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 and address 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.

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Testing Period (April 24th–26th, 2019)

The testing period is open for students in grades 3–11. The test is not available for students in grade 12. The testing dates for the 2018–19 school year are Wednesday, April 24th, Thursday, April 25th, and Friday, April 26th, 2019. 

  • Grades Prek–2 - the Stanford 10 assessment is not available through Enlightium Academy
  • Grades 3, 5, 7, 9, and 11 - the testing is recommended, but not required. Please note that many states have standardized testing as a requirement for alternative school students; please see “Regulations by State” below for a list of states that require standardized testing for alternative school students. These families are invited to take the Stanford 10. If you choose to take the test, please see “Steps to Register” below.
  • Grade 4, 6, 8, and 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.

Standardized Testing Checklist

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.
  3. There is a $30 testing fee for Bronze, Silver, and Silver Premium 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.
  4. Submit the Stanford 10 Registration Form; this form will be available starting in February of 2019. 
  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. 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; the form will be available starting in February of 2019. 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. This email will include what to expect on test day and other important information. Families should also review the Stanford 10 Frequently Asked Question and Troubleshooting page to proactively avoid any issues.

Important Notes

  • Each EA proctor will have approximately 30 students. For this reason, it is imperative that families call into the conference line 15 minutes prior to testing to verify their identity. EA Proctors will begin testing on time at the start of each testing period. 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.
  • During one of the three testing days, Wednesday, April 24th, students will not have any assignments due to testing. This is to assist students who are taking the Stanford 10 to not fall behind. Other students may use this time to catch up.
  • 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 10-minute break between tests.
  • Any violations or outbursts during a test will result in immediate dismissal from the current test and future tests.
  • 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/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.

Updates Since the Last Testing Period

  • In previous years, select grades tested in the fall and select grades tested in the spring. Starting in the 2018–19 school year, all eligible students will test in the spring.

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Additional Information

This information is also emailed to each family who registers.

  • Running a System Check and Downloading the Pearson Browser - This covers the technical requirements for the Stanford 10. Please complete this as soon as possible, as without completing these steps your student may not be able to take the test. If you are experiencing any technical issues, please email bm.aguilar@enlightiumacademy.com.
  • Prepare the Testing Room - This provides steps to take to ensure your student is comfortable and the workstation meets compliance.
  • Student Test Entrance Walkthrough - These are the steps the parent and student will take the day of the test.
  • Complete the Student Identity Verification and Technical Form (available starting February of 2019) - This is used to confirm the student’s identity and confirm that all technical requirements are met prior to testing.

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/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.

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 Mr. Brooks at m.brooks@enlightiumacademy.com.

If you have not received any e-mails concerning the Stanford 10, please e-mail m.brooks@enlightiumacademy.com and include the student’s first and last name.If you are experiencing technical issues, contact Mr. Aguilar at bm.aguilar@enlightiumacademy.com.

If a remote proctor will not available during a testing day, please e-mail m.brooks@enlightiumacademy.com and include the student’s first and last name.If you have questions about your state’s standardized test requirements, contact your school district or ask other Enlightium Academy families on the EA Family Alliance page on Facebook.

Please review the Stanford 10 FAQ and Troubleshooting page.