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Each spring, ACDS students in Third to Seventh Grade take the ERB Comprehensive Testing Program assessments. The ERB is a widely recognized test used by many independent schools all over the country and in public and international schools.
Testing takes four days: Monday to Thursday. It takes place in the regular classroom, in the mornings only.
There is a Comprehensive Testing Program Assessment test for each grade level. The tests are prepared by the Education Records Bureau (ERB). Tests cover reading, auditory comprehension, and mathematics. We believe that a nationally normed assessment of student achievement and reasoning provides useful data for our school and for families who are interested in standardized test information. It is also useful practice for future testing experiences. Results will be posted on your student's secure mycountryday page in the summer; you'll receive an email when the results are available.
At ACDS, standardized tests are not "high stakes." This does not mean they are unimportant, but it does mean that we do not make major decisions based on a single test or score. Children should do their best on the tests and attend each day.
What children can do to help testing go well:
- get a good rest
- eat a good breakfast
- be on time to school
- bring a water bottle
- bring a book or journal to use if finished early
If you have any questions, please contact
For Third, Fourth, Fifth Grades: Jennifer Bohnen, Lower School
For Sixth, Seventh Grades: Brenda Stockdale, Middle School