Home  >  HMH Quick Facts / FAQs

HMH Quick Facts / FAQs




Which Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) assessments are available in the Christian School Program (CSP)?

Iowa Assessments paper/pencil:    Form G:  K – 8*
Iowa Assessments paper/pencil:    Form E:  9 – 12

Iowa Assessments Online:encil      Form E:  K – 12

Riverside Interimsencilencilenc      Grades  K – 12

*Schools using Form E for Grades K-8 will need to upgrade to Form G for the CSP program.


What is included in the CSP Scoring Package?

All score results and reports for the CSP Scoring Package are available online in DataManager. Schools can print a variety of reports from this portal. No paper reports are included in the CSP Scoring Package; however, schools can purchase optional paper reports.

Do schools receive Christian school comparisons?

Yes. Schools receive national and CSP comparison scores. ACSI regional comparisons may be requested from ACSI.

Is the Bible Assessment Subtest included in the Iowa Assessments through the CSP?

In 2017–18 the Bible Assessment Subtest will not be available. There are plans to include it in 2018–19.

Are formative assessments available through the HMH/CSP partnership?

Yes. Riverside Interims are online assessments and are available to schools that administer the Iowa Assessments.

Is a cognitive skills assessment available?

Yes. The Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) may be administered with Iowa Assessments in grades K – 12. As well, CogAT can be administered as a stand-alone assessment within the CSP.

What are the testing windows?

The spring testing window is April and the fall testing window is October.

What does a school need to do to administer Iowa Assessments in the CSP?

A school must be an ACSI member to participate in the program. To order HMH test materials online, go to www.purposefuldesign.com and login with your school's member account as your Username.

A school will also need to complete Online Enrollment for machine scoring. Instructions for this process will be communicated to the school once the materials order has been placed.