The Stanford-10 National Achievement Test (SAT-10) is a nationally-recognized test used by educators across the United States, particularly in private schools and homeschools. As a norm-referenced test, the Stanford-10 not only offers the home educator information on their student’s achievement, it also provides comparisons based on nationwide test results. The first version of the Stanford Achievement series was published in 1926. Its history and academic excellence has earned its acceptance as a nationally normed achievement test and meets most states’ testing requirements.

We offer the Unabbreviated Stanford Achievement Test, Tenth Edition for K-12th grades. For K-3rd grade we use the Form A (traditional language section) for 4th-12th grades we use Form D (comprehensive language section). (We offer the Stanford 10 Abbreviated Version in select areas).

Even though the tests are not timed, we offer schedules as general guidelines. Statistics show that 95% of students finish in the alloted time. We have found the recommended schedule works for most students. We don’t want to rush anyone, but we don’t want to frustrate those who have finished. If time allows, the Test Coordinator will allow the student to finish the incomplete sections at the end of the day. Pearson suggests that more time can be given if the student is working productively, but not more than one and a half times more.

Subjects tested by level (please note that the levels are not named by grade level):

SESAT2 (K): Consumable-students answer directly in booklets-no separate bubble sheet
Sounds and Letters, Word Reading, Sentence Reading, Environment, and Listening.

Primary 1 (First Grade): Consumable-students answer directly in booklets-no separate bubble sheet
Word Study Skills (partially dictated), Word Reading, Sentence Reading (partially dictated), Reading Comprehension, Mathematics Problem Solving (dictated), Mathematics Procedures (partially dictated), Spelling (dictated), Language (dictated), Environment (dictated), and Listening (dictated).

Primary 2 (Second Grade): Consumable-students answer directly in booklets-no separate bubble sheet
Word Study Skills (partially dictated), Reading Vocabulary, Reading Comprehension, Mathematics Problem Solving (dictated), Mathematics Procedures (partially dictated), Spelling, Language (dictated), Environment (dictated), and Listening (dictated).

Primary 3 (Third Grade): Consumable-students answer directly in booklets-no separate bubble sheet
Word Study Skills, Reading Vocabulary, Reading Comprehension, Mathematics Problem Solving, Mathematics Procedures, Spelling, Language, Science, Social Science, and Listening.

Intermediate 1 (Fourth Grade)
Word Study Skills, Reading Vocabulary, Reading Comprehension, Mathematics Problem Solving, Mathematics Procedures, Spelling, Language, Science, Social Science, and Listening.

Intermediate 2 (Fifth Grade), Intermediate 3 (Sixth Grade), Advanced 1 (Seventh Grade), and Advanced 2 (Eighth Grade)
Reading Vocabulary, Reading Comprehension, Mathematics Problem Solving, Mathematics Procedures, Spelling, Language, Science, Social Science, and Listening.

Task 1 (Ninth Grade), Task 2 (Tenth Grade), and Task 3 (Eleventh and Twelfth Grades)
Reading Vocabulary, Reading Comprehension, Mathematics*, Spelling, Language, Science, and Social Science.

*A calculator is recommended.


Need more information? Please view Stanford-10 Scope & Sequence for more details.

The Stanford-10 paper and pencil version of the test is administered by a qualified Test Coordinator in a local group setting. The Coordinator either has experience as a test administrator or has viewed the publisher’s approved training material. We provide qualified people and accredited material at a secure and friendly location to make things easy for you!

PLEASE NOTE: If you don’t see any Testing events in your area on the Event Calendar, please check back. Most local testing events are on scheduled by April.


State Requirements

If you are unsure of your state’s requirements about testing, we recommend you visit the Homeschool Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) website to learn more about homeschool regulations in your state. Just follow the link here, and click on your state on the map.


Onsite testing, per student $50
Late registration $5*

*Please check your desired testing event for registration deadline.

You may cancel your order and still receive a refund up to the registration close date listed in each event’s information page. Cancellations after that date will only be refunded for exceptional circumstances, such as a family emergency, not including illness. If your student is sick, your Test Coordinator will help you arrange to test at another location in your area or switch to an online event. The Test Coordinator’s contact information is on your registration confirmation.

