Test Comparison Charts
If you are new to testing with Seton, you may want to take a look at our overview of the testing process.
- ALL of our testing services and products can be used by home schools and private schools.
- Public schools can use the TerraNova/CAT 6, the Let’s Go Learn reading and math diagnostic tests, and any of our test prep products.
- ALL of our tests can be done on flexible days EXCEPT Stanford Online which is given on Mondays & Tuesdays or Wednesdays & Thursdays.
Nationally Normed Standardized Tests
Standardized tests are meant to show proof of progress for state reporting requirements. They are not pass/fail tests. The test results show how your student compares nationally to other students in the same grade level who took the same test at the same time of year (Fall, Midyear, or Spring) when the test was first normed.
Some states may not necessarily require you to report the test results but only to keep them on file. The test results are posted to your online account at SetonTesting.com and kept securely on file there for your use. You can download them and print them from there and use them as needed for state reporting purposes or to give to school authorities as aids in determining grade placement or curriculum/course development for your child/student. You can refer to www.hslda.org for more details on your state’s testing requirements.
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All of our tests can be used by home schools and private schools. The TerraNova can also be used by public schools.
All of our tests can be done on flexible days EXCEPT Stanford Online which is given on Mondays & Tuesdays or Wednesdays & Thursdays.
|Year Test Was Normed||2005||1986||2005||2007|
|Grade Levels Available||Grades K-12||Grades 4-12||Grades K-12||Grades 3-12|
|Online or Paper Format?||Paper booklet||Paper booklet||Paper booklet||Online|
Not available for shipment to the listed states or areas for the grades indicated.
New Jersey (Grade 8)
New York (Grade 8)
|None||Georgia (All Grades)
North Dakota (Grades 2-12)
Wisconsin (Grades 3, 4, 7-12)
Washington, DC (Grades 3-10)
|Illinois zip codes
|BA/BS Degree Requirement?||Yes||No||No||No|
|Subjects Covered||Reading, Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, and Sources of Information||Reading, Language Arts, Math||Reading, Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies||Reading, Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies|
|Timed or Untimed Test?||K-1 Untimed.
Grades 1-2 (levels 7-8) are untimed except for a portion of the Math Computation test.
Grades 3-12 Timed.
|Completion Time Estimates
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|2½–6 hours over 2-3 days depending on grade level||2½ hours||2-5½ hours over 2-3 days depending on grade level and full or abbreviated battery||2.75–5.5 hours over 2 days depending on full or abbreviated battery|
|Rental Period||21 days||30 days||21 days||N/A|
|Scoring Time||Within 2 weeks||Within 2 weeks||Within 2 weeks||1-2 days|
|Report Types Available||Individual, Class, or School||Individual||Individual||Individual|
|Sample Test Reports||IOWA Sample Report||CAT Sample Report||TerraNova Sample Report||Stanford Sample Report|
|Test Prep Products||Grades K-12||Grades 1-8||Grades K-8||Grades 3-12|
|Price*||Grades K-2: $39/3-12: $29||$29.00||$40.00||$40.00|
*The price of the standardized test covers the cost of the student test booklets, test administration directions, answer sheets, basic shipping to you, scoring, and posting the test results.
The Cognitive Abilities Test™ (CogAT) is used to identify gifted and talented students as well as at-risk students who may need further assessment.
Interest Explorer™ provides career guidance and counseling for 9th-12th graders.
The Online Algebra Placement Test (APT) is a quick and easy way to see if your student is ready for Algebra I.
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|Available Grade Levels||2-12||9-12||7-9|
|Online or Paper||Paper||Paper||Online|
Not available for customer use in the listed states or areas.
|Dallas ISD (Independent School District) zip codes, NJ and New York (Grades 8-9, Level F)||Iowa, Missouri, Utah (Grade 11), Virgin Islands and the Dallas Independent School District||None|
|BA or BS Degree Required?||Yes||Yes||No|
|Subjects Covered||Verbal Classification
|Career areas assessed are: Animals and Plants, Arts, Business Services, Computer Technology, Customer Services, Educational and Social Services, Engineering Technology, Legal Services, Management and Administration, Mechanical and Craft Technology, Medical Sciences, Physical and Life Sciences and Mathematics, Protective Services, Sales||19 key concepts essential for success in Algebra I
Fractional Equations, Division Rule for Equations, Subtraction and Multiplication of Signed Numbers, Addition-Subtraction Rule for Equations, Percent Word Problems, Addition and Subtraction of Mixed Numbers and Fractions, Addition-Subtraction and Multiplication Rules for Equations,
Variables and Evaluation, Symbols of Inclusion, Least Common Multiple, Two-Step Equations with Fractions, Word Problems with Ratios, Ratio and Proportion, Simplifying Equations, Rules for Addition and Signed Numbers, Percent Word Problems and Visualizing Percents Less than 100, Exponents and Signed Numbers, Rate Word Problems, Evaluation with Signed Numbers
|Estimated Completion Times||2½ hours||45 minutes||1 hour|
|Rental Period||21 days||21 days||N/A|
|Scoring Time||Within 2 weeks||Within 6 to 8 weeks||Immediately on completion|
|Test Prep Available?||Yes||N/A||N/A|
|Price||Grade 2: $39. Grades 3-12: $29||$48.50 includes IOWA test||$20 includes a FREE redo|
“Let’s Go Learn” Diagnostic Testing Products for Reading and Math
These 6 unique assessments function like a reading and math specialist. They have been statistically validated for reliability and offer accurate assessment reports tied to state reading and math standards. Results provide comprehensive recommendations to help guide your student’s progress. You can purchase several of these tests at once and take them at different times or at the same time on several different computers if you have several students that need to take the tests at the same time. The tests can take up to an hour to complete. You can save sessions and come back to them later.
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|Online or Paper||Online||Online||Online||Online||Online||Online|
|Subjects Covered||high-frequency words, word recognition, phonics, phonemic awareness, oral vocabulary, spelling, reading comprehension, fluency||addition, deletion, substitution, identification, categorization, blending, segmenting, isolation, rhyming||high-frequency words, word recognition, phonics, phonemic awareness, oral vocabulary, spelling, reading comprehension||Numbers and Operations, Algebra, Geometry, Data Analysis, Measurement||integer operations, fraction operations, decimal operation, comparing and converting, estimating and rounding, evaluating exponents, ratios and proportions, simplifying expressions, coordinate graphing, linear functions, simple equations, geometry, interpreting data, simple probability||evaluating advanced exponents, solving linear equations, graphing and analyzing linear equations, relations and functions, solving and graphing inequalities, solving and graphing systems, polynomial equations, factoring polynomials, radical equations and expressions, quadratic equations, rational expressions and equations|
|Estimated Completion Time||½-1 hour||½-1 hour||½-1 hour||½-1 hour||½-1 hour||½-1 hour|
|Scoring Time||Immediately on completion||Immediately on completion||Immediately on completion||Immediately on completion||Immediately on completion||Immediately on completion|