The Comprehensive Testing Program (CTP) is an assessment of students in grades 1-11 administered at ERB-member schools. Results from the test are used both to inform teachers and parents of individual student needs as well as to help teachers and administrators make curriculum and classroom instruction decisions.
The content on the exams varies depending on grade level. All achievement tests measure what a student has learned in the areas of reading and mathematics. Additional content is broken down below:
Grades 1 and 2: word analysis and listening skills
Grades 3-11: quantitative reasoning, verbal reasoning, writing skills, vocabulary, and science (online version only)
The CTP is administered both as a written and online exam. There is a different version of each exam at each grade level. The exams always consist of multiple-choice and open-ended questions.
Students receive lexile and quantile measures. A lexile score assesses a students reading abilities while a quantile score evaluates a student’s mathematical abilities. Learn more about lexiles here and quantiles here. Students also receive itemized analysis and comparison reports.
Scoring for written exams takes 15-20 days while the online exam is scored immediately.
Individual schools decide on their own testing schedule. The exams are typically administered over the course of several days or weeks in the fall or spring.