Standardized Testing

  • 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 eligible 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 and address areas of strength and areas needing improvement to better serve our students.

  • The next testing session will be April 22nd-24th, 2020.
  • Stanford 10 by Grade Level


    Enlightium Academy requires your student to take the Stanford 10 Enlightium Academy recommends that your student take the Stanford 10. Note that many states require a standardized assessment; see “Regulations by State” below Enlightium Academy does not offer the Stanford 10 for your student
    Pre-k–2 *
    3rd Grade
    4th Grade
    5th Grade
    6th Grade
    7th Grade
    8th Grade
    9th Grade
    10th Grade
    11th Grade **
    12th Grade ***

    *Note that many states require a standardized assessment; see “Regulations by State” below. If your state requires a standardized assessment, speak with your local school district superintedent for an alternative
    **The Stanford 10 is not available through Enlightium Academy for students in 11th grade. Students in 11th grade should instead plan on taking the SAT and/or ACT. Test dates for both can be found here: SAT test dates/ACT test dates
    ***The Stanford 10 is not available through Enlightium Academy for students in 12th grade. Students in 12th grade should have previously taken the SAT and/or ACT. If not, test dates for both can be found here: SAT test dates/ACT test dates

    Requirements 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