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Standardized Testing

July 01, 2020

The Comprehensive Testing Program (CTP) developed by the Educational Records Bureau is administered each year to boys in grades two through six. The CTP is the most widely used test among independent schools in the country, and its results afford us the most accurate measurement of both the aptitude and achievement levels of our boys. The CTP measures achievement only in grades two and three. The CTP measures verbal ability, quantitative ability, and achievement in grades four through six.

Performance on this test is only one part of the total picture of each boy’s educational development. Evaluation of annual progress is difficult to measure accurately over a standardized testing period of three to four days. More comprehensive evidence of achievement is reflected in a longitudinal review of daily classroom performance and results of many other assessment measurements used throughout the year.

Each family will receive an Individual Student Report Subscore (which provides graphic description of student performance) and an ISR Score Interpretation Folder. The Head of Elementary is available to answer any questions you may have regarding interpretation.