CTP4 Reminders

Beginning on Monday, May 18 students will take the CTP 4 test developed by Educational Record Bureau.  This test is designed to assess a student’s reasoning, reading, writing and math skills.  We administer the test each year to make informed decisions about our curriculum and instruction.  In addition, we use it to determine the academic strengths and needs of each student.  Please help us prepare your child(ren) for this test by implementing the following test preparation tips:

  1. Ensure your child(ren) gets a good night’s sleep.
  2. Provide your child(ren) with a healthy breakfast (water and protein should be included).
  3. Have an enjoyable, easygoing morning and arrive to school on time.
  4. Praise your child for their efforts and reassure them that they are only being asked to do their best.

Important Test Information:

First – Fifth Grade will take the test Monday, May 18 – Thursday, May 21. Testing begins promptly each day at 8:15.  Testing lasts from 1 to 2 hours each day.

Students who have excused absences or tardies due to medical appointments or illness will be eligible to make up the missed section(s) of the test the following week, May 26-29.  Students with unexcused absences and tardies will not be eligible to make up the missed section(s) of the test and will have incomplete test data for that day and on their final student report.  More than one unexcused absence or tardy will result in your child not taking the test and you will not receive a written report regarding your child’s performance.

Students who have a documented disability on file are eligible for test accommodations.

Upon completion of the testing process, CJDS will receive and analyze the school and student reports in July.  Please look for student reports to be sent home in August.  In addition to the reports, you will also receive a cover letter with a detailed explanation and a pamphlet explaining the subtests and scores.