Testing Requirements

Each Caroline D. Bradley Scholarship applicant must submit scores for a school-administered, nationally-normed standardized test for the past two years (5th and 6th grade). There are a variety of tests administered nationwide. Some examples of such tests include but are not limited to:

  • California Achievement Test (CAT)
  • Comprehensive Test of Basic Skills (CTBS)
  • Educational Report Bureau (ERB)
  • Independent School Entrance Examination (ISEE)
  • Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS)
  • Stanford Achievement Test 10
  • TerraNova


In order to qualify for the Scholarship, applicants must be in the 9th stanine or 97th percentile in in at least ONE qualifying subtest or total battery/composite on a standardized test for the past two years. Acceptable academic areas include keywords such as:

Mathematics, Mathematics Total, Quantitative Reasoning, Verbal, Verbal Reasoning, Reading Comprehension, Language, Language Total, English Language Arts, Total Battery or Total Composite

Standardized test score reports should be included in the application packet sent directly to IEA by the applicant.

Students with no standardized testing record due to homeschooling or other reasons are still eligible to apply for the Scholarship.

To be eligible, all applicants must take either the ACT or the SAT Reasoning Test.



Every Caroline D. Bradley Scholarship applicant must take either the ACT or the SAT Reasoning Test to be eligible to apply. Both tests are accepted tools through which the student’s abilities and strengths may be understood. The Scholarship Committee only considers the Math and English/Critical Reading portions of these tests, as the CDB application provides the applicant several opportunities to showcase his or her writing abilities. To be eligible, applicants should receive a score of 20 or higher in either Math or English on the ACT or receive a score of 500 or higher in either Math or Critical Reading on the SAT.

It is the applicant’s responsibility to register for the test and arrange for the scores to be sent to IEA. Applicants who are 13 years or older may register online. Applicants under 13 years old must register by mail, due to Internet privacy laws. If you took the SAT earlier this year, please contact The College Board to have a copy of your scores sent directly to IEA (use score code 3862). If you took the ACT earlier this year, please include a copy of your official score report with your final application.

For questions regarding the SAT, please contact The College Board directly at (866) 756-7346 or through sat.collegeboard.org. For more information on the ACT, please call (319) 337-1270 or visit their website at www.actstudent.org.

ACT Test Dates and Details


December 10, 2016 Test
Registration deadline: November 4, 2016
Late registration: November 5-18, 2016

February 11, 2017 Test
Registration deadline: January 13, 2017
Late registration: January 14-20, 2017

April 8, 2017 Test
Registration deadline: March 3, 2017
Late registration: March 4-17, 2017

Dates are subject to change


ACT Test Fee (No Writing):  $39.50 (Up to four score reports are sent at no additional charge)
Late Registration Fee: Additional $25.00
Standby testing fee: $49.00
Change test, test date or test center fee: $24.00 per change

Fees are subject to change

SAT Test Dates and Details


December 3, 2016 Test
Registration deadline: November 3, 2016
Late registration deadline: November 15-22, 2016

January 21, 2017 Test
Registration deadline: December 21, 2016
Late registration deadline: January 3-10, 2017

March 11, 2017 Test
Registration deadline: February 10, 2017
Late registration deadline: February 21-28, 2017

Dates are subject to change


SAT Test Fee:  $45.00 (no writing) (Up to four score reports are sent at no additional charge)
Register by Phone: $15.00
Late Registration Fee: $28.00
Standby testing fee: $46.00, paid at test center on day of test
Change test, test date or test center fee: $28.00

Fees are subject to change

Sending Scores


Students who take the ACT should submit the official score report with their completed application. PLEASE NOTE: . For students signed up for the April 8 test date, score reports can be uploaded directly through their online application portal or mailed to the address below. To get a pdf of your score report, you will need to log in to your student account on the ACT website, download the Official Score Report, and send it to the Institute for Educational Advancement by mail, fax or email. For students taking the SAT, scores must be sent directly from The College Board to the Institute for Educational Advancement. Please enter IEA’s Score Code – 3862 – on the registration form so that the scores will be sent directly to IEA.

Official Score Reports can be:

  • Mailed to:

Institute for Educational Advancement
c/o Caroline D. Bradley Scholarship
569 S. Marengo Ave
Pasadena, CA 91101

  • Faxed to: 626-403-8905

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