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TerraNova®, The Second Edition Complete Battery Achievement Test

The TerraNova®, The Second Edition is a nationally-recognized, norm- and criterion-referenced standardized test administered to elementary and secondary school students in public, private, and home schools across the country. This edition uses 2005 norms for scoring. It is one of numerous standardized tests available to chart the progress of students. The primary benefit of the TerraNova®, The Second Edition is its usefulness as a diagnostic tool to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses in a student's academic profile and to chart progress from year to year.This is not a survey test, but rather a full battery test covering content areas in reading, spelling, language, math, science, and social studies. Tests are available for grades K-12 (Kolbe currently does not offer testing for Kindergarten). Please check your state testing requirements at

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Tests will be machine scored by CTB/McGraw Hill. You should expect results 3-4 weeks after we receive your tests.

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The TerraNova®, The Second Edition standardized test represents different cultures and covers a broad range of subjects, appealing to all students. For authenticity, artwork simulates the material's original medium—such as a notice on a bulletin board, a newspaper article, or a journal entry.


Five reading subtests include a Word Analysis test for Grades 1-3, and Vocabulary and Comprehension (Reading, Parts 1 &2) tests for Grades 1-12.


This subtest for Grades 2-12 assesses three broad areas of spelling skills: vowel sounds, consonant sounds, and structural units.


The Language Mechanics and Language subtests work to measure a broad range of language and writing skills essential to full literacy. Test items measure the ability to apply standard usage and writing conventions and to develop effective sentences and paragraphs.


The Mathematics Computation and Mathematics Concepts and Applications subtests assess the ability to perform fundamental mathematics operations, apply mathematical concepts, and use a variety of problem-solving strategies.


Science items sample knowledge of the natural world and assess inquiry skills. Objectives are carefully targeted to the grade and match common curriculum groups: animal and plant life, matter and energy, and Earth and space sciences.

Social Studies

The Social Studies subtest measures understanding of various disciplines needed for a comprehensive global perspective: geography, economics, history, government, citizenship, sociology, and anthropology.

Complete Battery

The Complete Battery includes norm-referenced and criterion-referenced information in Reading, Spelling, Language, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies. We also include Vocabulary, Language Mechanics, Spelling and Mathematics Computation (Complete Battery with Plus, Form C). Criterion-referenced scores identify student master levels; optional thinking skills scores provide a measure of complex cognitive operations.

For questions about the TerraNova®, The Second Edition, please email us at testingr(at) Please note that phone orders are not allowed for the TerraNova®, The Second Edition standardized test. Thank you!

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