IOWA Tests - ITBS & ITED
Form A

Pricing and Grades

Grade Fall Spring Price
K 5R 6 $39
1 6 7 $39
2 7 8 $39
3 9 9 $29
4 10 10 $29
5 11 11 $29
6 12 12 $29
7 13 13 $29
8 14 14 $29
9 15 15 $29
10 16 16 $29
11 17/18 17/18 $29
12 17/18 17/18 $29

Administration Requirements

  • B.A. or B.S. Degree
  • Paper booklet test
  • Signed Test Administrator Form
  • Can be rented only by homeschools & private schools
  • 21-day rental period

Test Restrictions

State Restrictions: Iowa

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The Iowa Tests Form A are nationally normed standardized tests that offer educators a diagnostic look at how their students are progressing in key academic areas. Available for K-12, the Iowa tests allow educators to trace student achievement growth continuously. These tests can be administered year-round. The IOWA can be taken with the Interest Explorer™ to provide career guidance and counseling for 9th-12th graders, or with the Cognitive Abilities Test™ (CogAT) to identify gifted and talented students as well as at-risk students who may need further assessment.
B.A. or B.S. degree required for administration.

Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS®)
Grades K-8
Iowa Test of Educational Development (ITED®)
Grades 9-12

The IOWA Form A Evaluates:

IOWA Tests Form A - Complete Battery - Level 11

Language Skills
  • Vocabulary
  • Reading
  • Language
  • Word Analysis (Grades K-3 only)
  • Listening (Grades K-3 only)
  • Spelling
Mathematics
  • Math Concepts
  • Math Computation
  • Math Problem Solving
Science, Social Studies, and Study Skills
  • Social Studies
  • Science Materials
  • Sources of Information

How to Order a Standardized Test

Before Ordering the IOWA Form A

  • Orders must be placed 3 weeks to 5 months BEFORE your desired test date.
  • We ship standardized tests about 2 weeks before the testing date you select during check-out.
  • IOWA tests can only be rented by homeschooling families, homeschool support groups, or private schools.
  • Order the appropriate test level for these scoring times. Tests scored between the following dates will be scored with the following norming data.
    September 1 – November 30 Fall Norms
    December 1 – Last day of February Midyear Norms
    March 1 – August 31 Spring Norms
  • FROM July 1-February 28 ONLY if you want your test order sooner, do the following: For the IOWA, CogAT, and TerraNova/CAT 6, you will have to choose a test date at least 3 weeks from now, but in the comments box on the last page of check-out at the bottom say, “SEND IMMEDIATELY”. After placing your order call 800-542-1066 to confirm we got the message. IOWA, CogAt and TerraNova/CAT 6 orders placed over the phone or online after March 1st cannot be moved up and will ship for your testing date. This applies to walk-in customers also.

Steps for Ordering the IOWA Form A on our website

Step 1: Login to your Seton Testing account or Create an account.

Step 2: Sign Test Agreement.

Step 3: Add Test to Cart.

  • I. On the IOWA Form A page scroll down to the shopping cart area.
  • II. Add Student if they are not listed. Update Grade of the student each year you order.
  • III. Select the appropriate grade level test for the student and add the test to the cart.
  • IV. Click “Continue Shopping” on the shopping cart page to add more tests.
  • How to Order a Standardized Test

    Step 4: Check out.

  • Select a beginning Test Week that is 3 weeks to 5 months in the future.
  • Step 5: Place your order using Visa, MasterCard, or Discover.

    Step 6: Receive a confirmation email shortly after placing your order.

    Step 7: Receive your test(s) one week before the test date.

    Administration and Completion

    AFTER YOU RECEIVE THE TEST MATERIALS

    Step 1: Open your testing packet immediately and review your packing list/invoice to make sure all materials are present. If anything is missing, call Seton Testing immediately toll free at 800-542-1066.

    Step 2: Review your Test Administration Directions.

    Step 3: Keep materials in a secure location until you are ready to administer the test.

    Administration

    BA or BS Degree Required for administration. Follow the directions for administering the test.

    • K5–2 (Levels 5–8) must be administered separately by grade.
    • Grades 3–8 (Levels 09–14) may be administered together.
    • Grades 9–12 (Levels 15–17/18) may be administered together.

