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A Look at Progress

Standardized tests aren’t pass or fail. They’re meant to show progress! Do you know how your student compares to other students nationally? Find out with standardized testing. You’ll see where your students are excelling and where improvement might be needed.

Test Comparison

Publisher
Publisher Riverside Assessments Riverside Assessments Pearson Pearson
Year Test Was Normed
Year Test Was Normed 2005 2017 2018 2007
  Grade Levels Available
Grade Levels Available Grades K–12 Grades K–12 Grades K–12 Grades 3–12
  Online or Paper Booklet?
Online or Paper Booklet? Paper Booklet Paper Booklet Paper Booklet Online
  State Restrictions—not available for customer use in the listed states or areas for the grades indicated.
State Restrictions—not available for customer use in the listed states or areas for the grades indicated. Iowa
All Customers
Chicago
All Customers
Iowa
All Customers
New Jersey
Level 14 All Customers
New York
Level 14 All Customers
Texas
Fort Worth ISD All Customers
Houston ISD All Customers
Some areas in Florida
Zip Codes: 33010-33196, 33009, 33023, 33037, 33101
Public/Charter
Schools/Homeschoolers
Texas
Public Schools
The Stanford 10 Online is only offered in the United States.
  BA/BS Degree Required?
BA/BS Degree Required? Yes Yes Yes No
  Subjects Covered
Subjects Covered
  • Reading
  • Language Arts
  • Math
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Sources of Information
  • Reading
  • Language Arts
  • Math
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Sources of Information
  • Reading
  • Language Arts
  • Math
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Reading
  • Language Arts
  • Math
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  Test Evaluates
Test Evaluates
  • Word analysis
  • Reading comprehension
  • Vocabulary
  • Mathematics
  • Language
  • Spelling
  • Social studies/science
  • Listening
  • Word analysis
  • Reading comprehension
  • Vocabulary
  • Mathematics
  • Language
  • Spelling
  • Social studies/science
  • Listening
  • Word study skills
  • Reading skills/comprehension
  • Vocabulary
  • Mathematics
  • Language
  • Spelling
  • Social studies/science
  • Listening
  • Word study skills
  • Reading skills/comprehension
  • Vocabulary
  • Mathematics
  • Language
  • Spelling
  • Social studies/science
  • Listening
  Completion Time Estimates
Completion Time Estimates Timed Test
2.5–6 hours over 2–3 days depending on grade level
Timed Test
2.5–6 hours over 2–3 days depending on grade level
Untimed Test
K5
2.5 hours over 3 days
Grades 1–8
5–5.5 hours over 3 days
Grades 9–12
4 hours over 2 days
2.75–5.5 hours over 5 days depending on full or abbreviated battery
  Who Can Order?
Who Can Order? Homeschoolers & private schools Private schools Homeschoolers & private schools Homeschoolers & private schools
  Agreement Required?
Agreement Required? Yes Yes Yes Yes
  Rental Period
Rental Period 30 days 30 days 30 days N/A
  Scoring Time
Scoring Time Within 10 business days Within 10 business days Within 10 business days Within 10 business days
  Report Types Available
Report Types Available Individual, Class, or School Individual, Class, or School Individual, Class, or School Individual
  Sample Test Reports
Sample Test Reports IOWA Form A IOWA Form E Stanford 10 Stanford 10 Online
  What’s included in My Order?
What’s included in My Order?
  • Directions for Administration (one copy per class)
  • ITBS/ITED Test Booklet
  • Test Administrator Guidelines/Checksheet
  • Answer Document (Grades 4–12)
  • Score Reports
  • Free Shipping
  • Directions for Administration (one copy per class)
