Scholastic Testing Service, Inc. | Bensenville, Illinois • Earth City, Missouri | 1.800.642.6787

Who May Order • Tests are instruments, which must be used with professional care. Therefore, their sale is restricted. Some of the principles of test sales are as follows:

  1. Teachers, counselors, and staff of schools, may order test materials or services with a purchase order when signed by an administrative official.
  2. Graduate students may order test materials for study or research. Research and permissions requests should be made online by visiting the Permissions Request page.
  3. Individuals must fill out the STS Test User Qualification Form to demonstrate appropriate background for responsible test use.

When to Order • While STS does not impose “testing window” practices, we recommend that orders be placed at least four weeks in advance of testing. Expedited orders can incur extra shipping charges.


What to Order • Most STS test booklets and answer sheets are sold in packages (see catalog listings for quantities). The minimum order for these booklets and answer sheets is one package.


How to Order

  1. Orders for most* STS products can be placed online at the STS online store. All online orders require a credit card for payment.
  2. If you are in the continental United States and have a purchase order, VISA, MasterCard, or American Express, call STS toll free at 1.800.642.6STS (6787).
  3. Order forms are available under the STS Forms link below. You must enclose a purchase order or prepayment.
    1. Completely fill out “Ship To” and “Bill To” on the order form. NOTE: United Parcel Service (UPS) cannot ship to a P.O. Box. Please use complete street address
    2. If the purchase is to be charged on VISA, MasterCard, or American Express, completely fill in the appropriate area under “Ship To” and “Bill To.” Please include the name, address, and phone number of the cardholder.
    3. Fill in the testing and approximate arrival dates in the “TESTING INFORMATION” section.
    4. Carefully identify the materials you are ordering. Specify the exact title, grade level, form, and quantity in the same terms as the catalog listing.
    5. When ordering scorable materials, please specify STS Scoring or School Scoring.
  4. Send all orders to Scholastic Testing Service, Inc., 480 Meyer Road, Bensenville, Illinois 60106–1617.
  5. For calls from outside of the continental United States, call 1.630.766.7150 or fax 1.630.766.8054.

    *The High School Placement Test (HSPT) and the Educational Series (EDSeries) assessments are not available for purchase online. Please contact us at 1.800.642.6787 for pricing and ordering information for HSPT and EDSeries.


Special Materials and Services

  1. For STS lease/score programs (school rental of booklets, manuals, and answer sheets along with purchase of standard scoring), be sure to order sufficient materials. One manual is usually provided for every 25 booklets. All lease/score materials must be returned within 30 days following testing.
  2. If answer sheets will be hand scored, a school scoring kit must be ordered separately. The kit includes materials to hand score the test and to record and interpret the results.
  3. If test results are to be used for scholarship purposes, advise STS. Special security procedures will then be followed, which may slightly delay the return of the results.
  4. If you have scheduled a date for make-up testing, indicate this date on the order form. Make-up tests may be scored separately (subject to a $25.00 minimum charge plus shipping and handling) or original tests may be held for scoring until make-ups arrive.

Prices and Terms

  1. Purchase orders are filled immediately and invoiced at current catalog prices, f.o.b., Bensenville, Illinois, plus transportation, insurance, and sales taxes where applicable. Scoring and data processing services are invoiced upon completion according to current catalog prices, f.o.b., Earth City, Missouri, regardless of date of order. A minimum handling charge of $3.50 per carton will be added to each order. Extraordinary manual handling of answer sheets would necessitate additional charges.
  2. All U.S. orders placed without an authorized purchase order must include payment. A minimum handling charge of $3.50 per carton will be added to each order.
  3. Add sales tax if applicable. If you have any questions regarding sales tax in your area, please call 1.800.642.6787.
  4. To obtain shipping and handling costs for shipments outside of the United States, territories and possessions, please call 1.630.766.7150. For orders that include an authorized purchase order, the terms are as follows: net 30 days, no cash discount. After 30 days, an interest charge will be added to the unpaid balance.
  5. All prices and terms are subject to change without notice. To be absolutely certain of prices before shipment, test users may write for a quotation. No “professional” or “educational” discounts are allowed. All bills must be paid in U.S. currency.
  6. If prices on your order are incorrect, we reserve the right to exceed the amount up to 10% unless otherwise stated on your order.
  7. Except for lease/score programs, invoicing is per package or unit price as shown in the individual listing. For lease/score programs, invoicing is per student tested, based on the number of documents returned for scoring. (Arrangements may be made to purchase leased test booklets after testing, subject to prior approval in writing from STS in Bensenville.) Please note that the Closed HSPT may never be purchased by a school.
  8. The STS Minimum Scoring Service charge is $25.00 plus shipping and handling.


Shipping •  Material orders and scored testing items are shipped to customers using the following methods. Costs and delivery times are based on location. All shipping costs will include a $3.50 handling fee. Contact STS for special requests or shipping methods not mentioned here.

  1. United Parcel Service (UPS) – STS will ship using UPS ground for domestic orders of testing materials and for returning score reports to customers. UPS will only accept shipments to a valid street address and will not deliver to P.O. Boxes. Expedited shipping is available for an additional cost upon request.
  2. DHL International – Orders shipping outside the U.S. are sent via DHL. Contact STS for estimated shipping costs.
  3. United States Postal Service (USPS) – Orders for materials being sent to Alaska, Canada, or Hawaii can be shipped using USPS Priority Mail to reduce expenses. Contact STS for estimated costs.