    Note that Level 9 includes two extra subtests—Word Analysis and Listening.

    Completion Times

    Tests for levels 9-17/18 are timed. Levels 5R and 6 are untimed and levels 7 and 8 are untimed except for a portion of Math Computation. Times listed in the administration directions for levels 5R-8 are only estimates.

    • K5–3 (Levels 5-9): 2.5–5 total hours over 3 days
    • Grades 4–8 (Levels 10-14): 3.5-6 total hours over 3 days
    • Grades 9–12 (Levels 15-17/18): 3.5-4.5 total hours over 2 days

    Note: These are approximate times for the Full Battery. If you opt to do just the core portions of the test (Reading, Language, and Math), administration time will decrease substantially.

    Returning Test Materials

    Step 1: Follow the instructions for preparing and packaging answer documents for scoring contained in your Test Administration Directions.
    Step 2: Mail ALL the answer documents and ALL the testing materials back to Seton Testing. Return shipping is the customer’s responsibility so please return test materials in their original condition via a trackable and insurable shipping method to:

    Seton Testing Services
    1350 Progress Drive
    Front Royal, VA 22630

    Step 3: Allow 2 weeks for test results from Seton. Once your IOWA Form A tests are scored, results can be found in your user account created online at SetonTesting.com. Please allow 6 to 8 weeks for scoring of the ITED® when ordered with the Interest Explorer™.

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    Rental Period

    • IOWA Form A test materials are 21-day rentals.
    • Your 21-day rental period starts from the first day of your selected testing week.
    • 21-day rental period extensions are $20 per test.

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    Return Shipping

    • Return shipping is the customer’s responsibility.
    • DO NOT return test materials in separate shipments.
    • Return all test materials in a single package via a trackable and insurable shipping method within the rental period unless special permission is obtained from Seton prior to the due date.
    • If any test materials are lost, or returned late or damaged (ripped, torn, stained, folded, creased, written in, etc.), the customer is responsible and will be charged $25 for each student test booklet and $40 for each test administration booklet that does not reach Seton or reaches Seton late or damaged. It is the customer’s responsibility to contact the shipping carrier for a claim on the materials.
    • Tests will not be scored until all test materials are returned and lost/late/damaged fees have been paid.

    Scoring Reports and Results

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    • Tests scored between the following dates will be scored with the following norming data.
      September 1 – November 30 Fall Norms
      December 1 – Last day of February Midyear Norms
      March 1 – August 31 Spring Norms
    • To automatically be scored at no extra cost according to a particular norm period, tests need to be returned to our facility postmarked no later than the last day of that norm period.
    • If you want a test scored for a norm period different from the current one, when you return the test include a check made out to Seton Testing Services for $15 per test for off-norm scoring and indicate the norm period (Fall, Midyear, or Spring) for which you want the test scored.

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    Additional Scoring Services and Fees for IOWA Form A & CogAT

    • Replacement fee for lost or damaged consumable test booklet – $25 per booklet
    • Replacement fee for lost or damaged answer document – $15 per answer document
    • Rental period extension – $20 per test per 21 days
    • Off-season scoring/norming – $15 per test
    • Handscoring of damaged, non-scorable tests – $50 per test
    • Additional Score Report – Emailed is $10 per report; Mailed is $15 per report.
    • Expedited Scoring – Scoring of tests within 1 business day of delivery to our offices – $25.00 per test (applicable to walk-ins as well, no exceptions)

    Policies & Procedures for the IOWA Form A, CogAT & IE

    Ordering

    • Setting up a user account & signing the IOWA Test Agreement is required for the IOWA Form A, CogAT, & Interest Explorer.
    • Orders for the IOWA Form A, CogAT, & Interest Explorer must be placed 3 weeks to 5 months before your test date.
    • Place your order online at the product pages for the IOWA Form A, CogAT, & Interest Explorer or by phone: 800-542-1066.
    • Seton accepts MasterCard, Visa or Discover Card.
    • All orders are subject to approval by Seton Testing Services.
    • Prices are subject to change without notice.
    • At times, the sale of certain tests to specific regions and/or states is restricted by Riverside.
    • If your order is incorrect, and we made the error, we will gladly correct it. Please call us as soon as possible at 800-542-1066 and notify us of the error. After verifying the error, we will then send you the correct items and a prepaid return label if something needs to be returned. Please Note: returns without our prepaid return label will be at your own expense, so please call us before sending anything back.

