Colorado READ Act Approves Summative Assessment TerraNova, Third Edition for Grades K-2

TerraNova®, Third Edition, from CTB/McGraw-Hill, has been selected by the CDE as an approved summative assessment for Grades K–2 to satisfy the requirements of the CO READ Act. TerraNova, Third Edition Complete Battery provides detailed diagnostic information. This series of assessments generates precise norm-referenced achievement scores, a full complement of criterion-referenced objective mastery scores, and performance-level information.

The major elements of reading and communication—reading comprehension, language usage and mechanics, vocabulary, and other related supporting skills—are measured in the Reading and Language tests.

  • In Reading, themes for the lowest test levels are broad and overarching. They provide meaning and purpose for beginning readers and test takers.
  • Passages at the lower levels are placed along a literacy continuum that is based on several models currently in use in education. The continuum begins with Oral Comprehension and progresses through the stages of Emergent or Beginning Reader, Early Reader 1, Early Reader 2, and Newly Fluent Reader, before culminating at the Independent Reader stage.
  • Passages are self-contained and appropriate in terms of readability, content, concept, and student interest.
  • Items focus on deeper meaning rather than on surface details alone. Test questions are arranged so that students move from initial understanding through interpretation and on to evaluation, then application of concepts to other situations. This process is similar to what a teacher uses in exploring texts with students in the classroom.

Improve student achievement and engage your students with TerraNova, Third Edition.

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