TerraNova Tests

Pricing and Grades

K-12 Complete Battery
with Plus Test
$40
2-4, 6-12 Survey Battery
with Plus Test
$40

Administration Requirements

  • B.A. or B.S. Degree Not Required
  • Completed Test Agreement Form (one-time completion required by publisher)
  • Can be rented by homeschools, private schools and public schools (on school letterhead)

Test Restrictions

State Restrictions: TerraNova/CAT6 tests are unavailable for customer use in:
Georgia (all levels),
North Dakota (levels 12-21/22),
Wisconsin (levels 13, 14, 17-21/22),
Washington, DC (levels 13-20).

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The TerraNova 2, also known as the CAT 6, is the newest form of the California Achievement Test available. It is a nationally-recognized, norm-referenced test that meets most states’ annual testing requirements. The TerraNova/CAT 6 was normed in 2005, and replaces the CAT 5. It provides a series of tests that are easy to administer, stimulating to take, and most importantly extremely accurate in their assessment of student achievement. This test is the updated CAT 5. TerraNova 2/CAT 6 tests can be rented by homeschools, private schools (on school letterhead) and public schools (on school letterhead). NO BACHELOR’S DEGREE REQUIRED!

TerraNova, Second Edition® (CAT 6), is now available from Seton in the following forms:

Complete Battery
Kindergarten
Level 10
Complete Battery Plus
Grades 1-12
Level 11-21/22
Survey Plus
Grades: 2, 3, 4, 6-12
Levels 16-21/22

TerraNova/CAT 6The TerraNova/CAT 6 Evaluates:

  • Reading
  • Word Analysis
  • Vocabulary
  • Language
    • • Usage
    • • Mechanics
    • • Spelling
  • Mathematics
    • • Computation
    • • Problem Solving and Concepts
  • Science
  • Social Studies

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ANNOUNCEMENT: The IOWA & TerraNova/CAT 6 tests are 21-day rentals effective November 1, 2016.

Before Ordering the TerraNova/CAT 6

  • Orders must be placed 3 weeks or more BEFORE your desired test date.
  • TerraNova tests can be rented by homeschoolers, homeschool support groups, private & public 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

Steps for Ordering the TerraNova/CAT 6 on our website

Create your Free Account at SetonTesting.com

  1. Login to your Seton Testing account.
    • Click here to create an account.
    • Accounts have the following benefits:
      I. Order History
      II. View Test Results
      III. Add or Update Student Information
      IV. Edit your Account Information
  2. Sign Test Agreement.
  3. Add Test to Cart.
      I. On the TerraNova page scroll down to the shopping cart area to select a test.
      II. Add or Update the student who will be taking the test.
      III. Add the test to the cart.
      IV. Click “Continue Shopping” on the shopping cart page to add more tests.
  4. Check out:
    • View Test Administrator Information.
    • Add or Edit Test Administrator if needed.
    • Choose a beginning Test Week that is 3 weeks or more in advance.
  5. Place your order using MasterCard, Visa or Discover Card.
  6. Receive a confirmation email shortly after placing your order.
  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:

  • K–3 (Levels 10-13) must be administered separately by grade.
  • Grades 4–5 (Levels 14–15) may be administered together.
  • Grades 6–8 (Levels 16–18) may be administered together.
  • Grades 9–12 (Levels 19–21/22) may be administered together.
Complete Battery Completion Times: Survey/Plus Battery Completion Times:
  • Grade K (Level 10): 2 hours
  • Grades 1–3 (Levels 11-13): 3 — 5½ hours over 2 to 3 days
  • Grades 4–12 (Levels 14–21/22): 4½-5½ hours over 3 days
  • Grades 2–3 (Levels 12–13): 2½ – 4 hours over 2 days
  • Grades 4–12 (Levels 14–21/22): 4½ hours over 2 days

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


ANNOUNCEMENT: The IOWA & TerraNova/CAT6 tests are 21-day rentals effective November 1, 2016.

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. Materials should be returned in their original condition via a trackable and insurable shipping method. Materials should be returned to:

Seton Testing Services
1350 Progress Drive
Front Royal, VA 22630

Step 3: Allow 2 weeks for test results from Seton. Once your TerraNova tests are scored, results can be found in your user account created online at SetonTesting.com.

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  • TerraNova/CAT 6 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.
  • ALL testing materials (booklets and instructions) must be returned to us BEFORE your tests are scored.
  • DO NOT return test materials in separate shipments. Return all test materials in a single package.

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  • Return shipping is the customer’s responsibility.
  • Materials must be returned undamaged to Seton via a trackable and insurable shipping method within 21 days of the beginning of the test week selected unless special permission is obtained from Seton prior to the due date. 21-day rental period extensions are $20 per test.
  • If any TerraNova/CAT 6 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 lost/late/damaged fees have been paid.

Scoring Reports and Results

  • 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.
  • PLEASE NOTE:  TerraNova tests grades K-1 are always scored according to Spring Norms.

