Achievement Tests / Evaluations
As a service to home-educating families, CBCA offers an achievement test each year in the spring, and our testing is open to the public. We currently use the Terra Nova 3rd Edition published by McGraw-Hill. Click on School Forms for test registration and cost information.
We also provide referral information for those families seeking an academic evaluation from a Florida certified teacher.
Tests for College Readiness
The PSAT, PLAN, SAT, and ACT are briefly described below.
Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT)
The PSAT, a practice version of the SAT, measures verbal and mathematical reasoning abilities. CBCA is an authorized test site for the PSAT, which is offered each year in October. Click on School Forms for test registration and cost information. The test serves three purposes:
- Allows students to measure their academic abilities
- Familiarizes students with the SAT
- Allows juniors to compete in National Merit Scholarship program
Preliminary American College Test (PLAN)
The PLAN is a comprehensive assessment for 10th graders. More than a practice ACT, this test provides an assessment of the student’s academic strengths and knowledge of study skills, as well as interests and career plans.
Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)
The SAT is administered at various locations throughout the school year. This test measures verbal and mathematical reasoning skills, and is an important part of many college admission requirements.
American College Test (ACT)
The ACT is administered at various locations throughout the school year and is an important part of many college admission requirements. The ACT is designed to measure classroom achievement in four broad content areas as well as the ability to reason and apply problem solving skills.
College-bound students should take the SAT and/or ACT multiple times during high school.