Testing and Assessment Requirements
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State Assessment Requirements

State Assessment Requirements

The State of Minnesota requires nationally norm-referenced standardized achievement examinations yearly for home schooled students. You can find the Test Order Form here for the SAT/IDEAS test or here for the Iowa Basic Skills/IDEAS test.

The Minnesota Statewide Testing Program (MSTP), through the University of Minnesota, is one source that provides testing materials for home school educators in Minnesota.  Any Minnesota elementary, middle, secondary, or homeschool may use the services of MSTP.  All home school educators must pre-pay for their testing directly to MSTP.  Please note, they do accept check or money order.

Results from the testing are returned directly to the test administrator. MSTP does not provide homeschool testing scores to the district (unless the district administers the test) or the state, please keep your results for your homeschool records.

Important MSTP Information to Know:

• Completed order forms for Fall testing must be postmarked by October 15th.
• Completed order forms for Spring testing must be postmarked by April 1st.
• A late fee of $15 will be charged if order forms are not postmarked by specified date.

MSTP Contact Info:

Minnesota Statewide Testing Program
University of Minnesota
879 - 29th Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414