Saint Patrick Catholic School will administer the Educational Records Bureau Comprehensive Testing Program, Fourth Edition (ERB CTP4) standardized test to students in grades 3-8 on May 1-5.
The tests are administered in the mornings during several days, with students taking one to two sub-tests per day over the course of the testing period. Each sub-test has a time limit ranging from 20-45 minutes, depending on the subject matter.
The ERB CTP4 is a challenging, standardized, and norm-referenced battery of tests our school administers once a year to students in grades 3-8. This assessment provides data that helps our school monitor student achievement over time and aids us in assessing our program as we continue to design and provide quality instructional experiences. Test results are mailed home during the summer with a description of the scores in the context of national and independent school norms.
We work very conscientiously to reduce stress within the testing environment and ask that you also encourage students to approach the tests in a relaxed, confident manner.
The following are some things parents can do:
- • Help your student get a good night’s sleep.
- • Provide a healthy breakfast
- • Students must arrive to school on time and with #2 pencils. ***IMPORTANT: Students who are late will not be admitted into testing and will have to make-up the test the following week.***
- • If weather permits, plan for exercise and outdoor time (there will be limited homework during this testing period)
Please do not hesitate to contact your student’s teacher or director with regard to testing or the School’s use of standardized testing results.