Terra Nova

Eman Schools Students in 1st &  2nd grade take the Terra Nova examination each Spring.

  • Students in 1st and 2nd grade are tested on Reading/Language Arts, Math, Social Studies & Science.

The Terra Nova is a standardized achievement test designed to provide achievement scores that are valid for most types of educational decision-making.

  • Primarily, the inferences from the test results include measurement of achievement of individual students relative to a current nationwide normative group and relative program effectiveness based on the results of groups of students.
  • Progress can be tracked over years and grades.
  • The results are used to analyze the strengths and weaknesses of a student’s achievement in each content area, to plan for further instruction, to plan for curriculum development, and to report progress to parents.
  • The purpose is to assess academic achievement for most types of educational decision-making. (E.g., on program effectiveness, class grouping, needs assessment, and placement in special programs)

  • In terms of educational reliability, the Terra Nova has had the advantage of longstanding and thorough data on validity and reliability.
  • In terms of content validity, it has proven to be on par with the best achievement test batteries.

The test was developed through numerous revisions with a specific focus on relevance to actual curricular practice.


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