Iowa Testing



HEP TX offers the IOWA Assessment Test. Texas does not require homeschool families to test but many families like to use a test, along with grades, parent observations, etc., for an overall assessment of student success. The test should not be the only gauge of student success. Please do not put pressure on your child. You may purchase study materials and practice with your child for 2-3 days per week for about six weeks before the testing time. 20-30 minutes each day is adequate. Stop about 1 week before the test to give your child a break. It is also important to talk about test taking skills.

The Schedules of Testing will be posted closer to the actual test dates. We do not offer Kindergarten testing since it is not necessary to test this young.

Parents: There is not room for parents and siblings to remain at HEP during testing. We encourage you to go to the park or some other place where your young children can have fun while your other children are testing. Randolph Park is right down the street from our new Friendswood Location.

How do I register with HEP?

Complete the HEP test registration form for each child. Mail, or drop the registration form by HEP Bookstore at 208 E. Edgewood Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546 by April 1, 2024. You may also email your form to

Test Fee – Payable to HEP Bookstore

$45 + tax = $48.71

HEP Bookstore accepts cash, check or major credit cards. No refunds will be given for the $48.71 registration fee unless the student withdraws by April 15, 2024. BJU will refund the money on un-used tests. This will be done by BJU, not HEP.

What Test do I order?

  • Iowa Test Form E (DO NOT ORDER THE CogAT as we do not administer this test).
  • Order the correct grade level for the grade currently in.

Grades 1 and 2 – order Grade 1 test or Grade 2 test.

Grade 3 – Level 9; Grade 4 – Level 10; Grade 5 – Level 11; Grade 6 – Level 12; Grade 7 – Level 13; Grade 8 – Level 14; Grade 9 – Level 15; Grade 10 – Level 16; Grade 11 – Level 17/18; Grade 12 – Level 17/18.

  • If you have your child a grade ahead of where he/she should be, please order the grade he should be in, not the grade ahead. This will allow a better measurement of your child’s abilities and he/she should score higher.
  • Check with BJU for the price of the test.

How do I order?

Order your tests from BJU by April 1st for the May testing to avoid an expediting charge!

Phone: 1.800.845.5731

Tell them you want to order a test (IOWA) to be administered by Joanne Juren (tester number 985441).


To order order online:

Go to Shop Products > Testing & Products > Iowa Assessments > Form E (copywrite 2012) > Select your student’s just completed grade> Select Form E (NOT the one with CogAt) 7th grade example: Iowa Assessments Form E, Level 13 (Grade 7)> Put the test in your cart and pay. If you do not have an account, you will start one. At checkout, give them our tester #985441 and the test date of May 14th when prompted. Use a credit card to pay for your test. Be sure to give BJU our new address.

The test should be mailed directly to:

Joanne E. Juren C/O – HEP TX, Inc.

208 E. Edgewood Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546

Will modifications be made for special needs students?

  • We CAN NOT make any modifications since BJU requires that each special-needs child be tested in an individual environment.

How will I get my results?

  • Results will be posted electronically to the parent’s BJU Press account.
  • Results normally take about two to three weeks for processing. Go to and login to your account using your login and password. An account would have been set up for you when you purchased the test. We will make every effort to ship the tests back to BJU for scoring as soon as the testing is completed.
  • BJU will not accept partial orders so if a child is absent due to illness and wishes to make up the test on a later date, the testing cannot be returned until the make-up session is complete. We do make every effort to encourage parents to complete make-ups as soon as possible.

Who will administer the tests?

We always use qualified/certified testers. These ladies are all HEP Teachers or parents and are wonderful with children. Each is experienced and will ensure that your child has the best possible conditions for testing.

The tentative testers include: Joanne Juren, Cheryl Red, Laura Coker-Garcia, Mandy McDonald, and several others yet to be identified.

REGISTRATION FORM may be found at IOWA Testing on the webpage. IOWA Test Registration Form 2024