Standardized Testing

Several state and national exams are administered each spring to Parkside Students.  Below is a comprehensive list of each exam, along with a list of links to help students prepare.

Upcoming Exams

Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS)
Grades 3 and 5 – all students

The Iowa Tests of Basic Skills, often known simply as the Iowa Tests, are a standardized test administered by the University of Iowa and used across the United States. It tests K–12 students on various subjects, such as mathematics and the language arts. Each test subject is scored with a percentile score, comparing him or her to the overall national results, and a grade equivalent, indicating the student’s progress within a hypothetical 15-year academic curriculum. (Source:  Wikipedia)

Terra Nova
Grades K, 1, 2 – selected students

TerraNova is a series of standardized achievement tests used in the United States designed to assess K-12 student achievement in reading, language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, vocabulary, spelling, and other areas. The test series is published by McGraw-Hill. (Source: Wikipedia)

Practice site for the TerraNova


The CRCT is designed to measure how well students acquire the skills and knowledge described in the Georgia Performance Standards (GPS). The assessments yield information on academic achievement at the student, class, school, system, and state levels. This information is used to diagnose individual student strengths and weaknesses as related to the instruction of the GPS, and to gauge the quality of education throughout Georgia. (Source: Georgia Department of Education)
CRCT Study Guides:  1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade


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