Families

What Is the ISEE Admission Test? 15 Frequently Asked Questions

By ERB Team / December 13, 2023

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

By ERB Team / 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

By ERB Team / 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

By Glenn Milewski / September 14, 2022

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

By Glenn Milewski / September 13, 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 and post-pandemic data. […] 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

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MyERB: Introducing the New ERB Member Experience

Launched in May 2024, MyERB makes it easy for members to access the information and tools they need for assessment administration, data interpretation, account management, event registration, and much more. […] read more

ERB and Kahoot! Forge Partnership to Enhance Student Learning Experiences

ERB, a not-for-profit trusted leader in K-12 assessment and data-driven insights for independent school educators and families, and Kahoot!, a global leader in interactive learning and engagement, announced a partnership to elevate the teaching and learning experience for educators and students. […] read more

The Power of Evidence-Based Problem-Solving to Improve Student Outcomes

Dave Hersh, CEO of Character Lab, recommends educators use five steps to collect evidence for problem-solving and ultimately improving student outcomes. […] read more

Navigating the Middle East Conflict and Assessing Mission Success

As with any challenge to the value and integrity of schools, this is an opportunity to reaffirm our core commitments as educators. Teaching about the Middle East is part of the educational mission of schools […] read more

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