Writing

How the AI-Driven PEG Scoring Algorithm Can Improve Student Writing

By ERB Team / August 10, 2023

The PEG AI-powered scoring algorithm offers real-time, actionable feedback that helps students revise and refine their work effectively. […] 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

Ahead of the Curve: How PEG™ Has Led Automated Scoring for Years

By Glenn Milewski / August 29, 2022

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 teacher, who spent “many long weekends sifting through stacks of papers wishing for some help.” His guiding principles? 1) the more we write, the better writer we become, and 2) computers can grade as reliably as their human counterparts (Page, 2003).  The state of computers at the time of Page’s invention did not leave much room for automation, so PEG lay dormant until the mid-1980s.  […] read more

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

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Tuesday, March 22 11:30 am ET / 8:30 am PT Understanding ERB’s Updated Norms Please join us for a conversation between Glenn Milewski, Chief Program Officer at ERB, and Jason Lasnetski, Senior Member Services Director […] read more

How to Manage Contacts in Member Profile

Managing your contacts within ERB’s Member Profile is simple and ensures that you and your colleagues are receiving the information you need from ERB. Go to https://memberprofile.erblearn.org/help-usermanage for a quick guide on the difference between […] read more

Updated WrAP Manuals Now on Portal

Updated manuals for WrAP testing are now available on the home page and under the Resources tab. […] read more

Updating ERB Communication Preferences

ERB member schools and new contacts added to your ERB account will receive critical communications from ERB. This includes the monthly Insights Newsletter and important program or account updates. If you would like to make […] read more