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  • The Next Normal: How K–12 Independent Schools Can Survive and Thrive in a New Landscape (Executive Summary)

    The Next Normal: How K–12 Independent Schools Can Survive and Thrive in a New Landscape (Executive Summary)

    As schools continue to face the many challenges brought on by COVID-19, everyone is doing exceptional work finding new and creative ways to innovate their programs, tools, communications, and so much

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  • A Message From Heather Hoerle: Announcing the SSAT At Home

    A Message From Heather Hoerle: Announcing the SSAT At Home

    We are excited to share that beginning in fall 2020, EMA will offer large-scale, at-home administration of the SSAT.

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  • Summary of The Snapshot Research and Findings

    Summary of The Snapshot Research and Findings

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  • Learn How to Interpret Your Results for The Character Skills Snapshot23:04

    Learn How to Interpret Your Results for The Character Skills Snapshot

    An in-depth lesson on how to interpret Character Skills Snapshot results and gather a more holistic view of your applicants.

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  • Elementary Level SSAT Score Interpretation for Admission Officers and Committee Members (2019-2020)42:27

    Elementary Level SSAT Score Interpretation for Admission Officers and Committee Members (2019-2020)

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  • Member Minute: SSAT Scaled Score vs. Percentile1:19

    Member Minute: SSAT Scaled Score vs. Percentile

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  • Bringing Merit Aid Out of the Shadows

    Bringing Merit Aid Out of the Shadows

    Eric Turner, Director of Enrollment Management, Wyoming Seminary, PA Learn how Wyoming Seminary transformed a lackluster merit exam into a dynamic enrollment driver. By changing the date, marketing,

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  • Re-imagining Group Assessments

    Re-imagining Group Assessments

    With Nancy Hayes, Director of Enrollment Management and Financial Aid, New Canaan Country School; Jonathan Martin, Principal, JonathanEMartin Ed. Services & Mark Macrides, Director of Innovation and D

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  • Interactive Elementary Visits

    Interactive Elementary Visits

    With Marjorie Mitchell, Director of Admissions and Financial Aid, The Westminster Schools Ready to refine your admission process? Looking to assess for non-cognitive skill such as teamwork, motivatio

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  • The Right Answer is Not Always C: Inside the Test Development Team at SSATB

    The Right Answer is Not Always C: Inside the Test Development Team at SSATB

    Keith D. Wright, Ph.D., Psychometrician, The Enrollment Management Association, NJ This presentation will explore standardized tests, why they matter, and ways to ensure test fairness. Discussing the

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  • Using the SSAT as a Predictor of First Year Success

    Using the SSAT as a Predictor of First Year Success

    With Dr. Jinghua Liu and Dr. Keith Wright How do you predict how likely it is that a student will achieve academic success in their first year at your school? Learn more about the predictive power o

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  • Assessment and the (Un) biased Mind

    Assessment and the (Un) biased Mind

    With Nathan R. Kuncel, Ph.D When making admission decisions we are faced with the daunting task of trying to see into the future with crystal balls that are cloudy, at best. This task is especially d

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  • Character Assessment and Education in the 21st Century

    Character Assessment and Education in the 21st Century

    By Heather Hoerle, Executive Director, The Enrollment Management Association Character skills and development are increasingly becoming part of the conversation around student success. This presentat

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  • The Process of Discernment: Unveiling Aptitude and Character

    The Process of Discernment: Unveiling Aptitude and Character

    At The Bishop’s School, the relational process with each candidate and his/her family begins when they tour campus, interface with more than one admission officer, and have multiple experiences before

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  • Ask the Experts: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Assessments but Were Afraid to Ask

    Ask the Experts: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Assessments but Were Afraid to Ask

    Kate Auger-Campbell, Director of Outreach, Dr. Jinghua Liu, Chief Testing & Research Officer, Dr. Keith Wright, Director of Psychometrics, The Enrollment Management Association & Dr. Linda Cook, Forme

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  • Assessing Character Skills

    Assessing Character Skills

    Meghan Brenneman, Ed.D., Director of Character Assessment Programs & Christina Dotchin, Director of Outreach, The Enrollment Management Association Character skills are increasingly becoming part of

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  • Plus One: Adding Character Assessment to Admission

    Plus One: Adding Character Assessment to Admission

    Booth D. Kyle, Associate Head of School & Admissions and Financial Aid Director, Lakeside School (WA) Learn about Lakeside School’s journey with the Character Skills Snapshot in its inaugural year, f

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  • Fairness in Testing

    Fairness in Testing

    by Keith Wright, Ph.D., director of psychometrics, The Enrollment Management Association Given the heightened focus on standardized testing in today’s media, it is not surprising that...

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  • Character Counts and Counting Character: A New Way to Measure Skills

    Character Counts and Counting Character: A New Way to Measure Skills

    Assessing an applicant’s character may be one of the more challenging aspects of the independent school admission process. But The Character Skills Snapshot, a tool launched by the Enrollment...

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  • The Interview: Am I Buying or Am I Selling?

    The Interview: Am I Buying or Am I Selling?

    by Sam Washington For more than a quarter of a century, I have interviewed students as a part of the admission process to independent schools. While my estimated 5,000 or so interview hours...

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