Standardized Testing

Stanford 10 Assessment

Enlightium Academy (EA) requires students in grades 4, 6, 8, and 10 to take the Stanford 10. The Stanford 10 is a set of standardized achievement tests used for assessing children’s skills in English, math, history, and science. Allowing students to take the Stanford 10 also allows EA to compare its students’ scores to the national average. We encourage all EA students to take this test, to attain an updated benchmark of overall academic performance at each student’s respective grade level. The test results will not affect his/her current grades at EA. The results will help EA administration identify areas of strength and areas needing improvement to better serve our students.

Many states require students living in their state to take a standardized test annually; please see “Regulations by State” below for a full list. To help families fulfill this requirement, the test is available to all students enrolled at EA in grades 3-11:

  • Grades Prek-2 do not take an assessment with Enlightium Academy
  • Grades 3-8 take the assessment in the fall
    • During the 2017-18 school year grade 3 will take the assessment in the spring
  • Grades 9-11 take the assessment in the spring
  • Grade 12 does not take an assessment with Enlightium Academy. Students need to take the SAT prior to college entrance. Click here for more information on the SAT.

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2017-2018 Testing

EA offers two standardized testing windows: one in the fall and one in the spring.

Spring Testing Period (April 25th-27th 2018)

The spring testing period is open for students in grades 9-11. Due to an issue during the fall 2017 testing period, the assessment will also be available to students in grade 3. The test is not available for students in grade 12. The testing dates for the 2017-2018 spring testing period are Wednesday, April 25th, Thursday, April 26th, and Friday, April 27th, 2018.

  • Grades 3, 9 and 11 - the testing is recommended, but not required. Please note that many states have standardized testing as a homeschooling requirement; please see “Regulations by State” below for a list of states that require standardized testing for homeschool students. These families are invited to take the Stanford 10. If you choose to take the test, please see “Steps to Register” below.
  • Grades 4-8 - the Stanford 10 is not available in the Spring Testing Period with Enlightium Academy. If your state requires a standardized assessment for the school year, please see the Stanford 10 Frequently Asked Question and Troubleshooting page.
  • Grade 10 - the testing is required. Please see “Steps to Register” below.
  • Grade 12 - the Stanford 10 is not available since students need to take the SAT prior to college entrance. Click here for more information on the SAT.

Steps to Register

  1. Please review and understand this page before registering. 
    1. Families who previously tested at EA should review the “Updates Since the Last Testing Period” section below.
  2. Ensure that a remote proctor (a parent, guardian, or a trusted adult friend or family member) will be present on the testing days.
    1. The testing times start at 9:00 am Pacific Time/12:00 pm Eastern Time and 12:30 pm Pacific Time/3:30 pm Eastern Time.
    2. Tests will run for 2-3 hours each day.
    3. The student will test once per day for all three testing days at the time slot chosen: 9:00 am Pacific Time OR 12:30 pm Pacific Time.
    4. The remote proctor will be with the student during testing to ensure that integrity standards are met. If a remote proctor will not be available, please visit this page.
  3. There is a $30 testing fee for Bronze, Silver, and Silver + families as noted on the “Stanford Achievement Test” row on the Product Comparison page. The fee will be paid while submitting the Stanford 10 Registration Form. The fee will be paid while submitting the Stanford 10 Registration Form.
  4. Submit the Stanford 10 Registration Form. Registration for the spring testing period ends on Sunday, April 8th.
  5. You will receive a confirmation email informing you that registration was successfully completed. This email will include important information such as a walkthrough for the days of testing, recommendations for the testing environment, and the parent’s next action steps.
  6. Run a system check and test the lockdown browser. The confirmation email will include the technical steps involved with taking the Stanford 10. Families are required to run and resolve these checks by Wednesday, April 18th. Families who do not test ahead of time and resolve any issues will likely miss one or more testing days and will not be able to make them up. Please contact bm.aguilar@enlightiumacademy.com if you have any technical questions.
  7. The Student Identity Verification and Technical Form will need to be submitted by Wednesday, April 18th. This form provides verification of a successful system check, as well as student information for student account creation and verification on test day.
  8. You will receive a follow-up email with additional information the week prior to testing (by Thursday, April 19th). This email will include what to expect on test day and other important information.

Important Notes

  • Each proctor will have approximately 30 students. For this reason, it is imperative that families call into the conference line 15 minutes prior to testing session to verify their identity. The number to call will be provided in the final email sent to families. If a family is experiencing technical issues the day of the test, they should call 866-488-4818 option 7, then option 2 as soon as possible to resolve it.
    • Families who do not call in by the test start time will not be able to take the test that day and will not be able to make it up. They can test on the other testing days for the assessments scheduled for those days.
    • Families who have technical issues that are not resolved by the test start time will not be able to take the test that day and will not be able to make it up. They can test on the other testing days for the assessments scheduled for those days.
  • One of the three testing days will not have any assignments due school-wide. This is to assist students who are taking the Stanford 10 to not fall behind.
  • No makeup day will be available for tests that are missed for any reason.
  • Students cannot use notes or speak with the remote proctor or other students during the tests. Students may speak with the EA proctor if they are experiencing technical issues but may not ask for assistance with the questions.
  • There are multiple tests scheduled for each day; students will be provided the opportunity for a 5-minute break between tests.
  • Any violations or outbursts during a test will result in immediate dismissal from the current test and future tests.
  • Wednesday, April 25th is a day when students will not be assigned work in Ignitia.
    • For students who are taking the assessments, this will help them to not fall behind in their regular coursework.
    • For students who are not taking the assessments, this day can be used to catch up or work ahead.

