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Milestone Assessments

For Grades 3-8

Today's classrooms don't need more testing, they need more meaningful testing. That’s why we designed Milestone Assessments to provide a quick way to administer a formative evaluation.

Milestones offer educators regular, short assessment touchpoints across each school year to provide the real-time data that educators need to guide instruction and design learning interventions without occupying a lot of valuable classroom time. Because testing schedules should work around classroom needs, not vice versa.

Meet Milestones from ERB

Milestone Assessments for students in Grades 3-8 cover Reading Comprehension and Mathematics, and are an extension of our time-tested Comprehensive Testing Program (CTP), offering educators consistency, flexibility, and timeliness. 


Leverages the CTP independent school vertical scores, norms, and standards many schools already use for enhanced validity and familiar score interpretation.


Reading and math tests administered in 40-minute modules per subject can be administered at various points during the school year—whenever works best for each classroom.


A new intuitive online portal provides educators access to student data in real-time, making it easier than ever to not only track student progress, but also meaningfully use your assessment data.

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Milestones cover Mathematics and Reading Comprehension
Why? Because ERB members told us these were the subject areas most important to them for a formative assessment. The CTP provides our full battery of subtests; Milestones were designed to be agile yet powerful to keep educators and families informed and classrooms moving forward.
Administered online for speed and ease of use
Milestones were designed for the 21st century classroom. Subtests only take 40 minutes to complete, and scores are returned within 24-48 hours. Going digital makes this speed possible. Paper tests take longer to complete (more work for students) and longer to score (more work for us). No thank you!
Can be used with or without CTP
Milestones were designed as a complement to CTP to track student progress leading up to or coming out of that summative assessment. But for schools that prefer not to test the full CTP, you do have the flexibility to use the shorter Milestones multiple times across the year.
Designed for classroom or at-home testing
Milestone Assessments can be administered in-school or to students remotely, with easy check-in procedures and flexible scheduling options. Students can test individually or in groups, at the same time or on different days.

Administration options across three testing seasons.

Apr 5, 2021 - July 23, 2021
Black-Out: July 24 - Aug 1, 2021
ERB schedules brief black-out periods to implement software releases and/or other updates.  Check the Comprehensives Portal or 360 Access to see how an upcoming black-out period will affect your ability to administer tests or generate reports.
Aug 2, 2021 - Nov 26, 2021
Black-Out: Nov 27 - Dec 5, 2021
Dec 6, 2021 - Mar 25, 2022
Black-Out: Mar 26 - Apr 3, 2022
Apr 4, 2022 - July 22, 2022
Black-Out: July 23 - July 29, 2022

Teaching Virtually?

Milestone Assessments can be securely administered in-school or to students remotely at home. Connect with us using the link below if you are interested in at-home testing for CTP or Milestones. We're here to help!
"The current state of educational technology allows for more frequent assessment touchpoints, which creates a better system for understanding student achievement and taking timely action to address their academic needs.”

—Tom Rochon, President, ERB

A better way to measure student progress.


So I've done the testing.

What do I do with all of my assessment data?

Meet ERB 360 Access

Dynamic data exploration for the modern educator.

With ERB 360 Access, educators administering CTP or Milestone Assessments have a powerful new tool for turning assessment data into actionable insights. Our intuitive platform makes it easy to customize a range of reports in seconds. More important, our graphic interface makes it simple for anyone to make meaning of their assessment data–no advanced statistics required. In ERB 360 Access, educators can quickly:
Compare student performance against other students of interest (multiple available norm groups).
Track learning progress over time.
Analyze individual student and group performance.
Identify learning gaps on specific content strands and domain areas.

And soon, we'll even be able to predict student performance. Let's measure better, together.

Testing Options




Fall CTP + Milestones
Spring CTP + Milestones
Milestones Only

Want more information about Milestones?

Speak with our Momentum Advisors at ERB Support about how Milestones can help power your academic program.

(866) 683‐2335 or (646) 503‐2699
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