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Comprehensives from ERB

Comprehensive Assessments from ERB provide a powerful, objective lens through which schools can examine the current skills of their students, and help teachers as they foster academic growth. These assessments are usually administered by your student's current school and are designed to drive targeted instruction, spotlight strengths, and identify areas for improvement. Comprehensives results may or may not be shared with parents, depending on each school's policies.
Get to know the tests that your student is taking below, and feel free to contact us with any questions.
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Grades 1-11

Meet the CTP

CTP is a rigorous series of assessments that may include English language arts, mathematics, and science. Verbal Reasoning and Quantitative Reasoning tests are available for Grades 3 - 11. Your student's school will determine which assessments and formats work best for them, with testing available online or on paper.
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Grades 3-8

Meet Milestone Assessments

Milestone Assessments follow the same standards as the time-tested CTP, but only cover the critical subjects of Reading Comprehension and Mathematics. Focusing on these two subjects enables teachers to gauge student progress accurately across the year without having students sit repeatedly for the much longer CTP.
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Grades 3-11

Meet WrAP

Our Writing Assessment Program, or WrAP, involves a partnership between students and teachers to produce improved writing. Students develop skills like thought organization and writing mechanics by responding to WrAP's engaging prompts.

Preparing for Test Day

Comprehensives from ERB are 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, Milestones, or WrAP to their school.
The purpose of each Comprehensive Assessment is to assess student growth and performance at the time of testing. This enables schools to check student learning progress at an individual and group level.
CTP, Milestones, and WrAP are considered “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.

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