Honor Cords

Honor Cord Qualification & Validation

Validation

Honor Cords may only be worn by graduates whose IOWA Test scores have been validated by Homeschool Idaho.

Qualifications for Gold Honor Cords:

Gold honor cords are awarded to 9th to 12th grade students who have tested through Homeschool Idaho and who have achieved a complete composite score of 80th percentile. Those students are nominated to Who’s Who.

Qualifications for White Honor Cords:

White honor cords are awarded to 9th to 12th grade students who have tested through Homeschool Idaho and who have achieved a complete composite score of 90th percentile. Those students are nominated to Who’s Who, are designated Summa Cum Laude Scholars, and are entitled to wear both gold and white honor cords. Graduates who qualify for white honor cords usually wear both gold and white cords since they qualify for both. Please plan accordingly when ordering.

Testing Registration

Homeschool Idaho will extend the testing registration deadline to Dec. 1, 2019 for Idaho State Homeschool Graduation participating graduates who would like to take the test in March to try and earn honor cord standing. Testing is offered at 16 sites throughout the state.

The median complete composite test scores of ICHE-tested students is typically the 78-84th percentile. Email registrations@iche-idaho.org for information and to complete your registration and payment.

All Idaho State Homeschool Graduation graduates applying for honor cords will have their IOWA test scores automatically verified by Homeschool Idaho. We are unable to award honor cords based upon scores from any other test, or tests that were not taken through Homeschool Idaho

Ordering Cords

If you know that your student has qualified for honor cords, you may order them at the time of registration. If your graduate is testing in March and hoping to be eligible for honor cords, please wait to order cords until after results are back.