This is the best achievement test we offer, published in 2000 and featuring updated 2005 norms. This is the test you should use! Available in the Complete Battery Plus (Grades K-12) and the shorter, not easier Survey Plus (Grades 2-12) versions. Scored by Bayside with a computer report that includes Grade Equivalents, National Percentiles and Nationals Stanines.
2) Postage to you is now FREE to VA & NC addresses, as long as there is at least a 3 week lead time between your order date and your testing week. For the other 48 states, and VA & NC orders with less than 3 weeks lead time, postage is $10 per order. As always, your early order puts you at the top of the shipping list for your preferred test week.
3) Science and Social Studies are no longer included in the standard price, although they are offered as an extra cost option.
4) Plus tests (except Spelling) may be omitted (as in the past) but now you save with a price reduction! Reading Vocabulary, Language Mechanics, Math Computation and Word Analysis (Grades 1-3) are the Plus tests.
5) Traditional school Practice Exercises for CAT6 are no longer available, although we continue to offer the Helping Hand teacher guide pages.
6) The teacher name and school name will be standardized to the tested Grade Level (ie "Second Grade") and "Homeschool," respectively.
7) The Test of Cognitive Skills (IQ type test) is no longer available.
More details are included in the product sections.
If you need to test your students, you need Bayside! Some of the great things our customers say:
* Thank you, Donny & Sandy. I appreciate another good year of testing with you!
* Thank You for not just your affordable and reliable services over all these years but your steadfast commitment and dedication...wait a minute, maybe that's the same thing... Well, calling me up concerning this matter was the proof of your caring attitude about us (homeschoolers) so bless you!!
* This is the last time I will need your services; thank you for 10 + years of uncomplicated testing.
* Thank you. I am so grateful that I found you on the internet. I am thankful that I can use the different grade levels in there. Such a blessing to use for my special needs son. To God be the glory. Have a blessed day.
Donny & Sandy
Bayside grew out of our personal experiences. In 1988 we nervously jumped into homeschooling when our two oldest, Emily and Donald, went away to UNCCH and the North Carolina School of Science and Math, respectively.
Actually, Donny was nervous but supportive, while Sandy was confident. We had been parochial and traditional school faithful, but the local elementary school was distant geographically and merely adequate academically, so we took the plunge and followed Sandy's dream to teach the boys at home.
Stephen, then nine years old, summed up their feelings to his next younger brother. "Andrew, we are going to go to school and then come home and Mom will teach us!" He could not believe they would not have to "go" to school again. Surprise!
Both excelled, graduated, and together attended College of the Albemarle, our closest community college, for two years (Andrew for three because he wanted to take more courses). They transferred to UNCCH, following the lead of both older siblings. At Carolina each received unrequested scholarships and Andrew was tapped for Phi Beta Kappa as a junior.
Last on our roster was homeschooled from birth Lewis, who in 2000 made the choice of public school for his three high school years so he could play basketball. This time it was Sandy who was nervous, but she had underestimated the great foundation her teaching had laid. Lewis thrived and, among many honors, was nominated as Manteo High's Morehead Scholarship candidate. Although he was not selected by the committee, UNCCH did, and he both attended and graduated.
Our five great kids, all of them Carolina graduates. And three from a homeschool education. It works!