SUPERA

A Comprehensive Assessment Offering Multiple Measures of Achievement for Spanish Speakers

Subject Areas:

Evaluaciones Múltiples (Multiple Assessments)
Reading (Grades 1–10)
Math (Grades 1–10)
Language (Grades 1–10)

Evaluaciones Esenciales (Survey)
Reading (Grades K–10)
Math (Grades K–10)
Language (Grades K–10)

Assessment Type:
Standardized Achievement

Delivery Format:
Paper and Pencil

SUPERA® is the Spanish language version of the TerraNova® assessment series, with test results based on the same scale as English language editions. If you test both Spanish and English Language Learners (ELL) in the same school or district, you can use SUPERA for Spanish-speaking students and TerraNova 3, for English-speaking students, and receive comparable scores.

  • Combines original literature with engaging artwork.
  • Uses themes and everyday contexts to measure reading, language, and mathematics.
  • Shares a common scale with a parallel English language assessment.
  • Enables students to show what they know and can do.


SUPERA Provides the Best Measure of Student Achievement

Developed in close collaboration with educators and Spanish language experts, SUPERA integrates features that provide students with the best opportunity to perform at their maximum potential. The design of the test reflects what students see and use in today’s classrooms. Test passages have been carefully selected from original Spanish language literature and contain engaging and motivational artwork to help students learn.

  • Teachers can monitor progress, perform student comparisons, and link results in Spanish to those in English because of the flexibility built into the design of SUPERA.
  • Since SUPERA is comparable to TerraNova 3, English language versions, you get corresponding Spanish/English test results that enable you to effectively plan for educational improvements.

Real Solutions
When you test with SUPERA, you get a clear picture of student achievement in standard content areas, based on the measurement style you need, and through data provided on easy-to-read score reports.

  • Results can help you decide when to transition a student from Spanish language education to English language education.
  • Grade-level mastery of reading, language, and/or mathematics skills is often a transition criterion.
  • When SUPERA shows that a student has mastered mathematics in Spanish, you can begin introducing that student to the same concepts in English, using knowledge and understanding as a basis to promote learning in a new language.

Modular Format
SUPERA is easily tailored to specific curriculum and assessment strategies. Its modular approach offers a wide range of content and assessment options to meet your needs, from curriculum goals to reporting requirements to testing program design. The assessment series includes the following components:

Evaluaciones Esenciales (Survey):
A selected-response test in reading/language and mathematics, when you have limited testing time.

Evaluaciones Múltiples (Multiple Assessments):
Combination of selected-response items and open-ended assessment activities that allows students to produce short and extended responses right in the test book.

Ejercicios de Práctica (Practice Exercises):
Administered in only 30 minutes to introduce students to SUPERA and put them at ease. Practice tests help students become familiar with the different item formats used in the test.

Engaging Content
SUPERA reflects the appearance, approach, and content of instructional materials and literature inside and outside today’s classrooms. Special care in the presentation of test materials ensures a positive impact on each student’s test performance and reduces test anxiety. Color, illustrations, and page design help students move smoothly through the test.

Realistic Content
Authentic materials, photographs, charts, graphs, maps, excerpts from original Spanish language literature, and interviews and profiles of Spanish-speaking people from diverse cultures and backgrounds provide rich, realistic content.

Meaningful Context
SUPERA maintains comparability with the English TerraNova, Third Edition, yet is not a translation of the English-language test. SUPERA was developed in Spanish by Spanish-language experts—it ensures balance in representing rich Spanish-speaking cultures. SUPERA uses standard Spanish, avoids regionalisms and ambiguous words, and is appropriate and relevant to students with varying dialects and different backgrounds, including students from Cuba, Mexico, Puerto Rico, and South and Central America.

SUPERA Provides Useful Results that Align to Your Curriculum
SUPERA’s reporting system helps you help students. Clear textual, numerical, and graphical data can be easily linked to educational progress and instructional improvement. School and district reports display group achievement in numeric and graphic profiles that help you plan instruction. Individual reports include norm-and criterion-referenced data or standards-based data to help you gauge student progress.

Test reports provide valid and reliable data for a wide range of audiences. The reports include reference-group norms based on Spanish- speaking students from across the United States; you can compare your students’ performance on SUPERA with that of students with similar back- grounds.

National norms are based on TerraNova 3, national norm groups, so you can compare Spanish-speaking students with their English-speaking peers.

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