Terra Nova 3rd Grade Practice Questions
The TerraNova Test serves as an achievement test that is administered to students in grades K-12. The exam strives to assess higher-order thinking as well as other academic skills that the child has been taught in school. The test measures specific skill criteria such as achievement in reading, language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, vocabulary and spelling. The test is formatted as a multiple choice test, however 1st graders and above may be given free-response questions.
Third grade students taking the TerraNova should expect to see the following test areas; language, listening, mathematics, reading, reading comprehension, science/social studies, sources of information and vocabulary subtests. On the third grade TerraNova, students will begin to experience skill progression on the mathematics section. They will begin to see an increase in questions requiring multiplication, division, decimals, fractions and word problems. The more comfortable they are with these different types of questions, the more confident they will be on this section. The practice questions below will provide your child with the ability to familiarize themselves with the test content as well as the question formatting.
1.) Language: Spelling
Parent say to your child: “I am going to read the words that are in front of you in each question. Then i’m going to read you a sentence that includes those words. Fill in the circle next to the word that is not spelled right.
Parent: First read the number to the question you are on. Then read each sentence, emphasizing the words that are underlined. Then say, “fill in the circle next to the word that is misspelled.”
Parents say to your child: Please tell your child to read the question and circle the best answer.
Parents say to your child: Look at the picture. Below the pictures are incomplete sentences that describe what is happening in the picture. Read each sentence and choose the answer that completes the sentence in a way that best describes what is happening in the picture.
4.) Science and Social Studies
Parent say to your child: “The first part of this practice test is about pictures and words and what words mean. For each question there is a picture and 4 words. Fill in the circle next to the word that best describes the picture.”
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I teach third grade and we haven’t gone over division with remainders. This will be the first time we take the Terranova and I am worried.