email: orders@Bayside School Services
Home Page
Bayside School Services
NC Testing Requirements
CTBS TerraNova & TCS
Books & Accessories
Ordering Information
Frequently Asked Questions

Donny & Sandy Ball's Bayside School Services offers the best do-it-yourself standardized achievement tests. Our services are available all year long.

As graduated homeschooling parents and test providers for 25 years, we know how important fair prices, easy ordering, accurate order processing, and detailed reporting can be.

Ready to order? Click Ordering Information and follow the instructions.

The nationally standardized achievement test series we offer is the McGraw-Hill Education's TerraNova. The newer CAT/6 TerraNova 2nd Edition, published in 2000, with updated 2005 norms, adds to the testing lineup that includes the original CTBS TerraNova 1st Edition.

We also offer the Test of Cognitive Skills, 2nd Edition (TCS/2), which is an aptitude, or IQ test.

Bayside's prices for the CAT/6 TerraNova2 and TCS/2 include the publisher-recommended test familiarization practice exercises. All test prices include Priority Mail postage to you.

Even more important, the CAT/6 TerraNova2 is scored by McGraw-Hill Education, the test publisher, which provides you with the most comprehensive test report possible.

When you order from Bayside you get all of these benefits!

25 Years Experience Supplying Tests Worldwide
(missionary and expat families count on us)
Clear Instructions That Make Testing Simple
Do-It-Yourself Convenience
Easy Ordering All Year Long
Fair Prices
Accurate Order Processing
Original Publisher Materials
Free Publisher Recommended Practice Exercises
  (for TerraNova2 Grades K-8 and all TCS/2)
Genuine McGraw-Hill Education Scoring
Timely Reports Include Stanines & Percentiles
More Detailed Scoring With Skills Mastery Information


Ordering is simple and you do not need an order form, although if you tested with us in 2013, you can use the blue reorder form (the cover sheet for your reports) but be sure to use the new 2014 pricing as noted below!

You can order from the Ordering Information page.

Or mail us your name, address, phone#, and preferred test week. Tell us the grade level(s) and test type for each student and if you prefer the shorter (not easier) Survey. Include your check or money order.

You can email your order directly from your account. Log in there and "Send Money" to Include your ordering information in the comment section or in a separate email. PayPal will let you know they sent the payment and we will let you know we received it.

Questions or problems with ordering or testing?


Our year-around achievement test price for 2014 is $50 per CAT/6 TerraNova2 Plus, either Complete Battery or Survey.

The older TerraNova1 Plus, scored by Bayside, is $40, while supplies last.

The TCS/2 price is $55.

These prices include Priority Mail domestic delivery to you.

There are two situations where testing costs more.

1) If you need results faster than the typical 4-6 weeks, we can handscore the tests and provide an accurate computer printout for $25 for each TerraNova and $25 for each TCS/2. Order Rapid Response Scoring (RRS).

Since CTB scoring is more comprehensive than those that we or other in-house scoring services can provide, RRS is suggested only for situations such as emergency entrance to public school or to help resolve a court case.

2) If your mailing address is not in the USA (armed forces addresses are!) and your country is on the Priority Mail International list, add $25 for up to 3 tests. For more than 3 tests or other countries contact us for mailing options.

Important: Do not let affordability determine your test choice. We have scholarship assistance available. Request help: or write to us at the below mailing address.


To make the testing process as efficient as possible, we ask you to choose a preferred test week. While we do our best to fulfill your request, we do not guarantee test weeks.

If you have a situation where you have no flexibility in test administration, email us to check available options.


First, DNPE now allows testing any time during your school year. You have 12 months from the date of opening your school to accomplish the first test, and annually thereafter. Visit our NC page for details.

Second, we get many requests related to concerns about the June 30 "deadline" for test scores to be on file or mailed. It is not necessary to spend extra money for rush testing and fast scoring. This is what DNPE says:

"Send results to DNPE?  Only if you received a letter of invitation to do so from DNPE this past August.  Consult that letter for all the details and do not attach address or telephone number changes in the same envelope with them.  Otherwise, simply keep the student achievement test result and attendance records at your home for at least one year after the date of testing.  If DNPE doesn’t ask to see them during that one year period, you will have satisfied the North Carolina law regarding the DNPE inspection of these student records.  If the test company scoring your child's test does not provide the test scores to you in time to meet the June 30 DNPE postmark mail-in deadline, simply hold the completed student attendance records until the test results arrive from the company. Then, send both items together to DNPE per instructions given in your August invitation letter.  There is no need for you (or the test company) to notify DNPE about the mail-in delay."

Questions or problems with ordering or testing?
Please note that email is twice as efficient as voicemail!


Bayside School Services
PO Box 250
Kill Devil Hills NC 27948