Evaluations & Testing

Standardized Testing

Enlightium Academy recommends regular testing and requires that students take the Stanford 10 in grades 4, 6, 8, and 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.

The next testing session will be: April 22nd-24th, 2020.

We encourage that all eligible Enlightium students 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 Enlightium. The results will help our administration identify and address areas of strength and areas needing improvement to better serve our students. Please note, many states require students living in their state to take a standardized test annually. Check regulations by state to see what your state requires.

Stanford 10 Expectations by Grade Level
Grade Level Stanford 10 Requirements / Availability at Enlightium Academy
PreK–2 Enlightium Academy does not offer the Stanford 10 for primary students. Please note that many states require a standardized assessment. If yours does (see state requirements below), speak with your local school district superintedent for an alternative.
3rd Grade Recommended by Enlightium Academy
Review state requirements to ensure testing is not required annually in your state
4th Grade Required by Enlightium Academy
5th Grade Recommended by Enlightium Academy
Review state requirements to ensure testing is not required annually in your state
6th Grade Required by Enlightium Academy
7th Grade Recommended by Enlightium Academy
Review state requirements to ensure testing is not required annually in your state
8th Grade Required by Enlightium Academy
9th Grade Recommended by Enlightium Academy
Review state requirements to ensure testing is not required annually in your state
10th Grade Required by Enlightium Academy
11th Grade The Stanford 10 is not offered for students in 11th grade. Students in 11th grade should plan on taking the SAT and/or ACT. Test dates can be found here: SAT / ACT
12th Grade The Stanford 10 is not offered for students in 12th grade. Students in 12th grade should plan on taking the SAT and/or ACT. Test dates can be found here: SAT / ACT
Watch this video for a complete walkthrough of the testing 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 February 2019. 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. Superintendent approval may be required.

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