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3 Facts about the links between the ISEE and the ERB tests 1. The Tests are Written by the Same Company, the ERB The Educational Records Bureau is a non-profit achievement and assessment testing company based out of New York.  They write both the ISEE admissions test and the ERB (CTP-4) assessment test – both...
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What is the ERB? The ERB or CTP 4, is comprised of ten levels spanning grades 1-11.  The ERB is not an entrance exam, but an achievement test to ascertain how much students are learning.  There is no test named “the ERB.” Although parents, teachers, and school administrators often use this term to describe all ERB testing programs...
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All About ISEE Accommodations In order to allow all students access to the ISEE test, the Educational Records Bureau (ERB) does provide accommodations for students who qualify. The path for students to qualify for testing accommodations is sometime hard to navigate, so it’s good to know what the process looks like before hand. We have...
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When should my student take the ISEE? It can be confusing deciding when and where your student should take the ISEE test. We discussed taking the test on a computer at a Prometric center vs taking it on paper at a school location in a previous blog post (click here), so now let’s discuss the...
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Spring Testing Sharpen those Number 2 pencils, dust off the TI-84s, and set your watches…Spring is a time for cleaning, shopping, and tanning for Summer, but at Davidson Tutoring, we know that test taking season is in full bloom. SATs, ACTs, ERBs, APs!!! Yes, Dr. Suess could easily make a poem of those, but our...
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GPAs vs SATs What started out as an IQ test for Army recruits in the early 1900s quickly became the most popular scholarship test for Ivy League schools. Today, the SAT is probably the most extremely useful tool in the college admissions process – something that many American high school students anxiously dread this time...
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Students Can Now Take the ISEE More Than Once Below is the email that Elizabeth Mangas, ERB’s Vice President of Admission Testing, recently sent to independent school admission directors across the country. The email introduced the drastic change in their testing policy for the ISEE. Starting in August 2016, test takers of all levels will...
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