May 7, 2019

Announcement About AABL and CPAA

After many years providing Pre-K and Kindergarten programs with data for admissions and progress monitoring, ERB will be ending the Admission Assessment for Beginning Learners (AABL) program as well as our offering of the Children’s Progress Academic Assessment (CPAA) in July 2020. We believe that this full academic year transition provides schools with enough time to find alternative means of assessment for children 4-6 years old. During 2019-2020 we will not be accepting registrations for these assessments from member schools that have not used them previously.

 

Early childhood testing spans a wide range of rapid developmental milestones; as a result, many in the ERB membership and the larger educational community prefer not to administer standardized tests to groups of very young children. Reflecting these views, ERB plans instead to focus our organizational resources to more effectively serve school administrators and teachers, as well as students and their families in grades 1-10.

 

Beginning immediately, we are channeling our resources into providing greater insight to benefit students in grades 1-10 through our tests of reasoning and achievement in Math, English Language Arts, Writing, and social-emotional development. Our goal is to make it easy for administrators, teachers, parents, and students to fully understand the student as a learner and the school as a learning environment. In the near future, results of ERB assessments will be integrated in order to give a more complete picture of student growth over time and across multiple dimensions of development. This will enable teachers, parents, and students to get a more holistic picture than was previously possible.

 

We are excited about the road ahead and look forward to sharing more with you in the coming months.

 

 

 

 

 

AABL Details

Transition Timeline  
May 7, 2019 - June 30, 2020 AABL Operations is available for current users.
August 2019 Student registration opens for current AABL schools.
June 30, 2020 Last day to administer AABL in schools.
August 31, 2020 Last day to download AABL scores.

 

 

Can a school that has not previously used AABL administer it during the 2019-20 year?

Unfortunately, we are not accepting new schools during the 2019-20 season.

My school is a current AABL user, can we administer the test through the fall?

Yes, you may administer the AABL onsite until June 30, 2020.

I have been told my child needs to take AABL in the 2019-20 academic year. Is ERB still providing the assessment and how to I register?

AABL will continue to be available through the 2019-20 school year to schools that are current users. Registration for the coming year will post at the beginning of August and can be found at https://iseeonline.erblearn.org. You may want to confirm with the school to which you are applying that they will continue to require AABL for the 2019-20 year.

How long will AABL scores be available?

Schools and parents may access AABL scores through August 31, 2020 via the portal at https://iseeonline.erblearn.org.

Will you be providing support for schools that need to download all AABL scores over time?

Yes, we will provide schools with access to past AABL scores through August 31, 2020 by requesting a data download at aablscores@erblearn.org.

 
 

 

 

CPAA Details

Transition Timeline  
May 7, 2019 to June 30, 2020 CPAA Operations is available for current users.
June 30, 2020 Last day to administer CPAA in schools.
August 31, 2020 Last day to download CPAA scores.

 

 

Can a school that has not previously used CPAA use it during the 2019-20 year?

It is possible to sign on for the final year of administration, but longitudinal studies will not be possible.

My school is a CPAA user. What is the last day we can administer the CPAA?

The last day to administer CPAA is June 30, 2020.

 
 

Additional FAQs for Schools

What kind of support will ERB provide to schools that transition to new assessments?

As each school’s needs will be different, we recommend that you contact your member service consultant. If you’re unsure who that is, you can find information at www.erblearn.org/consultants.

Can ERB help my school find a replacement for AABL or CPAA?

As each school’s needs will be different, we recommend that you contact your member service consultant. If you’re unsure who that is, you can find information at www.erblearn.org/consultants.

Who should I contact if I (or anyone at my school) has additional questions?

Your member service consultant is best positioned to answer any additional questions you may have. If you’re unsure who that is, you can find information at www.erblearn.org/consultants.