As I kid I hated tests - Spelling tests mostly but for some reason I remember the Standardize Tests almost fondly. I liked the extra attention we got on those days. An extra snack, a sharp no. 2 pencil and a firm never bitten eraser - at least at the start of the day.
The state we are registered with as homeschoolers requires us to give a standardize test every other year starting in 2nd grade. So this year is my first year having to test one my children. I spent a few days looking around on the internet and ended up going with BJU Press for their testing materials. I had to send in my college diploma, I also sent in my teaching certificate and then had to sign some forms. I paid a bit of money to get a DVD so that I could give the Sanford test but ended up going with the Iowa test. Though I might try the Sanford in two years just to compare.
I can't share anything about the test itself but I can say the process so far was simple except for a little mix up on the shipping address -which we resolved without too much hassle.
I just hope my dear children end up with fond memorize of Standardize tests.