Test Comparison Charts

Seton offers year-round testing & scoring services.
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Nationally Normed Standardized Achievement Tests

Standardized tests are meant to show proof of progress. 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.

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All of our tests can be used by home schools and private schools.

TerraNova can also be used by public schools.

IOWA
Form A
IOWA Tests - Complete Battery - Level 11

CAT
Survey
CAT - California Achievement Test

TerraNova
2nd Edition
TerraNova/CAT 6

Stanford 10
Online

stanfordlogo All of our tests can be done on flexible days EXCEPT Stanford Online which is given on Mon. & Tues. or Wed. & Thurs.

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 Booklet? Paper Booklet Paper Booklet Paper Booklet Online
State Restrictions
Not available for customer use in the listed states or areas for the grades indicated.
Iowa (All Grades)
New Jersey (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
60601-60660
BA/BS Degree Required? 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
Scope & Sequence
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IOWA Scope & Sequence CAT Scope & Sequence TerraNova Scope & Sequence Stanford Scope & Sequence
Timed or Untimed? K-1 Untimed.
Grades 1-2 (levels 7-8) are untimed except for a portion of the Math Computation test.
Grades 3-12 Timed.
Timed Timed Untimed
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 complete or survey battery 2.75–5.5 hours over 2 days depending on full or abbreviated battery
Lead Time for Ordering* 3 weeks – 5 months Now – 5 months 3 weeks – 5 months 3 weeks – 5 months
Who Can Order? Homeschoolers & private schools Homeschoolers and private schools Homeschoolers, private schools, & public schools Homeschoolers & private schools
Agreement Required?** Yes No Yes Yes
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
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IOWA Sample Report CAT Sample Report TerraNova Sample Report Stanford Complete Report
Stanford Abbrev. 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

*FROM July 1-February 28 ONLY if you want your test order sooner, do the following: For the IOWA and TerraNova, 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. For the Stanford Online, in the comments box indicate the dates you actually want to test. After placing your order contact our Stanford personnel to confirm the change: Toll-Free Phone: 888-766-0029. E-mail: stanfordonline@setontesting.com.

**This is a one-time event. Product cannot be shipped until Test Agreement Form is signed.

***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.

****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.

Supplemental Tests

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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Cognitive Abilities Test™

Cognitive Abilities Test

Interest Explorer™

Interest Explorer

Algebra Placement Test

Algebra Placement Test

Available Grade Levels 2-12 9-12 7-9
Online or Paper Paper Paper Online
State Restrictions
Not available for customer use in the listed states or areas.
Dallas ISD zip codes
(Independent School District)
New Jersey
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
Sentence Completion
Verbal Analogies
Quantitative Relations
Number Series
Equation Building
Figure Classification
Figure Analogies
Figure Analysis
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 & Life Sciences & Mathematics
Protective Services
Sales

19 key concepts essential for success in Algebra I
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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
Timed/Untimed Timed Untimed Untimed
Estimated Completion Times 2½ hours 45 minutes 1 hour
Lead Time for Ordering 3 weeks – 5 months 3 weeks – 5 months Now
Who Can Order? Homeschoolers & private schools Homeschoolers & private schools Homeschoolers, private schools, & public schools
Test Agreement Required? Yes Yes No
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 Reading and Math diagnostic online assessments.

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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DORA K-12

DORA
Phonemic Awareness

DORA
Spanish/EDELL

ADAM

DOMA
Pre-Algebra

DOMA
Algebra

Grade Levels K-12 Pre-K K-12 K-7 6-12 6-12
Online or Paper Online Online Online Online Online Online
State Restrictions None None None None None None
BA/BS Required? No No No No No No
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
Timed/Untimed Untimed Untimed Untimed Untimed Untimed Untimed
Completion Time ½-1 hour ½-1 hour ½-1 hour ½-2 hours 15-45 minutes 20-50 minutes
Who Can Order? Homeschoolers, private schools, & public schools Homeschoolers, private schools, & public schools Homeschoolers, private schools, & public schools Homeschoolers, private schools, & public schools Homeschoolers, private schools, & public schools Homeschoolers, private schools, & public schools
Scoring Time Immediately on completion Immediately on completion Immediately on completion Immediately on completion Immediately on completion Immediately on completion
Sample Reports Parent
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Student Gain
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