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Q: Education Review Board (ERB) Comprehensive Program Testing (CPT) version 4 ( No Answer,   0 Comments )
Subject: Education Review Board (ERB) Comprehensive Program Testing (CPT) version 4
Category: Reference, Education and News > Education
Asked by: parmenides-ga
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Posted: 23 Sep 2006 15:33 PDT
Expires: 23 Oct 2006 15:33 PDT
Question ID: 767886

Private Independent (Association of Independent Schools)schools use a
standardized test different from other schools (public or private).
While most schools use CTBS, ITBS, SAT9, TerraNova, etc. These private
schools use, what are generically called, ERB's. The "CPT 4" version
of the ERB is generally given from 3rd grade - 11th grade. It is
normed at about the 80th percentile of the other tests mentioned
above. Part of the test is like an achievement test, and part is,
really like an IQ test (although specific to Verbal and Math areas).

From my google searches I found that the test has these subtests:

Verbal Ability (The verbal IQ portion)
Vocabulary (in grade 3 this is auditory comprehension)
Reading Comprehension
Writing Mechanics
Writing Process
Quantitative Ability (Math IQ portion)
Above is what I know about the test.

My question:

I would like to know specifically what types of questions each section
has on it at the 3rd grade level.

An appropriate answer will look like this:

CPT 4 3rd grade Subtests
 Verbal Ability : # of questions
     # of question type X and an example question i.e. analogies? etc.
     # of question type Y and an example question i.e. sentence correction? etc.
 Vocabulary : # of questions
 Reading Comprehension # of reading passages and questions in each.
     Questions of type 1. main idea? 2. details? 3. tone? 4. inference? 5. ?
 Writing Mechanics : # of questions
     List the types of questions and what the cover (punctuation?,
Spelling?) an example is best.
 Writing Process : # questions
     Is this a writing response question? What are the children
expected to do here?
 Quantitative Ability : # of questions
     # of question type X (i.e. quantitative comparisons?) and an example.
     # of question type Y and an example
     ... etc.
 Mathematics : # of questions
    type of questions covered.
    e.g. double column addition and subtraction?
    word problems involving perimeter and area? etc.
    what range are the questions? i.e. how easy to how hard.

Examples are best. ERB supposedly supplies sample tests to schools so
that children can get used to the format. I was unable to find one, so
if you can unearth one of those that would really be helpful. It would
probably provide enough information to answer the question completely.
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