The ERB-CTP4 (Educational Records Bureau Comprehensive Testing Program) will be administered to second, third, fourth and fifth grade students. Since our children complete PSSA testing in the spring, we have decided that fall testing will be more beneficial for all involved. Subtests are administered daily, but students will not sit for lengthy periods of time.
The Student Progress and Reporting Committee, a group made up of teachers and administrators, selected this test. The ERB CTP4, which is also administered at the Middle School to sixth and seventh graders, will provide the district five years of consistent standardized test score data to compare and use for instructional programming. In addition, the CTP4 provides suburban and local norms to help us understand how our students compare with other “like” groups. The CTP4 is more rigorous and provides a challenge for our high-end learners. We look forward to the information these tests will provide.
It should be noted that our fifth grade students will be taking their test online. Computer labs will accommodate students and practice sessions will occur prior to the test. Once the tests are completed, reports will be generated much more expediently than with paper/pencil tests. While there should be no special preparation for testing, I ask that you make sure your child gets plenty of rest and a good breakfast each morning. It is also important that students be in attendance during test days in order to reduce make-up time. Children should be encouraged to do well on tests, but never made to feel anxious or pressured. Once the testing is completed, reports will be generated and information specific to your child will be shared with you.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact your building counselor or principal, who will be happy to help.
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