Niles is doing Iowa Testing this week, given by my friend Heather. He was distracted during the math part, big surprise, but did ok on the English part she said. NC has a law that homeschoolers have to give a national test each year. They don't want the results [unless your school is inspected] and the score doesn't effect whether or not you are allowed to h/s either. Seems weird to me, but it's the law, so we're doing it. I'm not sure whether or not I had to this year, as he had part of the year in regular old, public school, but I'm not taking any chances.