CTP Overview

CTP: Comprehensive Testing Program
Grades 1 – 11


The Comprehensive Testing Program (CTP) is a rigorous assessment for high achieving students in areas such as reading, listening, vocabulary, writing, science (online only) and mathematics. Verbal and quantitative reasoning subtests are part of the CTP beginning in Grade 3. The CTP helps compare content specific, curriculum-based performance to the more conceptual knowledge base found in reasoning tests.


2018-2019 Testing Dates


Spring: March 4, 2019 - July 26, 2019

Black-Out Dates*: July 27, 2019 – August 4, 2019


2019-2020 Testing Dates


Fall: August 5, 2019 - February 21, 2020 

Black-Out Dates*: February 22, 2020 - March 1, 2020


Spring: March 2, 2020 - July 24, 2020 

Black-Out Dates*: July 25, 2020 - August 2, 2020


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Future Testing Dates



Test Dates


Black-Out Dates*


Test Dates


Black-Out Dates"

2020- 2021

August 3, 2020 - February 19, 2021

February 20, 2021 - February 28, 2021

March 1, 2021 - 

July 23, 2021

July 24, 2021 - 

August 1, 2021

2021- 2022

August 2, 2021 - February 25, 2022

February 26, 2022 - March 6, 2022

March 7, 2022 - 

July 22, 2022

July 23, 2022 -

July 31, 2022

2022- 2023

August 1, 2022 - February 24, 2023

February 25, 2023 - March 5, 2023

March 6, 2023 - 

July 28, 2023

July 29, 2023 -

August 6, 2023

2023- 2024

August 7, 2023 - February 23, 2024

February 24, 2024 - March 3, 2024

March 4, 2024 -

July 26, 2024

July 27, 2024 -

August 4, 2024




*During black-out dates, no testing may take place and the CTP Portal will be down for scheduled maintenance. While the Portal is down, CTP users are unable to access any of the Portal's features including generating score reports or downloading resources from the Help and Resources section. 



checklist_icon.pngFeatures and Benefits

Dual Mode: Available in both paper and online formats 

Informative Reporting: Provides detailed reporting at the student, class, grade, school, and district levels to inform instruction and learning 

Reasoning/Achievement: Comparisons available for Grades 3-11

Norms: Compares student performance and growth with similar groups of achievers via national, independent, suburban public, international, association, and district norms using scaled scores, stanines, and percentiles

Online Portal: Easily purchase products, manage administrations, and view reports online

Lexile & Quantile: Lexile and Quantile scores can be displayed on a number of CTP reports.  For more information on Lexiles and Quantiles, please visit http://www.metametricsinc.com.



“The kids loved doing the tests online; … the teachers were able to establish friendliness with the tests; the reports … are quite accessible; and we are already ‘curricularizing’ what we’ve derived from the kids’ performance. Thank you so much for guiding us through the process.” 

– Independent School, ME

CTP Norms
Compares student performance and growth with similar groups of achievers via national, independent, suburban public, international, association, district, class, and grade norms using scaled scores, stanines, and percentiles.
CTP 5 
Administer the CTP 5 paper/pencil assessment with ease. Order materials via our online portal and have them shipped directly to your school. ERB provides personalized support and delivers timely results online.
CTP Online
Administer the CTP Online assessment with ease on computers or tablets in your school. No shipping or managing materials! CTP Online also assesses science in Grades 3-11. Instant results are available online.


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Interested in learning more about CTP?  Please contact the ERB Consultant in your area for a complete overview of the CTP, the valuable insights it offers, and how to implement it in your school.



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