At Mount Vernon we believe that when we get to know our students, incredible things can happen. In addition to being intentional about empowering children to pursue their passions and curiosities, we continue to meet students where they are, in order for them to reach their highest potential.
As part of our comprehensive assessment system for measuring student progress and evaluating curriculum, we administer the Educational Records Bureau (ERB) CTP-Online. This is a vigorous standardized assessment of student achievement in English language arts, mathematics, and reasoning. The CTP-Online furnishes the School with individualized data about student performance and is critical in helping to guide learning.
Students in grades 3-4 will take the CTP-Online the mornings of January 14-18. The schedule will vary by grade level and more information will be posted to PowerSchool Learning pages in January. Make-up testing will be held in the afternoon on testing days and/or during the week of January 21, if needed.
Students in grades 5-8 will take the CTP-Online January 14, 15, 17, and 18, beginning promptly at 7:50 a.m. and concluding around 9:30 a.m. Make-up testing will be held during the week of January 21, if needed.
Pencils and scratch paper will be provided.
Like every day, it is important that children eat a healthy, protein-rich breakfast after a good night's rest. Please also pack a healthy snack to keep brains alert and focused during testing.
Third-grade students should make sure they have working headphones in the classroom prior to the test dates.
Middle School students should bring their fully-charged Chromebook.
Your child’s ERB - CTP Online report will be mailed home in late February. On Thursday, February 28 at 8:00 a.m., we invite you to join us in the Founders Campus Fellowship Hall for a Parent University to learn more about the CTP-Online and to receive guidance on reading your individualized student reports.
Please contact us with any questions you may have.
Elisse Hayes, Lower School Head of Learning and Innovation
Amy Wilkes, Middle School Head of Learning and Innovation