This agreement between BJU Press and Homeschool New York is effective from August 1, 2021–November 30, 2022.

All Homeschool New York members are now eligible to receive a 10% discount on Iowa Assessments ordered through BJU Press!

GENERAL ORDERING

Online and paper test ordering for 2021 Fall Norms began on August 1, 2021. Midyear Norms began on December 1, 2021.

Online Ordering:

  • Visit the Parent Portal to order tests online.
  • School Code: CTSFNXA3
  • Sign in or create an account.
  • Once Signed In, you can easily access the items you need. Items are displayed based on what your group recommends. Most common are Iowa Assessments Form E (online) and Iowa Assessments Form E and CogAT Form 7 (paper tests). CogAT is optional, but the item number is the same for all paper tests.
  • Select items and quantities for each grade needed.
  • Check out.
  • Follow the steps outlined in the checkout process, including choosing an address and adding student information.
  • Enter in remote proctor information and choose test date and time.
  • Sign Online Testing User Agreement.
  • Submit payment information.

Phone Ordering:

Call 1.800.845.5731 to order over the phone. Please ask to be connected to the Testing and Evaluation Department and mention that you are with NYS LEAH (you’ll have to provide the School ID: CTSFNXA3).

10% Discount:

To receive the discount, identify yourself as part of NYS LEAH and provide the School/Portal ID: CTSFNXA3.

ONLINE TESTING

*Orders must be placed at least 2 weeks ahead of desired test date.

Pricing:

• Iowa Assessments Form E: $35 per test
• Iowa Assessments Form E with CogAT Form 7: $55 per test

Designated Online Testing Schedule:

Online Testing: Iowa Assessments Form E and CogAT Form 7

March 1, 2022 through June 24, 2022, Morning and Afternoon (ET) sessions:

  • Monday–Tuesday for Achievement testing
  • Wednesday – Friday for Combination testing

Online Test Cancellation:

The purchaser can cancel an online test up to 10 days before the stated test date without penalty. (See Online Testing User Agreement, Compliance #5.)

Rescheduling:

The purchaser can reschedule an online test up to 3 business days before test date for a fee of $10 per family.

Test Administrator:

BJU Press Testing and Evaluation will provide a test administrator for online testing.

Remote Proctor:

The purchaser will provide an onsite proctor during test.

  • An adult proctor must be present with the student while testing. No qualifications are needed.
  • See Online Testing User Agreement Guidelines.

Accommodations:

Accommodations and out-of-level testing are unavailable for Iowa AssessmentsTM Form E online.

PAPER TESTING

Pricing:

  • Iowa AssessmentsTM Form E Levels 5–8: $35 per test
  • Iowa AssessmentsTM Form E Levels 9–17/18: $25 per test
  • Iowa AssessmentsTM Form E Form E with CogAT Form 7 Level 8: $50 per test
  • Iowa AssessmentsTM Form E Form E with CogAT Form 7 Levels 9–17/18: $40 per test

Timeline:

  • Test dates (postmarked) November 1, 2021 through November 30, 2022
  • Purchasers must place orders 4–6 weeks before the test date.
  • Purchasers will place all paper testing orders through the Parent Portal.

Ordering:

  • Your window for ordering began on October 19. If you need the test(s) in less than 10 business days, we may require rush shipping charges.
  • Large orders should be listed with test dates separated by one day (March 5, March 6, etc.) for paper/pencil tests. This allows all tests in an order to appear in the My Tests view and makes it easier to search for a specific day and see a smaller set of students.
  • One direction book automatically accompanies each order. Extra directions should be ordered during the initial ordering process. Extra directions ordered at a later date will be subject to shipping/handling fees.
  • Late orders will require a test administrator from your list of approved test administrators.

Test Administrator:

  • New test administrators need to be approved by BJU Press T&E.
  • Former test administrators need to have their Test Administrator Profile status updated each year.
  • All test administrators must appear as approved and active in the BJU Press Test Administrator role before the order is submitted.
  • As a test administrator, you should choose the option to test for others under the Contact Preferences. You also need to mark your Address Privacy setting as needed. If it is marked as Private, you need to click on the Change Privacy button to change the Address Privacy to Limited or Public and then save the changes.

Accommodations:

  • Accommodations used must meet the Publisher’s guidelines.
  • All accommodations must be documented on the Student Roster.

Before Testing:

  • As the test administrator, please inspect the materials immediately upon receiving them and note any problems, such as torn packages, water damage, or marked/circled answers.
  • If shipping damage has occurred, please let us know right away so we can send replacement materials and submit a shipping claim. Test administrators should return damaged packages and materials to the BJU Press Testing office to aid in the claims process.

During Testing:

  • Each test administrator is responsible to be sure each student writes his or her name on the inside page of the answer document.
  • The test administrator is also responsible to see that the CogAT® Form 7 is bubbled on the third page. Even if the students are not taking the CogAT®, Form 7 should be bubbled.
  • Special Accommodations require a professional diagnosis, e.g. IEP or report from a child psychologist or pediatrician to document the disability. The test administrator may call BJU Press Testing with any questions.
  • The test administrator is responsible for the condition of test materials, he is urged to see that there is no writing in the books and no food or drink near the books. Test administrators also need to stress that scrap paper used for math (or doodling after the test) should not be placed directly on booklet pages when writing, as this can cause indentations. This helps to avoid damage or replacement fees.

Returning Materials:

  • Please send the materials back as soon as you have completed testing. Paper tests should be postmarked for return to our office by July 31 to receive Spring Norms and to be included in group reporting for NYS LEAH.
  • Please keep each of the shipments separate and return them to us in their individual packages or use dividers between them. If you pack several in a box, please keep them in their respective packages. This is better than separating books from documents.
  • Test administrators should arrange the answer sheets in the order listed on the Student Roster.
  • Each shipment includes a Student Roster listing the student name(s) and two spaces for test administrator signatures. This should be returned to BJU Press Testing & Evaluation. If there are more test administrators, their information can be added on the back of the page or attached on a separate sheet.
  • Please fill in any incomplete information for the students in that shipment on the original Student Roster. We would like only one copy of the Student Roster per shipment. You did great last year!
  • If some students’ materials have to be held and returned later, please keep a copy of that Student Roster to send with later tests, including a signature from the test administrators involved in testing these students.
  • Please ship the materials via UPS, FedEx, or USPS Priority Mail. UPS and FedEx automatically insure up to $100; USPS Priority Mail insures up to $50. Additional insurance should be added when the total value of the package exceeds $100.

REPORTS

Creation of Reports:

BJU Press T&E will provide the following reports at no additional charge this year:

  • Individual student
    Student Profile Narrative
    Individual Performance Profile
  • Group
    Group Performance Profile
    List of Student Scores

Timeline for Reports:

  • Individual
    Online available within 7 business days of test completion
    Paper/pencil available within 10–21 business days of materials arriving at BJU Press T&E home office
  • Group
    Group report available within 15 business days of end of testing period, November 30, 2022 (for Fall) if following conditions are met:
    Online testing completed
    Paper/pencil materials received for scoring
    Paper/Pencil and Online Testing will be in same group report