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    How to Read an ERB Results Report

    Aristotle Circle recently released the report, How to Read an ERB Results Report, that takes you through the ERB test report section by section and highlights the meaning behind what is reported. Dr. Kim Har, experienced educator and published author in journals of education and child psychology, with more than 10 years of hands-on teaching and research experience, points out what pre-k and kindergarten admission professionals may be looking for and provide examples of key phrases that provide insight into your child’s aptitude.

    Demystify the ERB:
    • Understand how your child was scored.
    • Understand what scores and comments admissions professionals are looking for.
    • Get tips on what to do if your child did not receive a score you were hoping for.

    The ERB test consists of 8 subtests, including 4 Verbal and 4 Performance subtests. The score report includes individual subtest scores as well as composite Verbal and Performance scores. The child’s Verbal and Performance scores are comprised from the four subtest scores, though each subtest is weighted differently. The subtest scores are reported in three ways: raw scores, scaled scores and percentile ranks
    • Is it best to have high scores in some subtests or average scores across the board?
    • What is the difference between a scaled score and a percentile score?
    • Are there sections that a admissions officer expects children to do poorly in?

    In addition to administering the subtests to calculate the child’s quantitative scores, the examiner also observes certain test-taking behaviors. The examiner’s assessment of the following qualitative factors is also included in the child’s ERB test report including self-confidence, language skills, work traits and more.
    • How will my child’s pencil grip affect their scores?
    • What are the key phrases that suggest the test administer thinks we prepped?
    • What are the additional contributing factors that testers will make note of?

    To download a copy of the report, visit Aristotle Circle's homepage. Alternatively, log in to download the attachment below.
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    Emily Glickman of Abacus Mom, one of the top educational consultants in the city, offers her own take of reading the ERB results:
    When I read my clients' ERB score reports, I look for the following:
    • What are the overall percentile ranks for the performance, verbal and full scales?
    • How do the subtest scores compare? Is there scatter, or are the scores fairly uniform?
    • How do the testers' comments read? What did the tester say about the child's comfort level, familiarity with the test directions, language skills, visual motor skills, and work traits? Is there coded language that the child has prepped for the ERB or has a possible learning challenge?
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