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Iowa Test of Basic Skills

Due to the decreasing number of students taking the Iowa Tests through MEC, we will no longer be offering this service. Below is the list of approved standardized tests for the state of PA.


Standardized Testing 

All students in grades 3, 5, and 8 must be tested with a nationally normed standardized test approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education or the Statewide tests administered to public school students. The test results in math and reading/language arts or the results of the Statewide tests must be included in the annual portfolio. A parent or guardian may not be the test administrator.

Approved tests:


California Achievement Test

Comprehensive Testing Program (CTPIV)

Iowa Test of Basic Skills

Measures of Academic Progress (MAP)

Metropolitan Achievement Test

Peabody Achievement Individual Test—Revised Version

Stanford Achievement Test

Terra Nova

Woodcock-Johnson Revised Tests of Achievement III

Woodcock-Johnson IV

Wechsler Individual Achievement Test III (WIAT-III)


If you have questions regarding standardized testing, contact Tina Kramer:  [email protected]