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ERB Insights Blog

Education is changing daily, and ERB strives to keep educators and parents up-to-date on what is happening that may impact your school and your students today, tomorrow, and in the future.

educators

The latest news and updates for educators and our ERB Member Schools.

Spring 2024 CTP Norms Updates: What to Expect This Reporting Cycle

March 1, 2024
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Comprehensive Testing Program (CTP) norms are updated annually for each reporting cycle (fall and spring). These “rolling norms,” as they are often called, are calculated after gathering three years of data, and in the fourth year, deleting the earliest year and adding data from the most recent administration. […] read more

You’ve Collected Your School’s Assessment Data. Now What?

March 1, 2024
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At ERB, we want to help you not only collect data from assessments and other measurement tools but also analyze and interpret those data to inform your decision-making. So, where do you start? […] read more

6 Reasons to Attend an ERB Connections Regional Conference

February 1, 2024
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Driven by the broader theme of “Connections: Impacting the Learning Landscape Through Data and Insight,” our regional conferences enable educators to explore data-driven insights and understand the importance of supporting the whole child at school and in the classroom. […] read more

An Equitable Approach to Test Prep and Practice: How Can We Level the Playing Field?

January 31, 2024
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As a member-driven organization that supports equity in assessment, ERB partnered with Test Innovators to level the playing field for all students by providing free test practice for all ISEE fee-waiver recipients. […] read more

The Power of Transparency with Your Board of Trustees

January 17, 2024
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The respective roles of Board and leadership in upholding excellence and driving change are best maintained through proactive transparency. […] read more

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families

The latest news and updates for our families.

What Is the ISEE Admission Test? 15 Frequently Asked Questions

December 13, 2023
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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

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

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

September 14, 2022
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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

September 13, 2022
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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

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