The WV homeschooling law, 18-8-1 requires that an assessment for each home educated child be submitted to the county by June 30 of each homeschooling year. That assessment can be
- a nationally normed standardized achievement test, or
- the testing program currently in use in the WV public schools and administered in a public school, or
- a written narrative prepared by a certified teacher, or
- an alternative assessment agreed to by the county superintendent.
For those families who choose the first assessment option above, CHEWV offers the Iowa Test of Basic Skills (elementary through junior high levels) and the Iowa Test of Educational Development (high school level) each year as a service to our members.
Specific information and registration materials for each year are updated on this website by late November. Start with the Essential Information to find updated information for the current year. The deadline to register for CHEWV testing is usually the latter part of January, and the testing window for administration begins in early March. We encourage you to join CHEWV now so that you will receive annual reminders by mail, allowing you to register in a timely manner. Online membership can be completed here. Or if you do not wish to support CHEWV, but would still like to receive our e-communications, click here.
Assessment Option: Testing