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Subject Areas and Grades

  • Reading (Grades 2–12)
  • Math (Grades 2–12)
  • Language (Grades 3–12)
  • Science (Grades 2–12)
  • Social Studies (Grades 2–12)

Assessment Type

  • Standardized Norm-Referenced Achievement Test (2011 Norms)

Scoring Options

  • Local scoring
  • Machine scoring

Test Item Type

  • Selected-Response

Delivery Formats

  • Paper and pencil
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TerraNova, Third Edition Survey is an abbreviated version of the Complete Battery and provides a general measure of achievement, with a minimum amount of testing time. The Survey generates norm-referenced achievement scores, criterion-referenced objective mastery scores, and performance-level information.


  • Includes reading, language, mathematics, science, and social studies tests
  • Generates norm-referenced achievement scores, criterionreferenced objective mastery scores, and performance level information
  • Includes only selectedresponse items, allowing for efficient, scannable scoring

Survey supports student achievement at every stage of the instruction/assessment cycle, as illustrated in the assessment model below.

A model for meeting student achievement standards:

Content AreaObjectiveLevel
ReadingBasic Understanding12-21/22
Analyze Text12-21/22
Evaluate and Extend Meaning12-21/22
Reading and Writing Strategies12-21/22
Introduction to Print12
LanguageSentence Structure13-21/22
Writing Strategies13-21/22
Editing Skills13-21/22
MathematicsNumber and Number Relations12-21/22
Computation and Numerical Estimation12-21/22
Operation Concepts12-21/22
Geometry and Spatial Sense12-21/22
Data Analysis, Statistics, and Probability12-21/22
Patterns, Functions, Algebra12-21/22
Problem Solving and Reasoning12-21/22
ScienceScience Inquiry12-21/22
Physical Science12-21/22
Life Science12-21/22
Earth and Space Science12-21/22
Science and Technology12-21/22
Personal and Social Perspectives in Science13-21/22
History and Nature of Science19-21/22
Social StudiesGeographic Perspectives12-21/22
Historical and Cultural Perspectives12-21/22
Civics & Government Perspectives12-21/22
Economic Perspectives12-21/22





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National Standards

TerraNova, Third Edition Survey measures a common framework of national standards. Your Assessment Consultant can provide more information on the standards framework.

Additionally, the following tables provide examples illustrating how TerraNova, Third Edition Survey aligns with the framework of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), in particular:

State Standards

Survey provides:

  • Diagnostic data on students'progress toward specific state standards
  • Predictive scores indicating how a student will likely perform on state exams
  • Assessments that mirror the look and feel of your state exam.

Here's a sample report that predicts future student performance on state tests:

Schools and districts can purchase the following DRC|CTB products to help fine-tune instruction following administration of TerraNova, Third Edition Multiple Assessments:

  • Premier Reports include instructional activities based on individual student needs, and school/district summaries that help educators develop instructional strategies
  • Classroom Connections™, a companion to TerraNova, Third Edition, includes practice materials and teaching strategies for helping students work on particular standards and skills
TerraNova, Third Edition Survey Resources
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