acclimate the student to a more formal testing environment while providing helpful information for the parent to use as one form of assessment. This is viewed as a tool for parents to use. SCAIHS does not use these results to determine grades or grade placement.
At a minimum, SCAIHS students should be tested with a nationally normed standardized achievement test every other year beginning with grade 3 and continuing through grade 11.
Our Special Needs department is available to assist in securing accommodations for testing such as SAT, ACT, and PSAT.
2020 Group Testing – Registration Open!
SCAIHS provides an optional opportunity for homeschool students in grades 3-12 to be tested in a classroom setting. This can be helpful in preparing students for future formal test settings like those used for the SAT, ACT, and other college entrance exams.
Registration is now open and runs through February 20, 2020.
Type of Test: Iowa Assessments (Core Battery & Complete Battery*)
*The Core Battery, as administered by SCAIHS, includes reading, vocabulary, math (including math computation), and language skills (including spelling). The Complete Battery will additionally include social studies and science.
Test Dates & Location:
• Tuesday, April 14, 2020, and Wednesday, April 15, 2020
• Ben Lippen School (Monticello Rd. Columbia, SC)
• $60.00 – Core Battery
• $80.00 – Complete Battery