The Terra Nova test is administered during the second semester of each
year to all HSE second grade students. It is a multiple choice, standardized
test designed to measure content, processes and objectives taught throughout the
nation. The test content reflects national standards in reading, language and
math derived from curriculum guides, teacher groups, and state frameworks.
Parents receive score reports indicating how their child performed in each of
the three tested areas compared to other students across the nation. This
information along with classroom assessments and student classwork can be used
to identify each student’s potential strengths and needs in reading, language
and math. By identifying these strengths and needs early, measures can be taken
to intervene with appropriate instruction and intervention strategies.
The InView test is a cognitive abilities test, composed of five subtests,
administered each fall to students in grades 3 and 4 and during the second
semester to second grade students. The subtests measured are Sequences,
Analogies, Quantitative Reasoning, Verbal Reasoning-Words, and Verbal
Reasoning-Context. Teachers can use the results from InView to assist in
planning appropriate instructional strategies for each student and in grouping
students by ability level. The test is also used to help identify Gifted and
Talented students and those performing below what would be expected.