To receive a refund, please e-mail

Include the name of the person who purchased the tests, location of testing site, scheduled date of test, Test Coordinator name, number of tests purchased, and reason for cancellation. There is a $5 refund processing fee. You will receive an e-mail when refund is processed and your card will be credited in 3-5 business days.

Please note: Cancellations made after the closing date of registrations are non-refundable.

What to Expect

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Test Results

Test results will be available within two weeks once tests have been submitted back to us; however during peak volume there may be slight delays. To retrieve your test results, please see the Get My Results page. For more information about interpreting test results, please see our Test Results Interpretation page.

Frequently Asked Questions about the SAT-10

Can I pay with check or money order?

No. Registration for testing can only occur through our website, which can only accept credit cards. No payment can be accepted at testing sites.

Help! Registration has closed for our site but I really need to enroll for testing. Do I have any options?

After Registration closes, emergency signup may be possible for a $75 fee per test. Please call 336-295-3093 or 336-897-7045 to register over the phone. No refunds will be given on emergency signups.

Does my student need to complete the Science and Social Sciences sections of the test?

No, some states don’t require students to be tested in those areas, so some parents opt out of them. However, the student will not receive a scoring report with a Complete Battery score. They will only receive a Basic Battery score. For more information about the differences between a Basic and Complete Battery score please see our Test Interpretations page [??]. Also talk with your test coordinator about this option because not all locations offer the students the choice to opt out of Science and Social Science.

I’ve heard that the Stanford 10 is going to be retired. Is this true?

No, the Stanford 10 will NOT be retired. We plan to carry the test for many spring seasons in addition to 2017. The publisher changed their mind! It has caused a lot of confusion, but the test is available for the foreseeable future.

Can accommodations be made for my student?

We are a group testing company and in general are not set up to provide accommodations other than extra time. However, please contact the local test coordinator because he/she may be able to provide other accommodations depending on the proctors available.

What accommodations can be given to my student?

1) Extra time can be given all to students. 2) Parts of the test can read to students if an extra proctor is available. Reading Comprehension and Reading Vocabulary CANNOT be read to the students. It would invalidate the test results. 3) Directions can be repeated more than once. 4) Scribe to record answers for the student. 5) Answers transferred for student. 2-5 are only available if an extra proctor is available and cannot be guaranteed. Please contact your local coordinator. Test results will be clearly marked with the accommodations received.

When will I receive my student’s test results?

You will receive your student’s test result for the Stanford 10 in about 2 weeks from the time we receive the tests at our facility. Allow extra time during the busy season of May. The publisher of the CTP takes much longer than we do; be prepared to wait up to 6 weeks for your results of the CTP. This is a regrettable situation we are pressing them to fix.

How will I get the test results?

When the test results are available they will be uploaded to our website. An email will be automatically generated telling the registrant that the results are available. Click the link in the email to retrieve the results. You will be prompted to log in. Use the log in information you used to register for the testing event. Once logged in click on the “My Results” tab and then choose the correct year. You can just view or view, download, and print. The results are a pdf.

How long will the results remain on the website?

The past three years are posted online to your account.

What if I don’t receive an email?

You can go to our website at any time to view the results. Once on the Homeschool Testing Services website, scroll to the bottom and click on “Test Results”. From there you can follow the directions above for obtaining your results.

What if I have a question about my student’s test results?

You will receive a link to the ‘Parent Kit” in your register confirmation email and again in your results email. In the kit is information on interpreting the test results. If you have additional questions you can call us at 336-295-3093 and we will try assist you with your questions. There are also live webinars scheduled to help guide you in interpreting the results. Please check the website for more information on those.

Does the SAT-10 align their questions with the Common Core Standards?

The SAT-10 was designed before Common Core State Standards were developed, and was established as a nationally-normed test to serve private schools and home schools. In the event that you need to show alignment, the SAT-10 can meet your state’s standards under Common Core, a step that was established after the Common Core standards were set. So, yes, after the Common Core Standards were released in 2010, PEARSON conducted an analysis study which concluded that 100% of the English Language Arts items (Form A) and 98.5% of the Mathematics items are in alignment with the Common Core Standards. Keep in mind that the Stanford 10 was written in 2005 far before the Common Core Standards were released, and no changes to the material have been made since 2005. HSLDA recently wrote a great article about standardized tests and the Common Core. Click here to read more.