  • ITBS/ITED Test Booklet
  • Test Administrator Guidelines/Checksheet
  • Answer Document (Grades 4–12)
  • Score Reports
  • Free Shipping
  • Directions for Administering (one copy per class)
  • Stanford 10 Test Booklet
  • Test Administrator Guidelines/Checksheet
  • Answer Document (Grades 4–12)
  • Score Reports
  • Free Shipping
  • Directions for Administering
  • Practice Test
  • Test
  • Tools
  • Secure Pearson® browser
  • Score reports
Publisher
Publisher Riverside Assessments Riverside Assessments Riverside Assessments Pearson
Year Test Was Normed
Year Test Was Normed 2006 2005 2011 2002
  Grade Levels Available
Grade Levels Available Grades 7–8 Grades 2–6 Grades 2–6 Grades K–12
  Online or Paper Booklet?
Online or Paper Booklet? Paper Booklet Paper Booklet Paper Booklet Paper Booklet
  State Restrictions—not available for customer use in the listed states or areas for the grades indicated.
State Restrictions—not available for customer use in the listed states or areas for the grades indicated. None None
Chicago
All Customers
New Jersey
Level 14 All Customers
New York
Level 14 All Customers
South Carolina
Level 8 All Customers
Texas
Fort Worth ISD All Customers
Connecticut
All Customers
New Jersey
All Customers
New York
All Customers
  BA/BS Degree Required?
BA/BS Degree Required? Yes Yes Yes Yes
  Subjects Covered
Subjects Covered Algebra acquired reasoning abilities acquired reasoning abilities acquired reasoning abilities
  Test Evaluates
Test Evaluates
  • Interpret mathematical information in graphs or text
  • Represent numerical relationships by using formulas
  • Use important algebraic symbols
  • Work with math concepts needed for success in algebra
  • Verbal Classification
  • Sentence Completion
  • Verbal Analogies
  • Quantitative Relations
  • Number Series
  • Equation Building
  • Figure Classification
  • Figure Analogies
  • Figure Analysis
  • Verbal Classification
  • Sentence Completion
  • Verbal Analogies
  • Quantitative Relations
  • Number Series
  • Equation Building
  • Figure Classification
  • Figure Analogies
  • Figure Analysis
  • Detecting likenesses and differences
  • Recalling words and numbers
  • Defining words
  • Following directions
  • Classifying
  • Establishing sequence
  • Solving arithmetic problems
  • Completing analogies
  Completion Time Estimates
Completion Time Estimates 50 min. 2.5 hours 2.5 hours 1.5 hours
  Who Can Order?
Who Can Order? Homeschoolers & private schools Homeschoolers & private schools Private schools Homeschoolers & private schools
  Agreement Required?
Agreement Required? Yes Yes Yes Yes
  Rental Period
Rental Period N/A 30 days 30 days 30 days
  Scoring Time
Scoring Time Self Scored Within 10 business days Within 10 business days Within 10 business days
  Report Types Available
Report Types Available Individual Individual, Class, or School Individual, Class, or School Individual, Class, or School
  Sample Test Reports
Sample Test Reports Raw Scores
Norm-referenced scores: percentile ranks, normal curve equivalents, and stanines.
CogAT Form 6 CogAT Form 7 OLSAT 8
  What’s included in My Order?
What’s included in My Order?
  • Directions for Administration
  • IAAT Test Booklet
  • Self-scoring Answer Document
  • Score Conversion Table
  • Free Shipping
  • Directions for Administration (one copy per 25)
  • CogAT Test Booklet
  • Answer Document
  • Score Reports
  • Free Shipping
  • Directions for Administration (one copy per 25)
  • CogAT Test Booklet
  • Answer Document
  • Score Reports
  • Free Shipping
  • Directions for Administration (one copy per 25)
  • OLSAT Test Booklet
  • Answer Document
  • Score Reports
  • Free Shipping

