We offer Achievement Testing only in Middle Tennessee:

Achievement Testing is suggested for students in 5th and 7th grade, but is not required.

Testing is required for High School graduation.

Group Testing:
Our group tests are held during the second semester (March and April) at several locations in Middle Tennessee only. Test results are mailed in mid-June.

We use the Stanford Test. These tests measure a student’s knowledge of concepts and subject matter usually taught in the grade level they are currently enrolled. They constitute an excellent tool to measure the student’s strengths and weaknesses on a broad range of subjects.

Testing Fees:
Group testing is $50 per student. Late fees apply after registration deadlines in January.

Grade Level:
Testing is available for students in first through 12th grade. We do NOT test students in Kinder or pre-school.

Senior Graduation:
For complete information on testing requirements for high school graduation see our high school credits page.

We suggest that our group testing fees be paid at the time of enrollment, otherwise these will be due in January (see our testing section online for deadline).

Testing Locations:
Testing students are assigned the locations closest in proximity. Parents choosing alternate locations need to include that information when enrolling. Current locations (subject to change) include: Chattanooga, Clarksville, Hendersonville, Murfreesboro, Pleasant View, and Smyrna.

Students outside Middle Tennessee and these testing areas are exempt from group testing. An ACT test is required for graduation.

Change of Location:
Parents who choose to change their student’s test site, once it has been set or right before testing starts, will incur a $25 charge for each site change request.

Testing lasts three consecutive mornings (9 to 12 noon) for students in 1st through 8th grade. High school students will receive testing instructions before testing that will specify time and location.

Testing starts in late March and ends in April. Exact testing dates and locations will be posted when finalized (usually after January). Please note that these dates are subject to change.

Testing Policies:
Our testing policies are in effect to ensure a proper, fair, and safe testing environment for the benefit of our students. Please help us maintain these so our students can have a good testing experience.

First through 8th: Make sure all your younger students get plenty of sleep and a good breakfast. They can bring a healthy snack. Also, have your student bring some scratch paper, at least two sharpened #2 pencils, a ruler (with inches and centimeters), and a calculator (if you choose) for those in fourth grade and above.

High School: Students need to bring some scratch paper, at least two sharpened #2 pencils, a ruler (with inches and centimeters) and a calculator (if they choose). Please note that cell phones are not allowed as calculators.

Test Results:
Stanford Test scores are mailed to our parents in late June.

Our test make-ups are not scheduled until regular testing has been completed and we determine the need for any. Note: Parents are responsible for contacting the office if their student misses the test, and additional fees will be required ($30 for normal group testing, $80 for private tests).

Private Testing:
Our tests are conducted in a group setting. Parents also have the option to have their student take this test privately. In some cases, private testing is required (see below).

By Certified Teacher:
Certified teachers, chosen by the parents, must meet Aaron Academy testing deadlines. If they cannot complete and return these tests within the designated time frames, we ask our parents NOT to use their services. All certified teachers will be required to send proof of their certification to Aaron Academy and follow all the school’s instructions included with these tests. Family members do not qualify. Fee is $75 before deadlines.

By Aaron Academy:
If you choose Aaron Academy to administer the test, please contact our office for more information (additional fees are applicable).

Pregnant Students:
Students who are pregnant (or married—male or female) are required to test privately. Please contact the school office for scheduling (additional fees are applicable). If a student becomes pregnant (or marries) after enrollment, it’s the parent’s responsibility to contact the office for testing and graduation changes.

Students enrolled with us while preparing for the GED are not required to test. (Students must be enrolled for at least six months before the school will sign any GED age-waiver.) NOTE: Aaron Academy does NOT administer the GED test.