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Education is changing daily, and ERB strives to keep educators and parents up-to-date on what is happening that may impact your school and your students today, tomorrow, and in the future.

educators

The latest news and updates for educators and our ERB Member Schools.

Check-In Survey Now Available

February 7, 2022
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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

ISEE Testing Options During COVID

January 13, 2022
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ERB is here to help navigate these uncertain times. We know that the recent Covid surge is causing disruptions. ERB is here to help navigate these uncertain times. If you have test events scheduled in the next few weeks/months, we want to work with you to consider options for moving forward.  Option One  ERB can take over!  ERB Administered ISEE At Home is a great option.  Responding to feedback from our member schools, ERB is adding 3 special dates—across all 3 time zones—for ERB proctored ISEE At Home. Saturday, January 15, 2022 Saturday, January 22, 2022 Saturday, January 29, 2022 […] read more

Testing Options During COVID

January 13, 2022
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With the recent surge in COVID cases, we know you may be considering changes to your testing plans as a result of the varying conditions in your community. We want you to know that our Member Services Directors, and ERB, are here to help and can support you and your community in the following ways: Safe and Convenient At-Home Testing – At-home testing options for CTP, Milestones, and SEL Insights. Quicker Interim Testing – Use our Milestones Assessment in lieu of CTP’s full battery. Complimentary SEL Education Tools – Enjoy one month of free access to our SEL Insights Curriculum. Contact your Member […] read more

Comprehensives Testing Update

January 13, 2022
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Browser Update for Comprehensives Testing For online Comprehensives testing, an updated version of the Windows Secure Browser is available.  The current version is 11.1.2.7.  If you are running a previous version, no action is needed.  Your secure browser will automatically update to the current version the next time it is launched.  If you would prefer to manually update to the current version, download it at http://ctponline.erblearn.org.  For questions or assistance, please contact CTP Operations at (866) 683-2335 or (646) 503-2699.  Tagged in: […] read more

ERB Launching Free Check-In Survey

December 16, 2021
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ERB Launching Free Check-In Survey to Help Schools Quickly Gauge Student Well-Being Inspired by Character Lab’s Student Thriving Index, the quick survey includes academic, emotional and inclusion scales. ERB announced today that it has partnered with Character Lab to deploy elements of its Student Thriving Index in a 13-item Check-In Survey that will be available free to ERB member schools using our CTP or Milestones assessments. ERB’s survey design was informed by input from students and teachers at a cross-section of the organization’s member schools. “School leaders across the country have expressed the need for a quick way to understand […] read more

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families

The latest news and updates for our families.

What Is the ISEE Admission Test? 15 Frequently Asked Questions

December 13, 2023
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The ISEE provides admission teams with objective data points that can benefit both schools – by helping them make admission decisions – and families, by ensuring they find the right school fit for their student. […] read more

How to Overcome Test Anxiety and Support Students Before an Assessment

November 21, 2023

Students with test anxiety show symptoms in situations involving academic evaluation, making it difficult to demonstrate their true knowledge and abilities. […] read more

The Distinctive Value of Independent Schools

September 15, 2023

Independent schools are non-profit, mission-driven institutions governed by a board of trustees and funded by tuition and charitable contributions. […] read more

How to Interpret the New Milestones Norms

September 14, 2022
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After two years of administration, ERB determined that it collected sufficient data to construct norms based on actual Milestones test-takers. These norms better reflect students’ performance on Milestones and are more useful to members interpreting results. […] read more

All About the Data – Understanding CTP Norms

September 13, 2022
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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 and post-pandemic data. […] read more

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