Milestones

How to Interpret the New Milestones Norms

By Glenn Milewski / September 14, 2022

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 to construct Milestones norms. This was appropriate given that Milestones and CTP share the same score scale and use very similar test specifications.   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. ERB will keep adding years to the Milestones norm […] 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

Testing Options During COVID

By ERB Team / January 13, 2022

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

By ERB Team / January 13, 2022

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

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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