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ERB Launches Writing Practice

By ERB Team / August 12, 2022

ERB Launches Writing Practice with new design, functionality, and enhanced features to help students improve their writing skills with instant, actionable feedback. A robust library of prompts and lessons saves educators time while providing students unlimited opportunities to practice writing. ERB announced today the availability of ERB Writing Practice, an online program designed to help students improve their writing skills through practice, feedback, and guided support backed by the industry’s most accurate automated scoring algorithm. ERB Writing Practice helps educators and families save valuable time while giving students immediate and individualized feedback and opportunities for growth. Why ERB Writing Practice? […] read more

An image of the new 360 Access for Comprehensives Group feature.

New Group Creation Tool for 360 Access for Comprehensives

By ERB Team / June 6, 2022

Introduction ERB is excited to announce a new feature in 360 Access for CTP and Milestones reporting. Schools now have the ability to create Groups of students for reporting purposes directly in 360 Access instead of creating Groups in the original Group Management feature in Member Profile. Any existing Groups you created in Member Profile will automatically migrate to the new 360 Access feature. Going forward, you will manage all Groups in 360 Access. The Group Management functionality in Member Profile will be turned off at the end of this school year, on June 30, 2022. Groups can be created […] read more

Virtual Office Hours: Understanding ERB’s Updated CTP Norms

By ERB Team / April 8, 2022

On March 22, 2022 Glenn Milewski, Chief Program Officer at ERB, and Jason Lasnetski, Senior Member Services Director, discussed the newly updated Independent School and Association Norms that have been released for Spring. Glenn and Jason discussed which norms were updated, changes to how norms are calculated, and the impact we saw from Covid. Read the full blog post… Read Glenn Milewski and Adrienne Hu’s full explanation of the updated CTP norms. […] read more

Leveraging Data from ERB’s Suite of Assessments Educator Roundtable

By ERB Team / March 15, 2022

Webinar Recap Last month we sat down for a roundtable discussion with fellow educators discussing how they are using assessment data to inform curriculum and instruction. ERB’s Member Services Directors and guest speakers from Member Schools discussed how they are accessing and leveraging data from ERB’s tools to meet their school’s needs. Watch the full webinar recording here or below. […] read more

Webinars

By ERB Team / March 15, 2022

Tuesday, March 22 11:30 am ET / 8:30 am PT Understanding ERB’s Updated Norms Please join us for a conversation between Glenn Milewski, Chief Program Officer at ERB, and Jason Lasnetski, Senior Member Services Director about the newly updated Independent School and Association Norms that have been released for Spring. Glenn and Jason will be discussing which norms were updated, changes to how norms are calculated, and the impact we saw from Covid. Watch a recording of this webinar here. Tagged in: […] read more

How to Manage Contacts in Member Profile

By ERB Team / February 7, 2022

Managing your contacts within ERB’s Member Profile is simple and ensures that you and your colleagues are receiving the information you need from ERB. Go to https://memberprofile.erblearn.org/help-usermanage for a quick guide on the difference between contacts and user roles, and how to create, edit, and deactivate contacts. […] read more

Updated WrAP Manuals Now on Portal

By ERB Team / February 7, 2022

Updated manuals for WrAP testing are now available on the home page and under the Resources tab. […] read more

Updating ERB Communication Preferences

By ERB Team / February 7, 2022

ERB member schools and new contacts added to your ERB account will receive critical communications from ERB. This includes the monthly Insights Newsletter and important program or account updates. If you would like to make changes to this and select which communications you receive from ERB, please be sure to update your preferences in the communication preferences section of your member profile here. Below is a list of the communications we send: Membership – You are automatically opted in to receive important account information and updates, and cannot remove yourself from this, however you can unsubscribe yourself to further updates […] read more

Explore ERB’s Professional Development Opportunities

By ERB Team / February 7, 2022

Available Professional Development Workshops ERB provides professional development and speakers for schools, parent events, and conferences on a range of topics relating to data, insight, assessment, and social-emotional learning. Available workshops include: “Maximizing 360 Access” “Report Interpretation and Analysis 101” “Advanced Report Interpretation and Analysis” “Data Deep Dive: A Custom Look at Your Schools Data” ‘Finding the Sweet Spot: Maximizing the Use of Data to Gain Insight into Student Ability and Achievement” “Talking to Parents about Data” “Effectively Using Your Data: Creating Teacher Buy-In” “Social-Emotional Learning: Using Data and Programming to Develop Healthy Schools” We are also available for customized […] read more

Check-In Survey Now Available

By ERB Team / February 7, 2022

Measure Student Social and Emotional Well-being We are thrilled to announce that Check-In Survey is now available to ERB member schools that purchased CTP Online or Milestones. The survey does not need to be administered at the same time as these assessments. Schools can now start administering the survey.  What the Check-In Survey Covers The quick survey includes academic, emotional, and inclusion scales: ERB’s Check-In Survey enables schools to quickly take the pulse of student attitudes about their emotional well-being, academic engagement, and inclusion in their school community. Academic Engagement In the academic engagement section of the survey, students are […] read more

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How to Interpret the New Milestones Norms

New Updates to Milestones Norms for Fall 2022 Milestones is an interim assessment of reading and mathematics that complements the CTP.  When it was first launched in the fall of 2020, ERB used CTP data […] read more

All About the Data – Understanding CTP Norms

CTP Norms Fall 2022 As the 2022-2023 school year gets underway, we want to update you on the latest with CTP norms and explain how we developed the current CTP norms in relation to pre […] read more

Ahead of the Curve: How PEG™ has Led Automated Scoring for Years

What is PEG™? PEG, or Project Essay Grade, is the automated scoring system at the core of ERB Writing Practice.  It was invented in the 1960s by Ellis Batten Page, a former high school English […] read more

What is the PEG automated scoring algorithm?

An award-winning automated scoring algorithm. Project Essay Grade® (PEG®) software is an automated essay scoring solution based on more than 40 years of research by Dr. Ellis Batten Page, whose pioneering work in the field […] read more