    Discount Policy

    • Orders of 25 or more IOWA Form A tests of any level get a 10% discount.
    • To qualify for these discounts, orders must be placed and score reports must be sent to the group coordinator or school.

    Test Administration

    • To administer the IOWA Form A, CogAT, or Interest Explorer you must complete a Test Agreement.
    • Some states may not permit parental administration of the test. It is your responsibility to check your state’s testing requirements.
    • Your 21-day rental period starts from the first day of the test week you selected at check-out.
    • 21-day rental period extensions are $20 per test.

    Shipping

    • Standard Service: All IOWA Form A test orders are shipped via a trackable method.
    • Back orders will be sent automatically to customers as soon as they become available.
    • School orders will arrive approximately 2 weeks before the test date. Homeschool orders will arrive approximately 1 week before the test date.

    Scoring

    • Tests will not be scored until all test materials are returned and lost/late/damaged fees have been paid.
    • Tests scored between the following dates are scored with the following norming data by default.
      September 1 – November 30 Fall Norms
      December 1 – Last day of February Midyear Norms
      March 1 – August 31 Spring Norms
    • Answer sheets should be completely filled out and checked for errors before they are returned.
    • Consumable tests booklets and answer documents not completed in a #2 pencil will not be scored. Handscoring charges may apply.
    • Contact Seton Testing for options before returning damaged answer sheets or damaged consumable test booklets to be scored.
    • Score reports should be available online in your user account within two weeks of receipt of your returned testing materials.
    • Seton does not send test results to third parties unless directed to by the account holder.
    • Reports for ITED with Interest Explorer will be scored and test reports will be available online in your user account within 6 to 8 weeks.

    Refunds

    • Before returning any unused tests for a refund or exchage, please call Seton at 1-800-542-1066 and talk to one of our Customer Service Representatives.
    • Returned materials must be in perfect, saleable condition: NOT DAMAGED or marked in any way.
    • Unused tests (along with any accompanying answer documents and/or directions) that are received within 21 days of the test date will receive a full refund less a 25% restocking fee if received in saleable condition. There is also a 25% restocking fee for exchanges.
    • Seton Testing reserves the right to give partial credit for incomplete and/or partially damaged returns.
    • Seton Testing will not be responsible for any loss or damage incurred in return shipments. Returns should be sent via a trackable shipping method.
    • The customer will not be reimbursed for shipping costs when returning materials for a refund or exchange.

    Ordering the IOWA Form A Test for a Private School or Group

    • IOWA Form A tests can only be rented by homeschools, homeschool support groups, or private schools.
    • Pricing for the IOWA Form A is $39 per test for grades K-2, and $29 per test for grades 3-12.
    • Orders of 25 or more IOWA Form A tests get 10% off.
    • To qualify for these discounts, orders must be placed and score reports must be sent to the group coordinator or school.
    • The price covers the cost of the student test booklets, test administration directions, answer sheets, basic shipping to you, scoring, and posting the test results.
    • If you want to send a Purchase Order to pay by check, please fill-out this credit application, fax it to 888-282-7806, and call us at 800-542-1066 with your credit card information to keep on file.
    • Creating an online account is required for ordering standardized tests.

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    Ordering Steps

    Please order 10 or more IOWA Form A tests at least 3-4 weeks before your desired test week.

    Step 1: Download this spreadsheet and the spreadsheet instructions and fill-in the spreadsheet with the student information we need for preparing the tests.

    Step 2: Email GroupOrders@SetonTesting.com the completed spreadsheet with the school or group contact information so we can add the data to your account and then contact you.

    Step 3: Login to your account at least 3-4 weeks before your desired test date to verify the accuracy of the information, select your test week, and pay for the order. We can’t schedule the testing week and ship the tests until the order has been paid.

    After you administer the tests, send ALL test materials back to Seton Testing for scoring.

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    Score Reports

    • The test score reports will be available within two weeks in your online account.
    • Test reports include individual student reports as well as overall school report.
    • Hard copies of test results will be shipped to the school or group coordinator to distribute to the group.

