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Forgot to test in the spring?

Not a problem! Testing is available year-round, and the scores are prorated to keep the comparisons fair.

Is it okay to test in the fall?

Yes, autumn is actually a great time to look forward. You have invested in a good curriculum and set aside the time for educating your child. Wouldn't it be nice to know how best to direct your lesson plans? An achievement test is a great tool to use for identifying student strengths and weaknesses so that you can tailor your lessons accordingly. Here are just a few benefits autumn testing provides:

  • No competing distraction from "spring fever"
  • Time for lesson plans to be tailored according to student weaknesses identified in the test results
  • Faster return on test scores

How does measurement against fall score averages affect test results?

When your child enters a new grade, the score report shows his or her new grade level. This is really just a "cosmetic" change—a child finishing sixth grade is really the same as a student entering seventh. The difference is that the digit changes from 6 to 7. The child is scored fairly, in comparison to others who are also entering the same grade.

Do the scores show that a test was taken in the fall?

Yes, they do! Near the child's name and grade level, the date of testing will also be listed. When presenting the scores for reference, simply point out that the test was administered in the late summer/early autumn.

Can I still get spring-scoring comparisons instead?

Yes, you can request an adjustment (to use spring norms) for a fee of $25 per child.*

* Must be requested when tests are submitted for scoring

 Updated October 21, 2015.

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