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CTD Assessments for Schools

Assess Learning Needs and Growth. Inform Instruction.
Guide Talent Development.

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Get the Most Out of Your Data

Benefit from CTD's Assessment Expertise

CTD understands advanced learners and the challenges of assessing accurately their instructional levels and growth. Work with CTD to

  • Understand your data, use it to guide programs and instruction, and evaluate the impact of your programs;
  • Use above-grade-level assessments to make decisions about enrichment and acceleration and monitor growth;
  • Conduct a comparative analysis of data sets and identify growth trends for your advanced learners;
  • Determine programming recommendations; or
  • Conduct NWEA MAP™, CogAT®, SAT®, or ACT® testing for students.

Assessment and data consultations can be done hourly or on a project basis. Hourly rates start at $200. Contact us for more information.

Contact CTD Assessment

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Accurately Measure Growth and Readiness

Academic Talent Search Above-Grade-Level Assessment

Academic talent search is a research based way of creating optimal learning environments for advanced learners. It consists of diagnostic testing, using off- or above-level tests, and prescriptive instruction. Above-grade-level assessments and the the data gathered from them ensure educators have the tools necessary to help students reach their full potential. CTD's above-grade-level offerings (CogAT for grades 2-9 and ACT or SAT for students in grades 6-9), provide a more nuanced profile of advanced students’ learning needs. When these assessments are given above-grade-level to high-achieving students, they reveal the type of content students are ready to learn and their readiness for acceleration. This information allows educators to differentiate instruction to the appropriate level and make well-informed decisions about programs and services. CTD also provides growth indicators and a normative comparison to other high-achieving students who have participated in academic talent search through CTD.

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Guide to Services

Guide to Participation for Schools

There are myriad ways for schools to engage with CTD Assessment. We encourage you to download and review our CTD Assessment Guide for Families and Educators.

Schools have the option to partner directly with CTD Assessment for registration and reporting resources, assessment implementation, or support for individual families to participate.

To schedule a consult to discuss school participation, email ctd-assessment@northwestern.edu.

Resources and Forms for Educators

If you are already using CTD Assessments at your school or district, make sure you have all the tools and resources you need–from informational guides for parents to forms for setting up a test site.

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