After testing is complete (if using test booklets), all answer sheets are returned to Nehemiah Institute for fast, professional scoring. If using the online version of PEERS testing, results are submitted electronically. The test booklet is retained by the individual for examining answers in light of PEERS results. Upon submitting tests, each person will receive an individual PEERS Scorecard. Allow 4-5 weeks for booklet method of testing and 4-6 days for online testing. Summary reports are issued to group coordinator if testing 6 or more in one group.
The value of PEERS testing is its ability to compare a student's worldview with that of their teachers or parents. The PEERS Test's item-by-item analysis makes it easy and time-efficient to zero in on the most problematic worldview areas. Based upon this data, parents and school administrators can take corrective action by enhancing the current curriculum or by placing more emphasis on particular issues.
All tests, scoring and reports are included in the initial price of the PEERS testing program.
The PEERS test can be bought in booklet form, $13.50 per test, and the test results are mailed to us, or PEERS tests can be bought in online format for $9.95 per test with results submitted electronically. An entire class can take the test at once as long as there is internet access available to every student. For details on how the online test version works. For more information dial 1-800-948-3101 or email office@Nehemiahinstitute.com.
Does Nehemiah Institute offer any follow-up programs?
Nehemiah Institute offers a 22-week study course (at one hour per week entitled Developing a Biblical Worldview) and a series of position papers. Papers have been written on the 30 most frequently missed items.
How frequently should the PEERS test be administered?
Although the answer to this will vary according to the goals and mission of your organization, Nehemiah Institute recommends testing sophomores and seniors each year. Allowing for each student to be tested twice provides a two-year comparison period over which the effectiveness of your worldview instruction programs and the growth of the student may be measured.
The test can be administered any time during the year, but Nehemiah Institute recommends testing in the fall. This allows for adequate time to conduct proper follow-up in response to your testing results.
Does PEERS testing replace achievement testing?
PEERS testing is to worldview understanding what achievement testing is to academic knowledge. Our research has found that many students are academically proficient, but principally deficient. Achievement testing is a cognitive assessment tool for measuring achievement in academic disciplines (including Bible study). PEERS testing measures comprehension and application of biblical principles to worldview concepts such as free-enterprise, the role of civil government, family structure, private property, welfare policy and the responsibility of education.
Do all students score in the same approximate range?
Results from seniors in high school have ranged from -59.43 to +100.00. The average was 33.34. Based on the following worldview scale, these results give strong evidence for the need of solid Biblical worldview training and testing in junior high and senior high grades.
Biblical Theism worldview- 70 - 100
Moderate Christian worldview- 30-69
Secular Humanist worldview- 0-29
Socialist worldview- less than 0
What grade levels are appropriate for PEERS testing?
Version BA12: grades 7 - 9
Version AA12: grades 9 - 16
We strongly recommend having parents, faculty and others in leadership positions complete the testing program, using the same version. This provides a teacher⁄student comparison which greatly enhances the insights gained through PEERS testing.
How much time is required for PEERS testing?
For most students, the test can be completed in a normal class period setting (45 - 55 minutes).
Is there another assessment program for testing in the area of Biblical worldview?
To our knowledge, there is no other worldview testing program. PEERS Testing is unique to the Christian community.
Do you have a self-scoring version of the PEERS Test?
We offer a 20-item Mini PEERS test in booklet format that can be purchased for $4.25 per test. This is ideal for conference settings where immediate feedback is required.
Does PEERS Testing promote a particular Christian denomination?
PEERS testing does not include issues that have denomination-specific beliefs in areas such as baptism, communion, or eschatology.