Resources and Links
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If you want more information on testing from the design viewpoint, here are some authoritative resources to get you started. Warning: Many of these resources may be quite intimidating to the uninitiated. Be prepared for some serious study.
Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing, American Educational Research Association (AERA), et al(Washington, DC: AERA, 1999)- The generally-accepted definitive standard for test use and development. It is currently in its sixth revision.
Handbook of Test Development, Downing, Steven, and Thomas Haladyna, Ed, (Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc., 2006)- From the preface," A systematic and comprehensive source of information about developing tests of knowledge, skills, and ability."
How to Make Achievement Tests and Assessments, 5th Ed, Norman E. Gronlund,(Needham Heights, MA: Simon & Schuster, 1993)
Below are helpful web links to achievement tests, homeschool testing, and testing information in general. We do not necessarily endorse everything found on these sites, but we feel that they have helpful information.
Note: Many of these sites list us as a testing supplier, as well as some of our competitors (colleagues, if you prefer). That's okay, we encourage you to shop around. Compare the results you get (do they have samples?) and prices. Compare other factors, such as ease of ordering, user-friendliness, and flexibility. Compare the amount of testing information they provide. We can't meet everyone's criteria or needs, but we are confident that you will be happy working with us.
Homeschool Information By State, sorted by states we hear from most commonly
www.homeschoolingin[insert your state here].com/howto/testing.aspx Example:www.homeschoolinginohio.com/howto/testing.aspx A detailed, authoritative site with a lot of information and helpful links, as well as information by state.
North Carolinians for Home Education: http://nche.com/how_to/nc_homeschooling_law The largest North Carolina homeschool association. Sponsors an annual conference.
North Carolina Dept of Administration http://www.ncdnpe.org/hhh103.aspx Legal requirements for North Carolina homeschools.
Georgia Home Education Association http://www.ghea.org/pages/testing/law.php The largest Georgia homeschool association. Sponsors an annual conference.
Christian Home Educators of Colorado http://chec.org/chec/resources/testing/testing.php The largest Colorado homeschool association. Sponsors an annual conference.
Colorado Dept of Education http://www.cde.state.co.us/choice/homeschool_law.htm Legal requirements for Colorado homeschools.