    How to Place a School or Group Order

    IOWA Form A FAQ

    Is the IOWA Form A a timed test? How long does it take to administer?

    Yes, it is timed and takes from one and one-half hours to five and one-half hours of actual working time for the students to complete, depending upon the grade level and the test taken. IOWA Form A tests are not timed in Levels 5R-8. Levels 7-8 on the IOWA Form A are timed only in the Mathematics Computation section of the test.

    Each section for the IOWA Form A is no longer than 30 minutes. No more than two or three tests should be given in one day. The tests should be spread out over a three or four day period.

    Click here to see what is tested at each level and the completion times for each section.

    Why are there two test level options for grades K-2?

    The first option is for Fall testing. The second option is for Spring testing. For example, Grade 1 Level 6 is for 1st graders in the Fall of the school year. Grade 1 Level 7 is for 1st graders in the Spring of the school year.

    What type of test is the IOWA Form A?

    The IOWA Form A is a nationally normed achievement test. Achievement tests measure skills that are learned in school and address specific content areas such as reading and mathematics and measure academic progress. Your child’s scores are compared to the scores of other children who have taken the test, the norming population for the test. There is no direct correlation between the number of correct answers and the percentiles reported. If, for example, a student scores at the fifty-seventh percentile, it indicates that a student scored higher than fifty-seven percent of students who took this test in the national sampling group for his grade level, not that the student got fifty-seven percent of the questions correct.

    What is tested on the IOWA Test of Basic Skills (ITBS®), Grades K-8?

    The IOWA Form A tests students in Reading (Levels 6-14), Language (Levels 5R-14), Math (Levels 5R-14), Vocabulary (Levels 5R-14), Spelling (Levels 7-14), Word Analysis (Levels K5-9), Listening (Levels K5-9), Social Studies (Levels 9-14), Science (Levels 9-14) and Sources of Information (Levels 7-14). The Sources of Information test for Levels 7-8 measure students’ abilities to use information resources and to judge their usefulness. At Levels 7 and 8, a single Sources of Information test assesses students’ skills in alphabetizing and in using picture dictionaries, tables of contents, and maps. All questions for those sections for Levels 7 and 8 are read aloud by the teacher. At Levels 9-14, there are two separate tests for Sources of Information: Maps and Diagrams and Reference Materials. Click the following link for a detailed chart of the IOWA Form A Scope & Sequence.

    What is tested on the IOWA Test of Educational Development (ITED®), 9-12?

    The ITED is the IOWA Form A test for high school students. It tests students in Grades 9-12 in the areas of Vocabulary, Reading Comprehension, Language (Revising Written Materials), Spelling, Mathematics (Concepts and Problem Solving and Math Computation), Analysis of Social Studies Materials, Analysis of Science Materials and Sources of Information. The Sources of Information test evaluates students’ abilities to use important information sources. The skills a student needs in order to find and use data efficiently include familiarity with the resources of a well-equipped media center. Click the following link for a detailed chart of the IOWA Form A Scope & Sequence.

    Do students have time to complete the IOWA Form A in the allotted time?

    The IOWA Form A test is designed so that almost all students have time to complete the test. Levels 5-8 of the IOWA Form A test are untimed, except for the Math Computation Test in Levels 7-8. The percentage of students completing the final question in each section of each subtest varies by grade and format. Approximately 94-99% of students complete the tests in the time allotted. Please read and adhere to the testing directions for the timing of each test section.

    Can the IOWA Form A be administered to students with special needs?

    The IOWA Form A can be administered with accommodations or modifications to students whose special needs may make it difficult for them to demonstrate their achievement when standard testing procedures are used.

    Most students requiring accommodations or modifications will have been identified as eligible for special education services and will have an Individualized Education Program (IEP), an Individualized Accommodation Plan (IAP), or a Section 504 Plan. The IEP or other plan ordinarily indicates whether the student should receive testing accommodations or modifications during standardized assessments and what the nature of those accommodations or modifications should be.

    IOWA Form A – Complete Battery (ITBS for K-8 & ITED for Grades 9-12)

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    IOWA Form A – Complete Battery (ITED) with Interest Explorer (Grades 9-12)

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    IOWA Form A – Complete Battery (ITED) with CogAT & IE (Grades 9-12)

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