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Testing & Evaluation Resources

(For Homeschoolers currently in Grades 3, 5, 7, 9, and 11)

Resources included in this document, some of which have religious affiliations, are not

endorsed or recommended by APEX or the St. Vrain Valley Schools but are meant to

provide information for families registered with the APEX Homeschool Program. Parents

are solely responsible to assure that their testing choices fulfill the requirements of the

Colorado Homeschool Law.


Students that are participating in a home school program must have academic progress

evaluated in grades 3, 5, 7, 9, and 11. Students can take a nationally standardized

achievement test or a qualified person, as described in C.R.S. 22-33-104.5(3)(f), can be

selected by the parent to evaluate the student’s academic progress. The results of the

evaluation, whether by assessment or qualified person, must be submitted to the school district

that received the written notification.


California Achievement Test (CAT)

(Paper Version, $29, Grades 4-12)

(Online versions both timed/untimed, $25, Grades 2-12)

(Online/Paper versions; Must order composite scoring; $23, Grades 1-11)

Terranova/CAT 6

(Paper Version, $43, Grades K-12)

(Paper Version, $40-45, Grades K-12)

(Paper Version, $40-45, Grades K-12)

(Paper version, $43, Grades K-12)

Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS)

(Offered for $10 for enrolled APEX students, 2-Day Test, Grades 3-8)

SAT 10 (Stanford Achievement Test)

(Online 2-Day Test, Untimed, $40, Grades 3-12)

(Online 2-Day Test, $40, Grades 3-12)

(Offered for enrolled APEX students, Free for PSAT 8/9 (9th grade) and PSAT 10 (10th grade), $20 for PSAT/NMSQT (11th))

(Offered Free for enrolled APEX students, Grade 11)


(Multiple location options, $50.50-$67, Grades 11-12)

Local Evaluators in Boulder County

Kim Almas

(Broomfield, In-Person or by Email, $45)

Lyndsay Capshaw

(Longmont, By Email with Optional In-Person Results, $35)

Angela Carter

(Frederick/Longmont, In-Person or Email, $30)

Kiki Chanders, Homeschool & Dyslexia Consultant

(Longmont, In-Person, $50)

Marcia Manz

(Berthoud/Longmont, In-Person or Skype, $30)