Prometric and the ERB (Educational Records Bureau) announced today that students in the U.S. and Canada will be able to take the Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE) in the comfort and security of their homes using Prometric’s ProProctor™ remote proctoring solution, starting May 1st. This proven at-home solution will enable students to take these important school entrance exams when it is convenient for them, with the same rigor and reliability as exams delivered at traditional test center locations.
“We are excited to respond to the needs of families and schools during this difficult time by offering a secure and valid ISEE test at home, under conditions that meet social distancing requirements in the United States and Canada,” said ERB President Tom Rochon. “Offering ISEE at home via Prometric expands on the many options we already offer to help families gain access to the education they desire for their students.”
The ProProctor platform is a proprietary remote testing system that uses advanced technologies and an experienced proctoring staff to provide convenient and easy-to-use access to programs, such as the ISEE. Students using this option will have the same ISEE test structure for which they have prepared, and schools will receive valid and reliable test scores within 48 hours for use in the admissions process. The ProProctor solution is identical in content, format, on-screen experience, scoring, and pricing as the tests delivered in the Prometric global test center network.
“We are proud of our innovative and collaborative partnership with ERB to address the critical need for student ISEE testing during this challenging era of COVID-19,” said Susan Gammage, Vice President of Account Management at Prometric. “The ProProctor solution will provide students with a safe, reliable alternative to take the ISEE while testing remains unavailable in schools or test centers.”
Prometric, a global leader in test development, test delivery, and candidate services, enables test sponsors worldwide to advance their credentialing programs through test development and delivery solutions that set the standard in quality and service excellence. Prometric offers a comprehensive and reliable approach to advising, developing, managing and delivering programs in an integrated, technology-enabled environment across the world’s most secure testing network, including 14,000 locations in more than 180 countries or through the conveniences of online assessment services. For more information, visit www.prometric.com or follow us on Twitter at @PrometricGlobal and www.linkedin.com/company/prometric/.
ERB is a not-for-profit educational advisory group that provides educators and families with a more complete understanding of the whole student. K-12 schools around the world rely on ERB to provide them with an integrated suite of assessments, insights, and analytics that track the complete student journey–assessing academic ability, learning achievement, and social and emotional learning competencies. Learn more at https://www.erblearn.org/ and on Twitter @ERBlearn and LinkedIn.