Are you wondering if this is a testing/assessment year for your homeschool?
If you filed a Notice of Intent (NOI) with a Colorado school district then you must test/assess students in odd grades:
- 3rd, 5th, 7th, 9th, or 11th grade
- Using one of the following options:
If you are enrolled in the CHEC IS then YES!
- Testing/assessment is required on school years ending in an odd year
- 2022-2023 / 2024-2025 / etc.
- Using one of the following options:
(If you are enrolled in an Independent/Umbrella School other than the CHEC Independent School. Then we encourage you to check with your school to find out their testing requirements.)
Have questions about testing? Take at look at our testing FAQ page
Christian Home Educators of Colorado is proud to partner with Seton Testing Services to provide nationally standardized ability and achievement tests at a 10% discount.
Fast — Friendly — Economical
With over 30+ years of providing exceptional testing and scoring services to the homeschool and private school community.
- Prompt and Friendly Customer Service – Helping individuals and groups every step of the way
- Easy Ordering – Either online or by phone
- Quick Results – Tests scored locally, results within 2 weeks
- Online Testing – Worldwide testing options
Testing at home is very popular, and with good reason. Parents appreciate the opportunity to test in the comfort of their own home and children often do better in a relaxed, familiar place. Seton Testing Services provides affordable, nationally standardized ability and achievement tests, practice tests, and test prep materials to meet your needs for grades k-12. Seton also offers diagnostic online reading & math tests and a cognitive abilities test.
Seton Step-by-Step instructions found here
Nationally normed, standardized achievement test. Available for grades K-12
Stanford 10 Online
Nationally normed, standardized achievement test. Available for grades 3-12
TerraNova 2/CAT 6
Nationally normed, standardized achievement test. Available for grades 1-12
Need help deciding which test to take? Check out this comparison guide from Seton.
Use coupon code CHEC2023 to get 10% OFF* the achievement tests.
(IOWA, Stanford 10 Online, or the TerraNova 2 tests)
(CHEC IS families log into your CHEC IS account for a 20% discount)
*CHEC discount does not apply to the CAT-E Survey.
Help Protect Homeschool Freedom by participating in a NEW Academic Achievement Study!
CHEC is partnering with Seton Testing Services and National Home Education Research Institute (NHERI) to participate in the 2023 Academic Achievement Study.
When you order a test through Seton AND respond to the 5-10 minute optional survey you will be included in the 2023 Academic Achievement Study!
Learn more about the NHERI Academic Achievement Study
Participation in the Academic Achievement Study for Homeschool Freedom is easy as 1—2—3!
Order your Test
- Create an account with Seton Testing Services
- Use coupon code CHEC2023 at checkout to get a 10% discount
(CHEC IS families: log into your CHEC IS account for a 20% discount!)
Take the Survey
- Take a quick survey, click here.
- Only one survey needed per family (up to 7 kids!)
- Use your 10-digit ID (received with test purchase)
- You must take the survey BEFORE testing
Take the Test
- Testing dates begin March 1st and must be submitted by August 31st.
- See Seton Testing Services FAQ
- Test results are posted electronically to your account within 10 days
Thank you for participating in this critical research that will help to defend homeschool freedom for generations to come!
There are many benefits of having your child take a standardized test through Christian Home Educators of Colorado and Seton Testing Services.
1. PROTECT HOMESCHOOL FREEDOM
Establishing a Colorado database of compiled scores lends credibility to the educational excellence of homeschool students. Because homeschooled students historically score very high, the larger the number of students tested, the more convincing our scores become to both legislators and the public. Your participation is encouraged, not only for your own information, but to continue to safeguard our freedoms.
2. LEARN TEST-TAKING SUCCESS
Following directions, relaxing under pressure, pacing oneself, and completing work in an allotted time are all great skills that can be honed through taking tests. Testing can be a valuable preparation for college entrance exams such as the ACT and SAT.
3. PROVIDE A BENCHMARK
Standardized tests indicate how your child compares academically to other children at his grade level. While we do have the privilege of seeing our children learn on a day-to-day basis, it is beneficial to assess a child’s year-to-year development of learning.
4. WE PROTECT YOUR PRIVACY
The charts of test scores shown to Colorado legislators are combined scores of homeschool students statewide, never individual scores.