Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some of the most frequently asked questions. If you have a comment or question that's not covered, please send us email at info@kidtest.com.

  1. What if I lose my NICKNAME or PASSWORD?

  2. What is a standardized test?

  3. What is a Benchmarked test?

  4. Are Benchmarked Tests different from standardized tests?

  5. Does getting a high score on a benchmarked or standardized test mean I will get good grades at school?

  6. How many questions are in the tests you offer?

  7. Does my score count if somebody helps me take a test?

  8. Will I be given the answers to the questions I got wrong?

  9. Do you help determine which tests I should take?

  10. Can I start a test now and finish it later (at another seating)?

  11. Will my test scores be private?

  12. What can I do with blank Flash Cards?

  13. Will my scores on state tests be sent to my school?

  14. Can I take tests from another state's program?

  15. How can I subscribe to a testing program?

  16. Are state tests different from standardized tests?

  17. How many times can I use blank Flash Cards?

  18. How many times can I use the regular Flash Cards?

  1. What if I lose my NICKNAME or PASSWORD?

    If you lose your password or nickname, you should click on: Forgot My Password.


  2. What is a standardized test?

    A standardized test is one that attempts to measure your academic skills and scholastic development relative to others in your grade or age level. Your scores in a variety of subjects are compared to your peers who take the same exam under precisely the same conditions. Standardized tests are sometimes called "norm-referenced" tests because of this comparison.


  3. What is a Benchmarked test?

    A Benchmarked test is the type of test that Kidtest.comSM offers. It mimics standardized tests because it compares your test scores in several important subjects to those of your peers. However, since we cannot verify the conditions under which these tests are taken, we do not call these exams fully "standardized."


  4. Are Benchmarked Tests different from standardized tests?

    The exams in the Kidtest Benchmarked SequenceSM on the Kidtest.comSM web site are different from standardized tests. Kidtest.com'sSM benchmarked exams are potentially highly informative. But they cannot measure performance as accurately as standardized exams given under controlled test-taking conditions. This means the percentile scores you receive from Kidtest.comSM are related to many other tests taken under the same uncontrolled conditions under which you took your test. This produces an error factor that is unknown, but we believe it is small enough not to affect results substantially.


  5. Does getting a high score on a benchmarked or standardized test mean I will get good grades at school?

    While there is no guarantee that your performance on tests will correspond to your school grades, the correlation can be high. You can use the products offered by Kidtest.comSM to improve your academic performance and to keep it high once you've achieved your performance goals.


  6. How many questions are in the tests you offer?

    The Kidtest Benchmarked SequenceSM tests for young children have approximately 25 questions per subject. Each test in the Kidtest Benchmarked SequenceSM for third grade and more advanced students has approximately 50 questions and is timed with this in mind. Other tests like those that are state-specific or those designed to track standardized tests may have more questions.


  7. Does my score count if somebody helps me take a test?

    Technically, your test counts. That is, our computer system scores your test and will report it to you. However, when the system reports your scores in relation to the results of other test-takers, your relative position does not reflect your true performance on the exam.

    We encourage each test taker to take his or her tests alone.


  8. Will I be given the answers to the questions I got wrong?

    Sometimes. It depends on the type of exam you take. For instance, you will not be given test answers when you take Kidtest Benchmarked SequenceSM tests.


  9. Do you help determine which tests I should take?

    Yes. Our Kidtest Benchmarked SequenceSM tests are organized according to grade and subject. Surf through our Tests page and pick the ones right for you. It's usually a good idea to begin your Kidtest Benchmarked SequenceSM tests with the test for the grade you completed last year and move on to tests for your current and future years.


  10. Can I start a test now and finish it later (at another seating)?

    Yes. The Kidtest.comSM computer system allows you to stop a Kidtest Benchmarked SequenceSM test and continue it at a later time. However, if you do, it does not compare your scores to those calculated for test takers who take the same test in the allotted time. The system does this because the benchmarked comparisons provided for the Kidtest Benchmarked SequenceSM are most meaningful when students take the tests under similar conditions.


  11. Will my test scores be private?

    Absolutely. Only you and anyone who has your password information can see your scores. Kidtest.comSM will not report individual scores to schools, states, or other entities unless we get your permission.


  12. What can I do with blank Flash Cards?

    Almost anything you want! We created our flash card system as a way to help you prepare for examinations or scenarios in which memorization is important. Use them in whatever way helps you most.


  13. Will my scores on state tests be sent to my school?

    Not unless you are explicitly taking part in a Kidtest.comSM program that is set up to send scores to schools or states.


  14. Can I take tests from another state's program?

    Yes, although you may gain more from taking exams similar to those emphasized in your state. View our State and Province Tests pages to see the current status of our association with your state.


  15. How can I subscribe to a testing program?

    Check out our Tests pages to subscribe to a testing program. You will find tests and test preparation material that are right for you.


  16. Are state tests different from standardized tests?

    In some cases, state tests are very similar to or are the same as well-known standardized tests.


  17. How many times can I use blank Flashcards?

    You may write to blank Kidtest.comSM Flashcards one time. You may study from them as many times as you like.


  18. How many times can I use the regular Flashcards?

    You may use regular, pre-written Flashcards as often as you like.

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