Christian Liberty Homeschool offers two different standardized achievement/placement tests—The California Achievement Test (CAT) (paper and online versions, starting at grade 2( and the TestPoint Placement Test—which we use primarily for determining the best curriculum. In most cases, we find the achievement test to be a better fit for students enrolling into our school. For more information, see achievement test versus placement test.
Students enrolling in grades 2-12 who were not enrolled with us for the immediately preceding grade level are required to be tested prior to curriculum development. Re-enrolling students may choose to be pre-tested, but are not required to do so. If you do not want pre-testing, a paper California Achievement Test (unless you opt for the online version) will be included with your curriculum materials, to be completed at your convenience. The TestPoint Placement Test cannot be used for re-enrolling students.
Note: If you choose to take an online standardized test, it will take 1–2 business days before the test can be administered. After your enrollment is processed, you will be notified via email with website information about taking the test.
If your student recently used Christian Liberty's Independent Testing Service, you may use that test for the enrollment (and qualify for a refund of the cost of that test) if:
- An achievement/placement test is required for this enrollment (i.e., the student was not enrolled with us for the grade level immediately preceding this one);
- The test completed was taken within the last six months;
- The test completed was for the grade level in which your student is currently enrolling.
If your student recently completed a different achievement test and you wish to use it with this enrollment, see Standardized Testing on our CLH website.
Pre-Test: If you would like your re-enrolling student pre-tested prior to curriculum development, then choose "Yes." We will send you the California Achievement Test you selected in "Testing" (TestPoint cannot be used for re-enrollments). Your enrollment will be held until after the test has been completed and returned.
New students and those not enrolled with us for the immediately preceding grade level are automatically pre-tested prior to curriculum development.