Updates Since the Last Testing Period

  • A Stanford 10 Frequently Asked Question and Troubleshooting page has been created.
  • EA Proctors will begin testing on time at the start of each testing period. Families who are late will not be able to take the test for that day and no makeup day will be available.
    • It is strongly recommended that families complete steps 6 and 7 at least a week in advance and call in at least 15 minutes prior to the start time on the testing days.
  • Students may have a simple calculator available to them in case the online calculator does not load. The student should use the software’s calculator if it is working, and may use a physical calculator if it is not. Students may not use a smartphone’s calculator or any device that can connect to the Internet.
  • Families with two or more students who are testing have two options:
    • The students may test simultaneously (starting at either 9 am PT or 12:30 pm), although the remote proctor needs to have a computer and a phone available for each student. There does not need to be more than one remote proctor, provided that he or she can monitor all students testing.
    • The students may test during different windows (one at 9 am PT and the other at 12:30 pm). This is ideal if only one computer and/or phone is available.

Additional Information

This information is also emailed to each family who registers.

The Day of the Test

  1. 30 minutes prior to testing, you will receive an email with the phone number to call, a meeting ID and an access code.
    1. You will need to call this number 15 minutes before the scheduled testing window to join the conference call with the EA proctor, where attendance of the student and guardian will be taken and the session ID for the tests will be provided. The student and remote proctor (a parent, guardian, or a trusted friend or family member) will need to stay on the call for the duration of the assessment. If the call is dropped, the student’s progress will be paused and the student will not be able to continue the test until re-entering into the conference line.
    2. Upon receiving the phone numbers, meeting ID, and access code, please write down the numbers on paper so they can be accessed during the test if the call is disconnected.
  2. Do not open the Pearson browser until instructed by the teacher.
  3. The remote proctor will need to be present prior to the student being approved to enter into the exam, and will need to be present for the entire duration of the testing (approximately 2 hours per day). Each remote proctor will be asked to state his or her name at the beginning of the conference call, before the testing window starts; this is to ensure a remote proctor is present. Remote proctors may also be called upon during the test for any reason, such as if the student is not progressing at a pace that indicates the student is actively working at the computer.
    1. Students will be progressing as a group, thus not allowing anyone to move on to the next subject test until all students have completed the previous subject test. Students are encouraged to have reading material while waiting for other students if needed. EA Proctors can make an exception to provide more time for anyone listed with a learning disability, if most of the class is ready to move onto the next subject test.
  4. The student will log in using his/her birthday or Ignitia username, as well as his/her name. If the student is unable to log in the day of the test, the remote proctor should NOT state the student's name on the conference line; rather, the remote proctor should state the primary parent's name that was listed on the enrollment form, so the teacher can look up the student and provide the birthday.

Please e-mail m.brooks@enlightiumacademy.com if you have any questions about the Stanford 10 process.

Regulations by State

Families are encouraged to remain aware of their state’s homeschooling requirements. According to propublica.org, the states listed below have assessment regulations for homeschooling students as of September 2017. Students living in these states, as well as all other interested EA students, are invited to take the Stanford 10 at Enlightium Academy each year.

  • Colorado - Periodic assessment or evaluation
  • District of Columbia - Evaluation only upon request
  • Florida - Annual assessment or evaluation
  • Georgia - Periodic assessment with no ramifications
  • Hawaii - Periodic assessment or evaluation
  • Louisiana - Annual assessment or evaluation
  • Maine - Annual assessment or evaluation with no ramifications
  • Maryland - Periodic evaluation
  • Massachusetts - Varies by district
  • Minnesota - Annual assessment with no ramifications
  • New Hampshire - Annual assessment or evaluation with no ramifications
  • New York - Annual assessment or evaluation
  • North Carolina - Annual assessment or evaluation with no ramifications
  • North Dakota - Periodic assessment or evaluation. Allows for philosophical, moral or religious exemption if the parent meets certain educational qualifications
  • Ohio - Annual assessment or evaluation
  • Oregon - Periodic assessment with no ramifications. Parents are not required to submit scores to the district unless they are requested
  • Pennsylvania - Annual evaluation and periodic testing
  • South Carolina - Annual assessment
  • South Dakota - Periodic assessment
  • Tennessee - Periodic assessment
  • Vermont - Annual assessment or evaluation
  • Virginia - Annual assessment or evaluation. Allows for philosophical, moral or religious exemption if the parent meets certain educational qualifications
  • Washington - Annual assessment or evaluation with no ramifications

If You Have Any Questions...

If you have problems filling out the Stanford 10 Registration Form, contact Michael Brooks at m.brooks@enlightiumacademy.com.

If you are experiencing technical issues, contact Bryan Aguilar at bm.aguilar@enlightiumacademy.com.

Please review the Stanford 10 FAQ and Troubleshooting page.

If you have any other questions, click here.