ISEE

What is the ISEE?

The ISEE is a standardized test used by admission officers to assess the abilities of students seeking to enroll in an independent school. The ISEE measures the basic verbal, math, and reading skills students need for successful performance in independent schools. It has four levels:

A Primary Level, Lower Level, Middle Level, and Upper Level.

The Primary Level

Is for students currently in grades 1, 2, and 3 who are candidates for grades 2, 3, and 4. This hour-long test, made up of a reading and math section and a short writing sample. For more information on this test, please go to www.iseetest.org.

The Lower Level

Is for students currently in grades 4 and 5 who are candidates for admission to grades 5 and 6. For more information on this test, please go to www.iseetest.org.

The Middle Level

Is for students in grades 6 and 7 who are candidates for admission to grades 7 and 8. For more information on this test, please go to www.iseetest.org.

The Upper Level

Is for students in grades 8 through 11 who are candidates for admission to grades 9 through 12. For more information on this test, please go to www.iseetest.org.

What you can expect on the test. 

In the Lower, Middle, and Upper levels, the ISEE consists of three parts: (1) carefully constructed and standardized verbal and quantitative reasoning tests that measure your capability for learning; (2) reading comprehension and mathematics achievement tests that provide specific information about your strengths and weaknesses in those areas; and (3) an essay section. The ISEE evaluates not only your level of reading, but also your ability to comprehend material drawn from the sciences and humanities. The ISEE essay is timed and written in response to a prompt. This essay is not scored; it is scanned and sent only to the schools you requested.

What you can expect as a client

  • Personalized instruction.
  • Patient and passionate tutors
  • A wealth of curriculum and resources
  • Lesson’s that are tailored directly to the student’s needs
  • Caring and flexible tutors
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