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  • ALL testing materials (booklets and instructions) must be returned to us BEFORE your tests are scored.
  • Scores are available online in your user account within 2 weeks of the date we receive your returned testing materials.

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  • Year-round machine scoring at our facility.
  • Official TerraNova reports with norm-referenced scores: scaled, grade equivalent, stanine, percentile ranks, and graphed achievement percentiles.
  • Click here for sample Terranova test results.
  • Test score interpretation.

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Additional Scoring Services and Fees for TerraNova/CAT 6

  • Off-season scoring/norming – $15 per test
  • Handscoring of damaged, non-scorable tests – $50 per test
  • 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
  • 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 and Procedures for the TerraNova/CAT 6

Ordering

  • Creation of a user account and signing of a Test Agreement is required to order the TerraNova.
  • Orders may be placed online at the product page for the TerraNova, or by phone at 800-542-1066.
  • Orders for the TerraNova must be placed 3 weeks and up to 5 months before the test date.
  • Orders can be placed with a 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 CTB/McGraw Hill.
  • 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

  • As a special “thank you” to our customers who order tests for groups of students, Seton offers group discounts. To qualify for these discounts, orders must be placed, and score reports must be sent, to the group coordinator or school.
  • Orders of 10 or more TerraNova tests of any level get a 10% discount.

Test Administration

  • Testing Administrators who would like to administer the TerraNova must complete a Testing Agreement Form.
  • Some states may not permit parental administration of the test. It is your responsibility to check your state’s testing requirements. Refer to www.hslda.org for 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 orders are shipped via a trackable method.
  • School orders will arrive approximately 2 weeks before the test date. Homeschool orders will arrive approximately 1 week before the test date.
  • Back orders will be sent automatically to customers as soon as they become available.

Scoring

  • 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.

Refunds

  • Before returning any unused tests for a refund or exchange, 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 TerraNova for a School or Group

  • TerraNova tests can be rented by homeschools, private schools and public schools (on school letterhead).
  • Pricing for the TerraNova is $40 per test for grades K-12.
  • Orders of 10 or more TerraNova 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 and call us at 800-542-1066 with your credit card information to keep on file.

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Please order 10 or more TerraNova 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.

Step 3: Login to your account at least 3-4 weeks before your desired test date to verify the accuracy of the information, select a 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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  • The test score reports will be available within two weeks in your online account.
  • Test reports of individual students include scale scores, grade equivalent, and national percentile rank.
  • Hard copies of test results will be shipped to the school or group coordinator to distribute to the group.

TerraNova/CAT 6 FAQ

ANNOUNCEMENT: Effective November 1, 2016, the TerraNova/CAT6 test is a 21-day rental.

Is the TerraNova/CAT 6 a timed test? How long does it take to administer?

Yes, the TerraNova/CAT 6 is a timed test 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. All levels of the TerraNova/CAT 6 are timed.

No section for the TerraNova/CAT 6 is longer than 40 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.

What type of test is the TerraNova/CAT 6?

The TerrraNova/Cat 6 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 TerraNova/CAT 6 with the Plus Test , Grades K-12?

The TerraNova, Second Edition, known as the CAT 6 is the 6th edition of the California Achievement Test. It tests K-12 students in the areas of Reading (Grades K-12), Language (Grades K-12), Math (Grades K-12), Social Studies (Grades 1-12) and Science (Grades 1-12). It is available in Complete Battery or Survey form. Also included is the Plus Test, which tests Word Analysis (Levels 11-21/22), Vocabulary (Levels 11-21/22), Language Mechanics (Levels 12-21/22), Spelling (Levels 12-21/22) and Math Computation (Levels 11-21/22).

What is the difference between the Complete Battery w/Plus and the Survey w/Plus edition of the TerraNova/CAT 6?

The Survey edition is a shortened form of the TerraNova/CAT 6 that is composed from a subset of items found in the Complete Battery. Administering the Survey form of the test takes about half as much time as the Complete Battery. Both the Survey and the Complete Battery measure the same content areas, but the Survey has fewer questions. The Survey is a shorter test and does not provide the breadth of coverage for each objective that is found in the Complete Battery. The Plus tests are the same for both forms of the test.

When should the Complete Battery w/Plus, and when should the Survey w/Plus edition of the TerraNova/CAT 6 be used?

The publisher suggests that you should use the Complete Battery when making high stakes decisions (such as acceptance into an academic program), when you have three or more hours to administer a test, or when the results of a test are likely to be challenged. Use the Survey if the testing time is short, if you are screening for a program entry or exit, or using this as a pre/post test model for which the Survey would be your post test. The Survey w/Plus is offered for grades 2, 3, 4, and 6-12. The Complete Battery w/Plus is offered for grades 1-12 and the Complete Battery is offered for grade K.

What is the “Plus”?

The Plus section is additional math, reading, and language questions that are all optional.

Do students have time to complete the TerraNova/CAT 6 in the allotted time?

The TerraNova/Cat 6 test is designed so that almost all students have time to complete the test. 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.

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TerraNova 2/CAT 6 – Survey w/Plus (Grades 2-4, 6-12)

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