Title to all materials passes from STS to the carrier upon pickup of shipment. As an option, STS can arrange insurance for the shipment and add the cost to the invoice.


Preview

  1. Many STS products are available for review by requesting a Preview Set.
  2. Previewing some STS materials is not possible. Thus, detailed brochures have been prepared on these products. If you have questions after receiving a brochure, please contact a customer service representative.


Test Security •  The purchaser agrees to the basic principles of test security.

  1. The test taker is not to be told the questions before beginning the test.
  2. Test questions and/or manuals are not to be reproduced in any way.
  3. Test access is limited to persons with responsible professional interest.
  4. Test scores and materials are to be released only to persons who are qualified to interpret and use them properly.
  5. A parent or person who took the test may be allowed to read the test and the involved party’s answers in the presence of a representative of the test giver. Test questions may NOT be copied.


Limited Warranty •  Scholastic Testing Service, Inc. warrants the tests and materials in this catalog will be of usable quality and are suitable for the purpose and use described in this catalog in accordance with the standards of the Joint Committee on Testing Practices, which includes members of the American Educational Research Association, the American Psychological Association, and the National Council on Measurement in Education.

Scholastic Testing Service, Inc. makes no other warranties, expressed or implied, as to merchantability or fitness for particular purposes. Return of and replacement of materials or refund of all or a portion of the purchase price, at the sole option of STS, constitutes the sole and exclusive remedy of the purchaser, and is in lieu of all other remedies and damages—actual, consequential, special, incidental, or other—in connection with tests and materials, their use or misuse, and scoring or any other services in connection with such tests and materials.

Under no circumstances can STS be held liable for expenses in connection with administering tests, delays, costs for substitute materials, lost income or profits of any kind, or any other special or consequential damages.


Returns and Credits

  1. Check the shipment of materials as soon as it arrives. Contact Scholastic Testing Service, Inc., 480 Meyer Road, Bensenville, IL 60106–1617 or call 1.800.642.6787 for problems with an order or to request a return authorization number (RMA#). Returns are subject to a 15% restocking charge plus shipping fees if shipping is at STS expense.
  2. No materials may be returned more than 90 days after invoicing. No open packages may be returned.
  3. All claims of manufacturing defects are deemed waived unless made in writing to STS within 30 days of receipt of test materials by the purchaser. Claims for manufacturing defects will not be entertained after materials have been used, unless, in STS’ sole opinion, the defect could not be detected before use.
  4. Completed/scored answer sheets can be returned to the customer upon request, at a cost of $35.00 per group, plus shipping and handling.

Scoring and Licensing Policy
The established policy of Scholastic Testing Service, Inc. is to issue licenses, under our copyright, proprietary, and intellectual property rights, to allow the copying, reproduction, transcription, recording, storage, retrieval, and transmission of STS published, proprietary, copyrighted material for the purposes of scoring and reporting by machine and conducting research. STS proprietary material includes, but is not limited to items, instruments, norms, answers, answer sheets, item-objective relations, reporting concepts and formats, tables, and statistical algorithms.

In conjunction with our responsibilities as a publisher serving the educational community, we strictly comply with those standards promulgated by the American Psychological Association for the development and norming of our standardized tests. We also have maintained the highest possible standards of research and quality control for our instruments. Our avowed objective is continued adherence to these standards in order to discharge our responsibilities to educational professionals. The reason for this licensing policy is to ensure that STS will be able to continue to develop high-quality test instruments. The royalty charges to be paid for the licensing privilege help defray the significant costs involved in new test development.

At present, licensing requirements do not apply to not-for-profit public elementary and secondary schools scoring and reporting their own cases. However, this policy of granting royalty-free, nontransferable licenses to not-for-profit public elementary and secondary schools is under continual review, and we retain the right to revoke it at any time without prior written notice.

All other entities including colleges and universities that score or report STS instruments to others or who wish to conduct research utilizing STS proprietary materials are required to request license issuance in writing and execute licenses bearing reasonable royalty charges or permissions fees. License issuance requests are not automatically granted, but rather considered in light of individual circumstance.

Pricing
Prices in the catalog are effective August 1, 2020 through July 31, 2021 and are subject to further change without notice. Orders for purchase of materials are processed immediately and invoiced at current catalog prices. All scoring and data processing services are invoiced upon completion of service according to current effective catalog prices, regardless of date of receipt of order.

Copyright Notice
All STS tests and related products are copyrighted. They are not to be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopy, recording, or any information storage and retrieval system, without prior permission in writing from the publisher. The reproduction of any part of the tests in any way, whether the reproductions are sold or furnished free for use, is a violation of Copyright Law of the United States and related laws contained in Title 17 of the United States Code.

These are our most requested order forms. Contact us with questions about completing a form, or if you're seeking something different.

Order Forms
STS Group Identification Form for Answer Sheet Submissions (required coversheets for scoring your student answer sheets).
Misc. Forms

High School Placement Test (HSPT) Educational Development Series (EDSeries)
Torrance Tests of Creative Thinking (TTCT) Quick Inventory of Competency (QUIC)
Preschool Progress Screening (PPS) Comprehensive Identification Process (CIP)
Kindergarten Readiness Test (KRT) School Readiness Test (SRT)

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