Standardized testing from the comfort of home!

In Massachusetts, homeschooled families are NOT required to test. Many families, however, find testing to be beneficial. MassHOPE is happy to partner with BJU Press Testing and Evaluation to offer the Iowa Assessments from home.

When you test with MassHOPE & BJU Press, MassHOPE will receive a group report (based on ANONYMOUS student data), allowing us to showcase to legislators the success of home-educated students.

Participate in 3 steps!

Step One: Make a Testing Plan

Choose your dates and your type of test.


    Step Two: Order Your Test


  • Call BJU directly at (800) 845-5731 to order your tests.
  • Indicate when scheduling & ordering that you are testing with the MassHOPE  ID number GYM6S59V and save 10% off of your testing purchase!


  • Setup your account on BJU Homeschool’s Parent Portal using MassHOPE’s link.
  • Make sure that you see MassHOPE’s ID number GYM6S59V and save 10% off of your testing purchase!

Choose Online Testing for additional benefits!

BJU Press Testing & Evaluation is offering faster results with fewer requirements. Benefits of Online Testing include:

  • testing results as quick as 10 days
  • no shipping costs
  • year-round testing
  • testing administrator provided by BJU.

         Step Three: Take the Survey

Complete the survey before your student completes the assessment!
*To complete the survey, you’ll need your student’s ID number.


Homeschooled students in Massachusetts are NOT required to test.

While completely optional, there are many benefits of having your child take a standardized test through MassHOPE and BJU.


Establishing a Massachusetts database of compiled scores lends credibility to the educational excellence of homeschool students. Because homeschooled students historically score very high, the larger the number of students tested, the more convincing our scores become to both legislators and the public.

Your participation is encouraged, not only for your own information, but to continue to safeguard our freedoms.


Following directions, relaxing under pressure, pacing oneself, and completing work in an allotted time are all great skills that can be honed through taking tests.

Testing can be a valuable preparation for college entrance exams such as the ACT and SAT.


Standardized tests indicate how your child compares academically to other children at his grade level.

While we do have the privilege of seeing our children learn on a day-to-day basis, it is beneficial to assess a child’s year-to-year development of learning.


The charts of test scores shown to Massachusetts legislators are combined scores of homeschool students statewide, never individual scores.

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