Achievement Tests

Standford 10
Stanford 10

For achievement testing you can trust, consider Pearson’s revised Stanford 10. It’ll help you evaluate your students’ progress, see how they compare to national and state standards, and identify students that need more help.

Recommended Levels

Grade Fall Spring
K SESAT 1 SESAT 2
1 SESAT 2 Prim 1
2 Prim 1 Prim 2
3 Prim 2 Prim 3
4 Prim 3 Inter 1
5 Inter 1 Inter 2
6 Inter 2 Inter 3
7 Inter 3 Adv 1
8 Adv 1 Adv 2
9 Adv 2 Adv 2 or TASK 1
10 TASK 2 TASK 2
11 TASK 3 TASK 3
12 TASK 3 TASK 3
Standford 10 Online
Stanford 10 Online

For simple test administration and even faster results, consider the Stanford 10 Online for grades 3—12. You’ll receive results in as little as 5 business days.

Recommended Levels

Grade Fall Spring
3   Prim 3
4 Prim 3 Inter 1
5 Inter 1 Inter 2
6 Inter 2 Inter 3
7 Inter 3 Adv 1
8 Adv 1 Adv 2
9 Adv 2 Adv 2 or TASK 1
10 TASK 2 TASK 2
11 TASK 3 TASK 3
12 TASK 3 TASK 3
Iowa Tests

To evaluate your students through reliable testing, consider The Iowa Tests. They’ll help you check student progress in key academic areas and trace each student’s achievement growth from kindergarten to grade 12.

For help on deciding which Form to use, please look at our Comparison Chart.

Iowa Tests
Form A

Christian School/Homeschool

Recommended Levels

Grade Fall Spring
K 5R 6
1 6 7
2 7 8
3 9 9
4 10 10
5 11 11
6 12 12
7 13 13
8 14 14
9 15 15
10 16 16
11 17/18 17/18
12 17/18 17/18
Iowa Tests
Form E

Christian School

Recommended Levels

Grade Fall Spring
K 5/6 5/6
1 5/6 7
2 7 8
3 9 9
4 10 10
5 11 11
6 12 12
7 13 13
8 14 14
9 15 15
10 16 16
11 17/18 17/18
12 17/18 17/18

Learning Ability

Cognitive Abilities Tests (CogAT)

The Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) can help you measure your students’ acquired reasoning abilities that relate to their success in school.

Cognitive Ability Tests
Form 6

Christian School/Homeschool

Recommended Levels

Grade Fall Spring
2 2 2
3 B B
4 B B
5 D D
6 D D
Cognitive Ability Tests
Form 7

Christian School

Recommended Levels

Grade Fall Spring
2 8 8
3 9 9
4 10 10
5 11 11
6 12 12
Otis-Lennon School Ability Test
Otis-Lennon School Ability Test (OLSAT)

The Otis-Lennon School Ability Test (OLSAT) can help you evaluate your students’ abilities to perform learning-related tasks.

Recommended Levels

Grade Fall Spring
2 C C
4 E E
5 E E
6 F F
7 F F
8 F F

Algebra Aptitude

Algebra Aptitude
Algebra Aptitude

The Iowa Algebra Aptitude Test (IAAT) measures how ready your students are for algebra and helps you place students in pre-algebra and one- or two-year algebra programs.

Support Materials

Classroom Planning Guide
Guide for Classroom Planning

Administrators and homeschool parents can test more confidently after reading this guide. You’ll see what areas the Stanford 10 tests, be able to better understand and interpret your students’ scores, and use test results to more effectively group students for instruction.

Test Coordinator Guide
Test Coordinator Guide

If you’re administering The Iowa Tests® for your school, you’ll want the Test Coordinator Guide. It comes as a CD-ROM in Adobe Acrobat PDF format and helps you use the ITBS®/ITED® more effectively.

Interpretive Guides
Interpretive Guides

Interpretive guides give suggestions on reporting test results and help evaluate student achievement. Choose between the administrator version and the teachers & counselors version to get specific insight for your role.

Cumulative Record Folder
Cumulative Record Folder

This 9” by 12” folder is perfect for recording a student’s personal information, school record, graduation data, and more.

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