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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

Understanding ERB’s Updated CTP Norms

By Glenn Milewski / March 15, 2022

By Glenn Milewski and Adrienne Hu Introduction At ERB, our goal is to help schools see the potential in every student.  We believe a great way to do this is by offering assessments at various points of a student’s career and enabling educators to explore and extract insight from assessment data using 360 Access.   One way our members understand student learning is by comparing their assessment results to ERB norms.  The purpose of norms is to describe the test performance of a reference group of test-takers. Norms are useful only insofar as the data sets used to compute them represent […] 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 fairness & belonging scales: ERB’s Check-In Survey enables schools to quickly take the pulse of student attitudes about their emotional well-being, academic engagement, and fairness & belonging in their school community. Academic Engagement In the academic engagement section of […] read more

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Spring 2024 CTP Norms Updates: What to Expect This Reporting Cycle

Comprehensive Testing Program (CTP) norms are updated annually for each reporting cycle (fall and spring). These “rolling norms,” as they are often called, are calculated after gathering three years of data, and in the fourth year, deleting the earliest year and adding data from the most recent administration. […] read more

You’ve Collected Your School’s Assessment Data. Now What?

At ERB, we want to help you not only collect data from assessments and other measurement tools but also analyze and interpret those data to inform your decision-making. So, where do you start? […] read more

6 Reasons to Attend an ERB Connections Regional Conference

Driven by the broader theme of “Connections: Impacting the Learning Landscape Through Data and Insight,” our regional conferences enable educators to explore data-driven insights and understand the importance of supporting the whole child at school and in the classroom. […] read more

An Equitable Approach to Test Prep and Practice: How Can We Level the Playing Field?

As a member-driven organization that supports equity in assessment, ERB partnered with Test Innovators to level the playing field for all students by providing free test practice for all ISEE fee-waiver recipients. […] read more