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All About TerraNova 3 Testing


According to the Data Recognition Corporation, TerraNova testing is a standardized way of assessing students who learn the Common Core State Standards in kindergarten through 12th grade. The exam is aligned with the National Assessment of Educational Progress and is used across the U.S. to see if students are prepared to advance to the next grade. Read on to learn more:

TerraNova 3

This exam combines the California Achievement Tests and Comprehensive Test of Basic Skills. TerraNova 3 is an achievement test often paired with InView, a cognitive abilities test. TerraNova 3 does not ask students to recite knowledge they have mastered in class. Instead, it asks children to dig deeper into their cognitive thinking and requires students to complete more complex answers than merely selecting a multiple-choice option. Schools can receive TerraNova 3 scores just a few days after submitting the tests, making it a very efficient choice for education policymaking.

The tests include reading, language arts, mathematics, science and social studies. Exams range from 40 minutes to an hour, and individual schools or districts choose when to proctor the tests. The results may be hand- or machine-scored, and students answer the questions with paper and a pencil. Teachers help students prepare by educating them throughout the school year on the skills to succeed on the TerraNova 3.

Parents may further bolster their children's abilities by offering the chance to take practice exams. These online tests provide example questions and answer samples to ease testing anxiety and help students gauge how they will perform on the real exam. Schools offer TerraNova 3 testing to assess if students are ready to progress through the grades. In doing so, teachers can alter their curricula to better accommodate grade-by-grade needs and promote students' success in the workforce or postsecondary education after high school.