Assessment and placement tests
Worry-free academic placement
Every homeschool parent knows that correct educational placement testing is a key component to successful homeschooling. At Alpha Omega Publications, we want to improve your effectiveness as a teacher and promote your child's academic enjoyment. To accurately place your child into our Christian homeschool curriculum, we offer free placement test resources for Monarch, LIFEPAC, and Horizons.
Monarch Placement Tests
To access information on setting up Monarch Math and Language Arts placement tests, you must first have an account and be logged into our Alpha Omega Publications website.Access MONARCH PLACEMENT TESTS
Switched-On Schoolhouse Placement Tests
Take the guesswork out of placing your child into the award-winning Switched-On Schoolhouse (SOS) curriculum with the Switched-On Schoolhouse Placement Tests from Alpha Omega Publications. Whether your child is changing curriculums or homeschooling for the very first time, this helpful resource contains easy-to-use tests that will accurately place him into the appropriate SOS grade level. Just imagine, no more wasted time or expense teaching Bible, Language Arts, History & Geography, Math, and Science courses that are either too easy or too hard for your child's abilities. What's more, you'll eliminate learning gaps and keep your child's education with Alpha Omega curriculum on track as you prepare homeschooling lesson plans that teach to his learning edge. What could be better?
So how do the Switched-On Schoolhouse Placement Tests work? Simply insert the single CD-ROM into your computer and follow the prompts on the screen. (A convenient instruction booklet with step-by-step directions is also included with the CD-ROM). Once the SOS program is uploaded, follow the directions for installing the placement tests and adding students. When complete, your child will follow instructions to begin diagnostic testing at the 300 level (3rd grade) and will continue taking quizzes and tests until he finds the questions too difficult to complete. After gathering the test data results, you'll quickly be able to determine your child's composite scores and his correct SOS grade level for each subject. How easy is that? Give your child the customized homeschool education he deserves. Order the Switched-On Schoolhouse Placement Tests today!
LIFEPAC Diagnostic Tests
Placement tests are provided for 1st through 8th grade as well as 7th through 12th grade. Instructions for scoring and evaluation of test results are provided in the answer key pages. Your child should be able to complete the tests for this Christian homeschool curriculum on his own as long as he understands the activity directions.
Horizons Math Readiness Evaluations
Not sure which grade level to use when starting your homeschooler in Horizons Math? Alpha Omega Publications offers free diagnostic and placement resources for this Christian homeschool curriculum.
The Horizons Math Readiness Evaluation provides tests for 1st through 6th grade, and each test takes approximately 30 to 60 minutes to complete. The 1st grade test is taken orally with special instructions for scoring and remediation of weaknesses. For 2nd through 6th grade, instructions for scoring and evaluation of test results are provided in the answer key pages.
The Horizons Pre-Algebra Readiness Evaluation and the Horizons Algebra I Readiness Evaluation help parents determine if their child is ready to begin studying upper-level math. Each of these tests takes 45-60 minutes and includes instructions for scoring and evaluation of test results.
For all Horizons Math Readiness Evaluations, your child should be able to complete the placement tests on their own, as long as they understand the directions.
Take the next steps: Tips to success
You have a vision for homeschooling. You've discovered how your child likes to learn. You've even found the perfect curriculum, but what about your daily homeschool schedule? How does that look? How can you fit in grocery shopping, cooking meals, and house cleaning while teaching your children academics?
Next step: TIPS TO SUCCESS