The TerraNova is an optional, standardized test available to students each spring. It is produced by CTB/McGrawHill. Please Note: Clonlara does not require standardized testing.
“Standardized” means that the test is always given and scored the same way. The same questions are asked and the same directions are given for each test. Specific time limits are set and each student’s performance may be compared with that of all the other students taking the same test.
Some state regulations require homeschooled students to take a standardized test.
Some students like to do so to get a sense of how they’re doing compared to students in traditional school settings.
For students in Grades 1–12 it tests objective/mastery in Reading/ Language Arts, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies.
The Kindergarten version tests only for Reading/Language Arts and Mathematics.
The TerraNova is taken by our students at their homes and is proctered by a parent or other qualified individual. Specific guidelines, issued by CTB/McGraw-Hill, must be followed in order to administer the test.
In states or districts where tests must be given as required by law, further requirements may be in effect. Often this involves hiring a certified teacher to proctor the test. Please make yourself aware of your school district or state regulations.
February: Test orders due to Clonlara.
March: Test materials mailed out to families.
April: Completed tests due back to Clonlara and sent to CTB/McGraw-Hill for scoring.
Mid-June: CTB/McGraw-Hill sends test results to Clonlara. Copies of test results are mailed to families and placed in students' official cumulative file folders.
Please call (734) 769-4511 and ask to speak with the Registrar.
Clonlara School is welcoming: We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, gender, nationality or ethnic origin in administration of our educational and admissions policies.