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WINTER testing opens November 28, 2022 and carries through February 24, 2023.
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Testing For Groups, Microschools, and Small Private Schools

Are you looking for affordable, contract-free testing that will accommodate your group, microschool, or small private school?

If you answered yes, you have come to the right place!

Homeschool Boss is proud to provide MAP® Growth™ testing for individual homeschoolers, small homeschooling groups, and microschools.

Benefits of Group Testing

Simplified Paperwork

In-Person or Remote

We can support group testing whether you are meeting in person or remotely – no need to commit ahead of time.

No Financial Commitment

We are bridging the gap between testing services and homeschooling groups by having our own contract with NWEA® to provide these tests directly to you!

That means no expensive contracts for you!

Ideal for Special Needs and Gifted Children

Untimed MAP® Growth™ assessments from NWEA® adapt across grade-level to meet students where they are.

Many accommodations are available, including the “game-changer” text-to-speech feature.

“Most Detailed Score Report”

Your group members will love our score report!

We include percentile rankings, Lexile level, “typical of” grade levels, and 30-60 pages of learning statements to help you plan future curricula.

Homeschool Group Pricing

Math and Reading are included as a bundle for each student at a discounted group rate. 

As always, the Language Usage and Science assessments are optional subjects that can be added to group testing sessions. 

Language Usage is available for students that are strong, independent readers in grades 2-12.

Science is available for students in grades 3-12.

Micro Group

5-10 Students

$45 Per Student

Includes:

1 x Math Test

1 x Reading Test

Optional Additional Tests:

+$10 Add Language Usage

+$20 Add Science 

How It Works:

Save $15 per student. 

Maximum cost per student if taking all 4 subjects: $75

Mini Group

11-25 Students

$40 Per Student

Includes:

1 x Math Test

1 x Reading Test

Optional Additional Tests:

+$10 Add Language Usage

+$20 Add Science 

How It Works:

Save $20 per student. 

Maximum cost per student if taking all 4 subjects: $70

Small Group

26-50 Students

$35 Per Student

Includes:

1 x Math Test

1 x Reading Test

Optional Additional Tests:

+$10 Add Language Usage

+$20 Add Science 

How It Works:

Save $25 per student. 

Maximum cost per student if taking all 4 subjects: $65

Frequently asked questions

We recommend that you choose the grade level for which you would like percentile rankings. For many families this is the grade level the child would be in their local public school, based on their birthdate. MAP Growth adapts to the student’s performance as they test independent of their grade level, so selecting a grade level is not an effective way to set the level of the test. If your child is working well at grade level, please see our guidelines for above-level testing.

Students may test with us up to three times a year: once each in fall, winter, and spring.

We encourage families to balance testing with the rest of their homeschool schedule and test as often as they find helpful.

2022-2023 Test Season Dates:

Fall: July 25, 2022 to Nov 23, 2022
Winter: Nov 28, 2022 to Feb 24, 2023
Spring: Feb 27, 2023 to July 14, 2023

When you are preparing to assess your children with MAP Growth, you need to prepare your children and your testing device.

To prepare your children, we encourage using the NWEA “warmup” site to familiarize your child with the format of the test. MAP Growth is designed to challenge all students, and because of this, your child will be asked questions they cannot yet answer correctly. We encourage you to explain to your children that students typically answer about half the questions correctly on MAP Growth. This does not mean they are doing poorly on the test—the test adapts to the level that is providing the correct amount of challenge. Encourage them to think about the question, eliminate any obviously wrong answers, and then take their best guess. We do not recommend reviewing material to prepare for MAP Growth, because the purpose of the test is to help you assess your normal homeschool routine. When you are choosing your test date, we recommend choosing a day that is at least two weeks after any long break in homeschooling so the results aren’t unduly influenced by the break.

To prepare your testing device, you will need to ensure that you have the proper software installed. For a smooth testing experience, please test with the Chrome browser or the NWEA Secure Testing App, if being taken on an iPad.

If you have any posters or other learning aids that might serve as reference material during the test, please cover them up or put them away before testing begins. If you have internet blocking or accountability software, please disable it during testing. The device will need to be connected to the internet throughout the test.

You may test 3 times each school year, once in each testing season.

Our testing seasons are:

Fall: Mid-August—November

Winter: December—February

Spring: March—Mid-June

You are welcome to subscribe each student individually for a year’s worth of tests (3 seasons total) or you can register as a group each season to receive group pricing. 

The discounts do not stack.