Iowa Basic Skills Testing

Iowa Test of Basic Skills

GRACE offers the Complete IOWA Test of Basic Skills (ITBS) for students in grades 3–12 each May at The Refuge located at 60 Port Sheldon St. SW, Grandville, Mich. 49418. Testing dates for 2024 are on Monday and Tuesday, May 20 and 21, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The cost is $60 per student. This includes test administration and a complete analysis of your student’s scores. Mr. Hazenberg, M. Ed, is also available (by appointment) to work with you to examine and interpret the data. This will provide a clear understanding of your child’s academic strengths and areas of possible concern.

Registration opens in September. The deadline for registration and payment is May 1, 2024. There is a limit to the number of students tested, so please sign up soon. (Click on the printer icon below to print the registration form.) Please fill out the form completely and submit with payment to the GRACE office or mail to the GRACE mailing address. Please make the check payable to GRACE HSA. Your IOWA Testing Registration will be processed when payment is received.

Standardized achievement testing can affirm your homeschooling efforts. This objective evaluation can confirm your child’s successful progress (tests are “norm” referenced which means they compare with other students at the same age level across the nation).
The IOWA Basics is a time-tested, well-respected assessment standard accepted by state, local, and federal government agencies who may question your ability and choice to home school. It is a powerful tool in understanding your child’s academic progress and a critical instrument in helping to plan for your child’s continued academic growth. It is also a valuable addition to your academic record and transcript, assisting in high-school and college placement efforts.

To sign up for testing, click on the printer icon below to print the registration form

Please contact Tara Noe (Test Coordinator) with any questions:

Click here to view a chart that will help you interpret your student’s test scores.