COVID-19 RESPONSE CENTER

 

This page outlines the ways in which we are updating our offerings and policies to support member schools during this challenging time. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us.
 

 

 

Spring 2020 Updates: tools and resources for remote learning and testing

 

This has been a difficult time as schools make contingency plans in response to the threat posed by the coronavirus. We would like to make at least one aspect of your decision-making easier by summarizing some key information regarding ERB testing. 

 

We know the value of keeping your longitudinal achievement and/or admission data intact while working around any necessary school closings. We hope this information will help you develop contingency plans in the event that your school needs to close, so that you may still collect important student data this Spring. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us. We admire your ability to nurture intellectual and social growth under challenging conditions and wish you and your family good health and a speedy return to normal operations. 

 

 

CTP 

Updated Scheduling Options

The spring testing window runs until July 24, 2020. If you normally test in March, April, or May, but plan to extend your school year into the summer, we can be there with you. We're offering online or paper test administration outside of normal school hours, including before and after school as well as on weekends. ERB staff will be in touch with CTP administrators next week to assist with exam rescheduling, as needed.

 

CTP Online At Home

If your school plans to transition to a distance learning program in which students and faculty work from home, we will work with you to deliver CTP Online tests in a secure format to students in their homes. If you're interested in at-home testing please use the button below to request more information. 

 

 
Refund Policies and Cancellations

We are extending our expiration policy to make it easier for schools to reschedule testing due to COVID-19. Any unused testing or reporting packages that were purchased between 03/01/2018 - 12/31/2018 are valid for three years from the date of purchase instead of the typical two years.

 

In addition, we are happy to cancel any CTP 5 test material orders that have not yet shipped. Please contact CTP Operations as soon as possible to confirm a cancellation.

 

 

 

ISEE

Families

Our ISEE team and partners at Prometric Testing Centers are closely monitoring the spread of the virus and necessary closures. Please check www.iseetest.org for Test Center status updates. Rescheduling fees are being waived at this time.

 

Schools

For school sites that are able to test, the ISEE Operations Office is prepared to assist with your continuity in testing. For those who are unable to test due to school or test site closures, we are exploring options for meeting the admissions testing needs of schools and families. We will provide an update on options in the coming couple of weeks.

 

 

Professional Development

Supporting Educators Through This Challenging Time

Despite the changes we are all experiencing due to the coronavirus, ERB remains committed to staying open and supporting our members, including through the provision of professional development opportunities. We will be offering webinars on a variety of topics relevant to educators over the coming months, including topics specific to navigating distance learning and changes in the independent school landscape due to coronavirus. If you are unable to attend the desired session, webinar recordings are always available upon request.

 

 

WrAP

Extended Testing Window 

The window for submitting WrAP essays for scoring has been extended to July 24, 2020.

 

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SEL Suite

We have assembled a small open-source library of helpful videos, recorded webinars, and written guides to support social and emotional learning during this challenging time and beyond.
 

 

 

WRIIT

Free access to Pathways to the WRIIT Library

ERB members can access the entire WRIIT (Writing Resources for Insight, Interpretation and Teaching) Library for free. WRIIT is a proven tool for building better writers and is available exclusively to ERB members. The WRIIT Library contains all of the components that support an evidence-based approach to writing instruction, including tips for teachers, anchor sets, learning progressions, sample prompts and essays, and more. Access WRIIT today by logging into your ERB member account.