The SSAT Board of Directors founded the Admission Leadership Council (ALC) in 2009 to reestablish a more consistent organizational and professional voice for members.
The role of the Admission Leadership Council is to:
Be a sounding board for SSATB for the development of admission services
Serve as conveners and facilitators of annual, regional meetings of members
Provide leadership in the area of professional development for admission professionals
Act as advocates for the critical role of admission in schools
SSATB believes that independent school admission is likely to see disruptive change in the next decade. In previous reports, we’ve speculated that “the 21st century will be marked by game changing technology, a blurring of traditional borders and a complete reinvention of traditional education.” How, then, will independent school enrollment managers respond and remain successful in their work?
Here are just some of the questions the Think Tank will discuss as they work to educate themselves and our community about new trends affecting independent school admission:
• How do we better understand our students’ many kinds of minds, and look for new ways standardized testing can reveal more about them?
• How should we support the professionalism and consistency of the admission process and consider carefully what will serve independent schools 10-20 years from now so we can better lead the profession forward?
• How do we pull together the best available thinking on broadening admission assessments and share that thinking widely?
• How might we test for important character attributes in the admission process?
In addition to the member school databases available on regional and national association web sites, the National Center for Education Statistics as part of its Private School Universe Survey maintains a searchable database of private school survey respondents.
The companies below are partners in support of our mission: to provide unparalleled leadership and service in meeting the admission assessment and enrollment needs of schools, students, and families.
The companies below partner with The Enrollment Management Association to assist us in providing exceptional products and services to students and families.
The Enrollment Management Association provides test practice items in agreement with these organizations with the goals of increasing student familiarity and comfort with the SSAT and maximizing student success.
Many families view test preparation companies as an excellent way to get ready to take the SSAT. Test preparation companies can help students understand the SSAT’s format and timing, the types of questions they will see on the test, and the instructions that will be presented to them.
In an effort to support families, we launched an exciting new licensing program to ensure that students receive correct information about the SSAT and access to SSAT-authored practice test questions.
Authorized test preparation companies can now use practice questions created by the SSAT development team in their preparation programs. We expect an expansion to include additional providers, giving families a range of test preparation options that they can count on for the best and most accurate information about the SSAT.
The organizations below are global partners in support of our mission: to provide unparalleled leadership and service in meeting the admission assessment and enrollment needs of international schools, students, and families.
SSATB's Think Tank on the Future of Assessment was established to create an ongoing conversation about 21st century admission and the needs of enrollment managers during their selection process.
From the gold standard SSAT family of admission assessments to the Standard Application Online, SSATB offers members a variety of useful tools.
These services are designed to help you get the most out of every score report you receive and provide you with customized information appropriate to your school's unique needs.
Our Mission Statement:
Our leadership team is composed of talented and visionary professionals focused on a common goal – to serve our community by leading with forethought, excellence, and expert guidance.
Hailing from disciplines throughout the enrollment management community, our board of trustees lends its considerable experience and expertise to the governance of The Enrollment Management Association. This diverse group of industry leaders includes enrollment managers, heads, business officers, leaders in access organizations, consultants, association professionals, and more. Their wide range of backgrounds and talents ensures that the best interests of our constituents (enrollment professionals, schools, and families) are served with professionalism and integrity.
Great enrollment leaders deserve great professional learning opportunities.
For every stage of your professional career path, The Enrollment Management Association offers a program to suit your needs. The association helps you combine the latest research, data, and training with outstanding networking and collaborative opportunities. Whether you’re just starting out in admission, are a newly appointed–or aspiring–director, or are a veteran enrollment manager, we have a professional development program to support you.
The Enrollment Management Association is dedicated to providing our members with exceptional services and benefits. Our Member Relations Team ensures that an open line of communication is available and that our members' needs are being heard and met.
Schools need reliable assessment tools to make confident decisions about applicants. That’s why The Enrollment Management Association works continuously to identify evolving best practices and develop new ways of equitably assessing student potential. Our team includes both the scientists who design our industry’s gold-standard assessments and the team that ensures testing runs smoothly and provides essential support.
Our expert technology and product team is composed of professionals with a wide range of industry training and experience.
Our human resources and operations team ensures that we provide exceptional services to our communities through the careful management and constant appraisal of processes, procedures, and personnel. They are dedicated to ensuring a smooth flow of information and assistance to our varied constituencies.
SSATB’s Vision 2020 is rooted in six goals. We will work hard to strengthen our voice in advocating for the enrollment management profession, and build our internal capacity in order to help you. Throughout this plan, your involvement will be crucial.
We don’t just want to realize our goals—we want them to have an impact.
The Enrollment Management Association’s Technical Advisory Panel (TAP) oversees test development and psychometric work and provides advice on new product development and research. Their breadth of expertise and experience is a significant asset to The Enrollment Management Association.
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