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Homeschool Resources

For homeschool and remote learners, ERB is proud to offer the highest quality assessments and learning tools to help your students master core academic skills and track their learning growth. Each of these assessments and learning tools can be accessed online from anywhere.

ERB Learning Tools

Learning Assessments

Homeschool Supports

learning tools

Help your students master writing skills and build their vocabularies for improved reading comprehension, increased academic achievement, and more learning enjoyment.

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Writing Practice Program

Developed by writing teachers, approved by families

For students in Grades 3-12

Our Writing Practice Program (WPP) is a time-tested resource for helping students improve their writing from anywhere. With customizable, self-paced curricula, you can choose what types of writing prompts to assign to tailor courses to your student's unique strengths, needs, and interests.

"We've finally found what we're looking for with WPP! After just one week I see improvement in [my students'] writing and understanding of essay type, structure, and content. The rubrics are great baselines as to what makes a good essay, and the lessons and example essays are helpful tools for improvement. I am proud to see my kids working independently and successfully to reach their writing goals!"

— Wendy McClellan, Parent
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Word Voyage Vocabulary Builder

For students in Grades 4-12

Students with increased academic vocabularies achieve greater reading comprehension, more enjoyment of reading, superior writing, and higher standardized test scores. Help your students improve their diction with this easy-to-use online program accessible anywhere, anytime.

"I have used Word Voyage for the past five years because the program explores words more deeply and thoroughly than any other vocabulary text or program I've seen. The customer service is unparalleled; you can expect almost immediate assistance! The company continually improves its offerings. My students are enjoying the new games!"

Lisa Robbins, Middle School English Teacher, Dana Hall School

learning assessments

Track your student's learning over time to identify strengths, learning gaps, and opportunities for deeper engagement.

Comprehensives from ERB

Tracking homeschoolers' academic growth is crucial to ensure that they are properly challenged and meeting learning goals. Our time-tested Comprehensives from ERB include both the CTP and Milestone Assessments to help you stay on top of your learners' progress securely wherever they live and learn.

We recommend using CTP and Milestones in tandem for the most accurate academic progress tracking. Test CTP in the Fall or Spring and use Milestones to check in with your students across the rest of the year. These assessments are only available to families through one of our homeschool partners (below).

Why CTP and Milestone Assessments from ERB?

Test what you want.

With CTP and Milestones, flexibility comes baked in! You can choose the subtests that best match your needs and your student's learning goals. Administer any or all of the subtests—how you use our assessment tools is up to you!

Test when you want.

CTP and Milestones can be administered across testing seasons so that you can choose when to evaluate your students. Some homeschoolers prefer to test at the start of the year to see where learners are at the outset; others prefer to test at the end of the year to check academic growth. The choice is yours!

Results are relative.

Want to know how your students' academic growth compares to that of other, similar learners? With CTP and Milestones, you have a range of available norms against which you can compare your students' performance, including the highly competitive independent school norm.

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milestones

The Comprehensive Testing Program (CTP) is trusted by schools and homeschool organizations around the world. Available for students in Grades 1-11, this summative, once-per-year exam measures student performance across a range of subject areas:
Mathematics
Quantitative Reasoning
Verbal Reasoning
Vocabulary
Reading Comprehension
Writing Mechanics
Writing Concepts and Skills
Science
Milestones are the new formative assessment from ERB. Following the same norms and learning standards as CTP, Milestone Assessments are streamlined and focus exclusively on the critical subject areas of Reading Comprehension and Mathematics. Administered in 40-minute modules, Milestones were designed to be flexible and fit into every homeschooler's curriculum.
Why Reading Comprehension and Mathematics? Because a survey of thousands of educators told us that those are the subjects most important to them! For homeschoolers, these are also the subjects that capture the broadest picture of your learner's academic development.

Testing Options

Fall

Winter

Spring

Fall CTP + Milestones
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Milestone
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Spring CTP + Milestones
Milestone
Milestone
CTP
Milestones Only
Coming 2021
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Our Homeschool Partners

Do you belong to one of our partner communities? You can purchase ERB Comprehenseives from ERB directly through your community partner. Please reach out to your community representatives for more information and to order.
The purpose of Classical Conversations® is to lead the home-centered education movement by teaching parents and students the classical tools of learning so that they can discover God’s created order and beauty— and as a result— enable others to do the same.
Classical Conversations fulfills its mission and purpose by establishing and supporting Classical Conversations communities across the United States and in several countries, and by empowering parents in the classical, Christian teaching of their children through Parent Practicums. We enable parents everywhere to equip their children with a Christ-centered worldview and the classical “tools of learning” in order to impact the world for God’s glory.
Veritas' roots are as a K-12 curriculum provider to homeschool families and private Christian schools. After 10 years of assisting families to choose the best curriculum for their children and navigate the difficult landscape of not only preparing for college but for life beyond college, we realized that with new technology we could help our families even more.

homeschool supports

Supplemental resources to support homeschool educators and learners.

sel + comprehensives

In combination with CTP and Milestone Assessment data, knowledge of students’ SEL strengths enables educators to personalize lesson plans and track in real-time how students’ learning experiences translate to academic performance. For homeschoolers, this can help you track your student's overall growth as learners.
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Social-Emotional Learning by ERB

As homeschool educators, nobody knows your learners better than you do. But wouldn't it be great to understand exactly how your learners think about their academic strengths and weaknesses, their learning styles, and learning preferences? That's what SEL from ERB offers!
In partnership with renowned learning specialists from Rethink Ed, we have developed a one-of-a-kind SEL self-assessment and paired it with a robust library of resources to help you not only understand your learners' unique needs, but also have the tools and knowledge to actively respond to those needs to maximize learning outcomes.

Want more information about our homeschool resources?

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