CTP Practice Questions
Wondering what kinds of questions your child will be asked on the CTP (Comprehensive Testing Program)?
Below are practice questions that highlight what they may encounter while taking the CTP subtests in the Verbal Content Categories. Become a TestingMom.com member today to access more resources and over 6,000 practice questions to help your child prepare for their CTP Test!
Auditory Comprehension – Level 1 (These are read to the student.)
Example 1: Listen to the word I say. The word is “money”. Can you mark the picture that best goes with the word “money”?
Word Analysis – Level 2 (These are read to the student)
For each word, point to the word and ask your child, “What is this word?”
Example 2: would
Example 3: downtown
Reading Comprehension – Level 3 (The student reads these questions)
Example 4. Read the passage:
Thursday, I went trick-or-treating. I love to get a whole sack full of candy. It’s fun to see all of the different costumes. Halloween is my favorite holiday. It is so much fun to dress up and then meet my friends.
What is the main idea of the passage?
- Halloween is my favorite holiday.
- I love to get a whole sack full of candy.
- It’s fun to see the different costumes.
- Dressing up and meeting my friends is fun.
Writing Mechanics – Level 4
Choose the answer that has the misspelled word.
- no error
Writing Concepts and Skills – Level 5
Sam was just four years old at the time. He was in love with anything that included pirates. My mother got us tickets to see “Peter Pan.” Over the air and on top of the audience Peter flies, which made my mother know we would love it. It’s usually hard to get Sam to sit still, but when he was in the theater watching “Peter Pan,” he was mesmerized. He loved watching Peter fly, but what he loved even more was seeing Captain Hook on stage. At one point, Hook stood on stage and exclaimed, “I am the greatest villain in all the world!” Sam was so into it that he done forgot we were in the theater. He stood up and yelled, “That’s what you think, Hook!” Everyone in the theater laughed and applauded. People were clapping and laughing their heads off! Even Captain Hook broke character and said, “Yes, that’s what I DO think.” Mom told Sam to sit down, but even she was laughing.
Choose the best first sentence for this story.
- Have you ever been to a Broadway play?
- One of my funniest memories is when we took my little brother to his first Broadway Show.
- “Peter Pan” is a beloved Broadway play that everyone should go see.
- If you ever want to see a Broadway play, I recommend you go.
Verbal Reasoning – Level 6
Which lettered pair of words goes together in the same way as the first pair of words?
MONOTONOUS : LIVELY ::
- aggressive : ferocious
- distraught : calm
- benign : continuous
- literal : fact
Vocabulary – Level 7
Which word completes this sentence?
Despite Cara’s overtures of friendship, Gina remained ___________ and uncooperative, sneering at the other girls’ efforts to make conversation.
Below are practice questions that highlight what your child may encounter while taking the CTP subtests in the Mathematics Content Categories. Become a TestingMom.com member today to access more resources and over 6,000 practice questions to help your child prepare for their CTP Test!
Numbers and Operations – Level 2
Which number sentence below belongs in this fact family?
Geometry – Level 3
Which figures below show a line of symmetry?
- 1, 4, and 5
- 2, 3, and 5
- 4 and 5
- 1,2,4, and 5
Measurement – Level 4
If the perimeter is 64 inches, what is the length of the rectangle?
- 24 inches
- 12 inches
- 32 inches
- 18 inches
Data Analysis and Probability – Level 5
Example 4: Use the graphic below to answer the following question.
Which two objects have the same likelihood of being picked?
- moon and heart
- pencil and triangle
- heart and pencil
- heart and triangle
Algebra – Level 6
Evaluate 6d + d⁄3 when d = 9.
Quantitative Reasoning – Level 7
Each of the following questions has two parts. Look at the part in Column A. Then look at the part in Column B. Decide if one part is greater than the other or if the parts are equal. Then, choose one of the three answers below and write it into the 4th column:
A if the part in Column A is greater
B if the part in Column B is greater
C if the two parts are equal
D Not enough information to decide
|Column A||Column B||Answer:|
|6.||15% of $30||10% of $40|
|7.||The value of y if x = 1 for the equation||The value of y if x = 1 for the equation|
Below are practice questions that highlight the types of questions your student may encounter while taking the CTP subtests in the Science Category. Become a TestingMom.com member today to access more resources and over 6,000 practice questions to help your child prepare for their CTP Test!
Physical Science – Level 3
Which type of force from a person’s hand opens a door towards themselves?
Life Science – Level 4
Which option describes a part of the water cycle?
- Water evaporates to form clouds
- Water runs from oceans to rivers
- Ocean currents
- Someone watering their plants
Earth Science – Level 5
Which planet is furthest away from Earth?
Physical Science – Level 6
Which of these would take the longest to decompose?
- milk cartons
- orange peel
Physical Science – Level 7
Which is the smallest
Life Science – Level 8
What is mutation?
- The scientific term for asexual reproduction.
- A change in the nucleotide sequence of the DNA.
- An animal that never migrates.
- DNA replication