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There are many benefits of having your child take a standardized test through CAPENM and BJU.


Establishing an New Mexico 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 New Mexico legislators are combined scores of homeschool students statewide, never individual scores.

Standardized testing from the comfort of home!

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

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

  • Choose between Online Testing OR Paper/Pencil Testing.
  • Families that order their tests through CAPENM’s Parent Portal will receive a 10% discount.
  • The opportunity to participate in a multi-state pilot testing initiative.

 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.

How do I participate?

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 [insert name of organization here].


  • CAPENM’s ID number PH979FXT.

Step Three: Take the Survey

    • After assessments are purchased, your child(ren) will be assigned a 10-digit ID number. You will receive an email with a 10-digit ID number for each child you’ve purchased a test for.
    • Return to CAPENM’s Academic Achievement Study Page and fill out the survey for each participating child before testing is complete.
    • Surveys returned after testing will not be included in the study.

Frequently Asked Questions

Test / Assessment
  • National research has not been done recently. Additionally, if you are testing through a state organization, up-to-date state-specific homeschool data will assist in defending homeschool freedoms that private homeschool families enjoy when they meet with their state legislators.

  • BJU Press Homeschool currently has the infrastructure in place from the 2022 study to continue on with the 2023 study. Other vendors are welcome to participate, but they will need sufficient time to implement code changes and processes to get the testing results to NHERI blindly. This takes time and budget. We’re nearing the end of a budget year. Talking with other vendors for the 2023 study is possible, but it’s highly unlikely they’ll have the budgetary and staffing resources to implement this in time for Spring ordering. 

Study Participation
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