CTBS Grade 8 (Level 18) Survey Plus is a nationally standardized achievement test published in 1996. This test includes Teacher Directions 53638, Student Book 53144 (or 53104+53295), and an Answer Sheet for Levels 14-21/22.
The CTBS Survey is a shorter, not easier, test form. It is especially useful for students with attention issues and teachers who wish to minimize time spent testing. It meets the homeschool testing requirements of most states where testing is mandated, including North Carolina and Virginia. Homeschool teachers may administer this test, unless your state does not allow this. You CAN "do it yourself" in NC.
In NC, the Spelling requirement is fulfilled by the Spelling subtest in Levels 14 through 21/22 tests.
The Scoring Report default is a PDF emailed to you. If you prefer a printed copy mailed to you instead of the PDF, it is available for an added charge.
Fast results are available with our Rapid Response Scoring. You will receive a PDF emailed to you right away. Just choose the RRS option and we'll take care of the rest.
If you have no flexibility with your testing time, email us to find out available options.
We schedule one test week for all your testing. If you need extra time, it's available!
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!