Preparing for CTP assessment
CTP is administered by your student's school and your school makes all decisions about test schedules, testing options, and reports. Families should direct any questions they have about CTP to their school.
The purpose of CTP is to assess student growth and performance at the time of testing. This enables the school to identify strengths and weaknesses at an individual and group level. CTP is considered a “low stakes” assessment, intended to help teachers and administrators make decisions about curriculum and classroom instruction. Because of this, there is no test preparation material available. Tutoring may be available through outside resources but, due to the purpose of achievement assessments, ERB does not promote the use of tutors. CTP is designed to assess what students know—not their ability to identify the probable right answer. Used in this way, the CTP serves as a diagnostic tool and helps yield reliable results.
Tips for Test Day
- Make sure your child gets a good night’s sleep.
- Provide your child with a nourishing morning meal.
- Your school may provide a list of requirements for test day.