Benefits of TerraNova NEXT

  • The new TerraNova NEXT uses the same technically sound, reliable, and valid qualities that you have come to expect from TerraNova 3. It will continue to provide norm-referenced, criterion-referenced, program.
  • TerraNova NEXT uses the same longitudinal growth scale as your current TerraNova 3 version (does not interrupt longitudinal tracking).
  • TerraNova NEXT provides a national inclusive norm linked to TerraNova 3 and also provides information on students relative to national College and Career Ready Standards.
  • Interactive Reporting data includes the ability to track performance at the student, class, school, and district/diocesan level.
  • TerraNova NEXT is a fully accessible online test. A paper/pencil version is also available for Grades K–2.
  • Items on the online assessment will be new and enhanced, focusing on student engagement.
  • TerraNova NEXT will have fast turn-around of results. All data and reports will be available in DRC Interactive Reporting for educators to dive deeper into student and class performance.


As an added benefit, all participating schools and districts will receive one
free year of the DRC BEACON interim assessment to use with your students
in grades 3–8! DRC BEACON is an interim assessment that illuminates student learning needs and measures progress throughout the year, allowing educators to target instruction and make informed decisions. Learn more at