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Professional Organizations

A Better Chance is an active member of major education and access organizations. 
We work directly with these organizations to provide the most effective and targeted support and services to our Scholars, families and schools.

Examples of Professional Association Partners

Enrollment Management Association

Enrollment Management Association (EMA) is a nonprofit association of independent school admissions officers which, among other services, develops and implements the SSAT, one of the leading independent school admission tests.  We work with EMA on a broad range of issues, such as ensuring that our school application form is effective.  They also provide targeted test fee waivers to A Better Chance students.   

Educational Records Bureau

Educational Records Bureau (ERB) is a nonprofit educational services organization that creates and offers assessments for both admission and achievement in independent and selective public schools. This includes the ISEE, one of the leading independent school admission tests. ERB provides targeted test fee waivers to A Better Chance students.

National Partnership for Educational Access

National Partnership for Educational Access (NPEA) is the leading membership association for organizations, programs, and institutions that are committed to educational access for underserved students.  We work closely with them and their members to learn about and share best practices, gather statistical information, and remain current about developments in the field.

National Association of Independent Schools

National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) is the leading nonprofit membership association of independent private K-12 schools in the United States.  We work closely with them to develop effective services and information for our students in such areas as financial aid, and stay current on diverse student enrollment, trends, and best practices. 

The College Board

The College Board is a nonprofit organization of schools, colleges, universities and educational organizations that administers standardized tests and curricula used by K–12 and post-secondary education institutions. We work with them to learn about trends and best practices, particularly in the college preparation and admission processes.