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Testing Step-by-Step

Testing 1-2-3 Overview for Paper Tests

Step 1: Order the test.

Step 2: Administer the test.

Step 3: Return the test to Seton for scoring.

1. Order the standardized test, then Seton ships it with test directions.
2. Administer the test within the rental period.
3. Return all the test materials back to Seton immediately for scoring and test reports uploaded to your online account within about 2 weeks.

For school/group ordering, click the following link for Schools & Groups.

For individual ordering, click the following link for Individual Ordering.


Seton Testing is here to help you every step of the way.

BEFORE You Order

Step 1: Review “Getting Started” on the Test Administrators page. View the Test Comparison Charts and product description pages to decide which test is right for your students.

Step 2: Chat with one of our Testing Consultants at 800-542-1066 or online if you are still unsure of what to order. They will be glad to answer any questions you may have about the tests, test prep materials, or the testing policies. They can also help you place your order over the phone.

Step 3: Order online 3 weeks to 5 months before your desired test date at the product pages for the IOWACAT, or TerraNova/CAT 6.
Test prep products on your order are usually shipped within 1 business day while the actual test is usually shipped via trackable Media Mail about 2 weeks before the beginning week you select at check-out and usually arrives 4-8 business days after shipping. If you don’t receive your order within 8 business days of shipping, please contact us at 800-542-1066.
Your rental period begins the first day of your selected beginning test week.


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

Step 2: Follow the directions for administering the test within the 14-day, 21-day, or 30-day rental period for the test.

Step 3: After administering the test, follow the instructions contained in your Test Administration Directions for packaging the answer documents.

Step 4: Return all the answer documents and testing materials back to Seton Testing immediately via a trackable & insurable shipping method. Return shipping is the customer’s responsibility. Materials should be returned in their original condition to:

Seton Testing Services
1350 Progress Drive, Suite B
Front Royal, VA 22630

Step 5: After check-in processing, allow 2 weeks for test results from Seton.

  • Once your IOWA or TerraNova/CAT 6 tests are scored, results can be found in your user account created online at SetonTesting.com.
  • CAT E/Survey test results will be mailed to you and can be found in your online user account.