Testing & Evaluation 2023

A Seton Testing Partnership

CHEA is working with Seton Testing Services and NHERI (National Home Education Research Institute) to participate in an academic acheivement study for homeschooled students.

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Help Protect Homeschool Freedom By Participating In A NEW Academic Achievement Study!

CHEA is partnering with Seton Testing Services and National Home Education Research Institute (NHERI) to participate in the 2023 Academic Achievement Study.

When you order a test through Seton AND respond to the 5-10 minute optional survey you will be included in the 2023 Academic Achievement Study!

Learn more about the NHERI Academic Achievement Study

Participation in the Academic Achievement Study for Homeschool Freedom is easy as 1—2—3!

Step One:
Order Your Test

*discount does not apply to the CAT-E Survey

Step Two:
Take the Survey

  • Take a quick survey.
    • Only one survey needed per family (up to 7 kids!)
  • Use your 10-digit ID (received with test purchase)
  • NOTE: You must take the survey BEFORE testing

Step 3: Take the Test

  • Testing dates begin March 1, 2023 and must be submitted by December 31, 2023
  • See Seton Testing Services FAQ
  • Test results are posted electronically to your account within 10 days

With over 30+ years of providing exceptional testing and scoring services to the homeschool and private school community.

  • Prompt and Friendly Customer Service – Helping individuals and groups every step of the way
  • Easy Ordering – Either online or by phone
  • Quick Results – Tests scored locally, results within 2 weeks
  • Online Testing – Worldwide testing options

Testing at home is very popular, and with good reason. Parents appreciate the opportunity to test in the comfort of their own home and children often do better in a relaxed, familiar place. Seton Testing Services provides affordable, nationally standardized ability and achievement tests, practice tests, and test prep materials to meet your needs for grades K-12. Seton also offers diagnostic online reading & math tests.

Thank you for participating in this critical research that will help to defend homeschool
freedom for generations to come!

Frequently Asked Questions

When can we do testing?

You can test anytime this calendar year (2023). However, if your student completes the test after July 31, you would need to select the grade your child will be during the 2023-2024 school year, not their current grade.

What is the purpose of the testing and research?

California specific homeschool research has never been done and national research has not been conducted recently. This data from testing will be used to create state-specific homeschool research as CHEA and our partner organizations work to protect the freedoms that private homeschool families enjoy in California as they meet with state representatives.

Does CHEA benefit financially?

CHEA does not receive any portion of the testing fees. In fact, registrants receive a discount on the testing fees by using CHEA’s online portal for test registration.

Who will receive the data?

Though CHEA and NHERI will have access to the raw data, no one will have access to any student identifiable information or family information. The data will only be used for the purposes for which we’ve collected it; national and state-specific homeschool research.

Will my student’s identity be kept confidential?

Your student’s identity will be secure with BJU Testing. Students’ identifying information will not be attached to their scores when passed to CHEA and NHERI for analyzing and interpretation. Demographic information such as age, grade, number of years homeschooled, etc. will be used to interpret the data, but any other identifying information will be removed prior to being provided to the researchers.

Who can participate?

This study will focus on privately-funded homeschool students. Students who are under a single-family PSA or enrolled in a PSP may participate and have their data included in the research.

Do we have to do virtual testing? I want my student to do a paper test.

You can order virtual or paper tests through our portal.

Can my student’s test results from another source be included?

Tests administered through our partnership with BJU Homeschool may also be included in the study.

Can my homeschool group set up tests through this portal? We do testing as a group at one central location.

Yes. Your test administrator may use this portal to order tests for all of your group. They will need to exhibit that they are qualified test proctors before orders will be filled.