What's New?

CTP 5 Coming Fall 2018

Preview! Start thinking about CTP 5 for Fall 2018.






icon3.pngUpdated Login Credentials

Using the latest "SSO" (Single Sign On) technology, you’ll be able to access the CTP Portal and member’s area of our website with just one set of login credentials—meaning a single user ID and password! This means fewer passwords for you to keep track of. Our ultimate goal is to make it easier for you to access the information you need as efficiently as possible—an added bonus is that your updated credentials will feature more rigorous password standards. The process to log in to the CTP Portal remains unchanged, but some of the login pages will look a little different.



What do you have to do?


You may need to reset your password before you can log in to the CTP Portal (you’ll use the same user ID you always have namely your email address).


Resetting your password will only take 5-10 minutes and we’ll send you instructions detailing how to do it. If you would like more personalized guidance or have any questions, take advantage of our Concierge Service (at no charge) and schedule a live, 1-on-1 call for further information, or to walk through the changes together—we are ready, willing, and able to help! Email us now to schedule—there’s no obligation if you change your mind.




icon3.pngIntroducing CTP 4R


In Fall 2016 we introduced a “refreshed” version of the CTP, called the CTP 4R. Administration procedures, scoring, and scope and sequence remain unchanged—we’ve simply replaced a selection of items with new items containing more contemporary subject matter. All CTP Online tests are automatically updated with the refreshed CTP 4R content. CTP 4 (paper) users may choose to continue using the CTP 4 or migrate to CTP 4R for all students or just specific grade levels. 


What do you have to do?


You’re not required to do anything. If you’re a CTP (paper) user, you can continue administering CTP 4 with your existing materials or you can choose to administer CTP 4R. To administer CTP 4R, you will need to purchase new testing materials and reporting packages that are unique to CTP 4R.


Interested in Free CTP 5 Materials?


Participate in our One-For-One (1F1) promotion and we’ll replace your CTP 4R paper materials with CTP 5 paper materials free of charge when you agree to field test CTP 5 content. CTP 5 is scheduled for release in 2018. Email us for additional information.


Terms and conditions apply.





icon_mouse.pngUpdated CTP purchase pages

The introduction of SSO login credentials means that the CTP purchasing pages will no longer reside within the CTP Portal—they’ve moved to the ERB website. This means that when you want to place an order from the Portal, you’ll be automatically redirected to the updated purchase pages on our website to select quantities and process payments. Once you’ve completed your purchase, you’ll seamlessly return to the Portal. We’ve also used this opportunity to give the purchase pages a face-lift and make your ordering experience more user-friendly!




What do you have to do?


You won’t do anything differently—the basic ordering process remains the same. When it comes time to place an order, you’ll still log in to the CTP Portal and navigate to the same purchase page you always have. The redirection to our website is automatic—you probably won’t even realize it’s happening. All you have to do is enjoy a more modern purchasing experience that is intuitive and efficient!


You may contact us to schedule 1-1 and group webinars to walk through the process.  Email us with questions or to reserve a date/time.




icon_interpretation.pngCTP 5 Coming in 2018

ERB is working with ETS (Educational Testing Service) and an advisory committee on a full redesign of CTP, available to member schools in Fall 2018. This next generation of CTP is known as CTP 5. The advisory committee includes teachers and administrators from a cross section of ERB member schools who themselves are CTP 4 users. The advisory committee plays a central role in the development of CTP 5, as they review, revise, and approve all CTP 5 items to develop a new and improved CTP. CTP 5 will provide deeper insight into student learning while retaining the test structure that member schools have come to understand and appreciate.



Retaining Valued Features 

What Remains the Same

Rigor, test specifications, and content areas

Test timing and test length



Longitudinal scale enabling measurement and comparability over time

Choice of paper or online test modality

Valuable New Features of CTP 5 

What's New

New items* for paper and online tests

Items with higher Depth of Knowledge levels
Math items have an increased mix of Conceptual Understanding and Problem Solving items
ELA passages have increased complexity as well as nonfiction and inter-disciplinary content
New constructed-response Levels 3 - 11 items


*Except Auditory Comprehension, Algebra I, and Levels 9 - 10 subtests.



We have provided you with much information about the upcoming changes for CTP. If you have any questions we are happy to answer them. Please email any questions pertaining to CTP 4, CTP 4R, or CTP 5 to CTPredesign@erblearn.org. We will email you with additional details about the CTP enhancements by early August.