Standardized Testing

Dates for Testing at HEP 2019: May 13-15, 2019

HEP Bookstore will accept registrations for the Iowa test beginning January, 2019. 

Please wait until February 15 to order the Iowa test from BJU Press. We are planning with the Iowa publisher’s permission to use the Iowa form C tests; however, if they limit homeschool use in the Houston area, we will notify you.

IOWA Test Schedule:

Morning Testing – May 13, 14, 15 — Grades 1-8; 9 am to noon

Afternoon Testing – May 13, 14, 15 — Grades 4-8; 1 to 4 pm 

Afternoon Testing – May 13, 14 — Grades 9-12; 1 to 4 pm

We are no longer offering testing for Kindergarten due to low enrollment for this test. If we have enough people interested (about 10) we can offer K testing. Please contact

Please note: 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.

Also, parents must park in marked parking places and not block the parking lot exits.  We share the Fuqua Business Park with many other businesses and need to be good citizens when parking.  Please help us with this important safety issue.


  • HEP Bookstore/HEP of Texas
  • 11665 Fuqua Street, Suite A-100, Houston, TX  77034

Test fee – Payable to HEP Bookstore

$35 + $2.89 tax = $37.89 total per child (covers testing, registration, shipping, tax and processing by HEP). HEP accepts cash, check or major credit cards. No refunds will be given for the $37.89 registration fee unless the student withdraws by April 4, 2019. BJU will refund the money on un-used tests. This will be done by BJU, not HEP.

Order the test from BJU Press

  • Current cost: IOWA Tests: 1st & 2nd grades $25.00; 3rd grade & up $35.00. Please understand that HEP is NOT responsible if there is a price increase in the cost of the tests.
  • Order your tests from BJU Press by April 2 for the May testing to avoid an expediting fee
  • Phone: 1.800.845.5731
  • Fax: 1.866.477.8378
  • Email:
  • Website:
  • Mail:  Testing & Evaluation, 1430 Wade Hampton Blvd. Suite 210, Greenville, SC 29609-5066
  • Tell them you want to order an IOWA (ITBS) form C test to be administered by Joanne Juren (tester number 985441). Grade 1 is Level 7; Grade 2 is Level 8; Grade 3 is Level 9; Grade 4 is Level 10; Grade 5 is Level 11; Grade 6 is Level 12; Grade 7 is Level 13; Grade 8 is Level 14; Grade 9 is Level 15; Grade 10 is Level 16; Grade 11 is Level 17/18; and Grade 12 is Level 17/18.
  • Use a credit card to pay for your test.
  • The test should be mailed directly to
    Joanne Juren, c/o HEP Bookstore, 11665 Fuqua Street, Suite A-100, Houston, TX 77034

Will modifications be made for special needs students?

  • We will 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 two-three weeks.  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 complete.
  • 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 can not 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 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 are: Joanne Juren, Valerie Maier, Cheryl Red, Crystal Rothberg, Laura Coker-Garcia, and Leigh Ann Whitman

Complete this registration form for each student and mail, fax (281.922.0504) or drop it to HEP Bookstore, 11665 Fuqua Street, Suite A-100, Houston, TX 77034 along with your $37.89 (includes tax).  We accept cash, check, Visa, MC, Am Express, and Discover.

REGISTRATION FORM: HEP IOWA Test Registration Form 2019

NOTE:  YOUR REGISTRATION IS INCOMPLETE UNTIL HEP RECEIVES THIS FORM AND YOUR  $37.89 PAYMENT! In the past, several parents ordered tests without letting us know. This caused us to be over-crowded.  For 2019, if we fill up and do not have a registration form for you, you will NOT be allowed to test.  So, be sure to order the test AND let HEP know you are testing by completing this form and paying your $35 fee plus $2.89 tax for a total of $37.89.