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What is the CTP Test?

The Comprehensive Testing Program® 4R (CTP® 4R Test) developed by the developed by the ERB (Educational Records Bureau) is a test designed to collect basic information about your child’s achievement in these key areas: listening, reading, vocabulary, writing, and mathematics. For grade 3-11 it also includes two tests, which measure your child’s verbal and quantitative reasoning ability. At every level there are optional constructed-response questions, as well.

Verbal Skills

The Verbal portion of the CTP 4R test was created to assess the development of reading and language skills necessary for effective communication both in academic settings and in the world beyond the classroom.

Here are the skills covered:

  • Word Analysis (specifically phonemic awareness for younger children and decoding skills through all grades)
  • Auditory Comprehension
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Writing Mechanics
  • Writing Concepts and Skills
  • Verbal Reasoning
  • Vocabulary

Mathematics Skills

The Mathematics portion of the CTP 4R includes mathematics achievement, constructed response, quantitative reasoning and Algebra I tests, according to the child’s level. These tests include questions to assess your child’s conceptual understanding, procedural knowledge, and problem solving.

Here are the skills covered:

  • Number and Operations
  • Algebra
  • Geometry
  • Measurement
  • Data Analysis and Probability

Karen Quinn, the Testing Mom, breaks it down for you below.

What is the CTP Test?

For a deeper look into each level and portion for the CTP 4R content standards, go HERE.

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