From the President

The Power of Transparency with Your Board of Trustees

By Tom Rochon / January 17, 2024

The respective roles of Board and leadership in upholding excellence and driving change are best maintained through proactive transparency. […] read more

Our Whole Child Perspective on the School Mission

By Tom Rochon / August 30, 2023

ERB has developed a Whole Child Solution that combines insights into a student’s academic performance with an understanding of their sense of belonging and engagement in the school community. […] read more

What Is to Be Done? Teaching Writing in the Era of AI

By Tom Rochon / July 17, 2023

The core issue teachers need to consider is this: If writing in the future will be a collaboration between a human and an AI program, then what writing-related skills does a student need to develop? […] read more

ERB Conference 2023 to Feature New Tools that Support Whole Child Education

By Tom Rochon / March 2, 2023

“Each child is a physical, mental and spiritual being, interlocked and intertwined, with each dimension significantly affecting the other two.” William Litterick More than 50 years ago, ERB President William Litterick wrote that assessments of learning must focus on “what children are rather than what they are not.  … Each child is a physical, mental and spiritual being, interlocked and intertwined, with each dimension significantly affecting the other two.” Today we call this a whole child perspective, one that recognizes the connections between a student’s sense of self-worth, their sense of belonging in the school community, and the likelihood of […] read more

Learning Restoration in the COVID Era: A Study of CAIS Member Schools

By Tom Rochon / October 28, 2022

The impact of the COVID pandemic on student learning continues to provoke expressions of deep concern. In this paper, we use ERB test data to compare the impact on student learning from the initial closure of schools in March 2020 versus the impact on learning from the most recently concluded 2021-22 school year. The initial impact on student learning due to school closures in March 2020 was significant, ranging from 30% to 50% in the rate of student learning growth on different CTP subtests. By end of the 2021-22 school year, however, overall student growth rates on CTP subject tests […] read more

Learning Restoration in the COVID Era: A Study of GISA Member Schools

By Tom Rochon / October 28, 2022

The impact of the COVID pandemic on student learning continues to provoke expressions of deep concern. In this paper, we use ERB test data to compare the impact on student learning from the initial closure of schools in March 2020 versus the impact on learning from the most recently concluded 2021-22 school year. The initial impact on student learning due to school closures in March 2020 was significant, ranging from 30% to 50% in the rate of student learning growth on different CTP subtests. By end of the 2021-22 school year, however, overall student growth rates on CTP subject tests […] read more

Learning Restoration in the COVID Era: A Study of ACCS Member Schools

By Tom Rochon / October 28, 2022

The impact of the COVID pandemic on student learning continues to provoke expressions of deep concern. In this paper, we use ERB test data to compare the impact on student learning from the initial closure of schools in March 2020 versus the impact on learning from the most recently concluded 2021-22 school year. The initial impact on student learning due to school closures in March 2020 was significant, ranging from 30% to 50% in the rate of student learning growth on different CTP subtests. By end of the 2021-22 school year, however, overall student growth rates on CTP subject tests […] read more

Learning Restoration in the COVID Era: A Study of FCIS Member Schools

By Tom Rochon / October 28, 2022

The impact of the COVID pandemic on student learning continues to provoke expressions of deep concern. In this paper, we use ERB test data to compare the impact on student learning from the initial closure of schools in March 2020 versus the impact on learning from the most recently concluded 2021-22 school year. The initial impact on student learning due to school closures in March 2020 was significant, ranging from 30% to 50% in the rate of student learning growth on different CTP subtests. By end of the 2021-22 school year, however, overall student growth rates on CTP subject tests […] read more

Learning Restoration in the COVID Era: A Study of ISAS Member Schools

By Tom Rochon / October 28, 2022

The impact of the COVID pandemic on student learning continues to provoke expressions of deep concern. In this paper, we use ERB test data to compare the impact on student learning from the initial closure of schools in March 2020 versus the impact on learning from the most recently concluded 2021-22 school year. The initial impact on student learning due to school closures in March 2020 was significant, ranging from 30% to 50% in the rate of student learning growth on different CTP subtests. By end of the 2021-22 school year, however, overall student growth rates on CTP subject tests […] read more

Learning Restoration in the COVID Era: A Study of TAIS Member Schools

By Tom Rochon / October 28, 2022

The impact of the COVID pandemic on student learning continues to provoke expressions of deep concern. In this paper, we use ERB test data to compare the impact on student learning from the initial closure of schools in March 2020 versus the impact on learning from the most recently concluded 2021-22 school year. The initial impact on student learning due to school closures in March 2020 was significant, ranging from 30% to 50% in the rate of student learning growth on different CTP subtests. By end of the 2021-22 school year, however, overall student growth rates on CTP subject tests […] read more

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How Data-Driven Decision-Making Helps Drive School Improvement

As an educator, assessment data can help inform your decision-making, support your reaccreditation efforts, and help you develop a culture of continuous improvement. […] read more

Examining the Factors That Impact Social and Emotional Skills: Data from ERB SelfWise

The findings of an ERB pilot study of more than 2,000 students offer important lessons for educators and school leaders as they build and iterate social and emotional skill development programs. […] read more

What Data from the ERB Check-In Survey Tell Us About Student Well-Being at School

During the 2022-2023 school year, 14 ERB member schools piloted the Check-In Survey with over 2,000 students in grades 4-8. The study revealed both persistent challenges and powerful takeaways for educators. […] read more

The Distinctive Value of Independent Schools

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