Linked below are the 2018/2019 versions of ERB’s official “What to Expect on the ISEE” PDF guides for the ISEE Upper, Middle, and Lower Level independent school entrance exams. These documents contain a near full-length ISEE practice test plus approximately 30 sample questions from a “retired ISEE test.”
These now retired official guides from ERB are far superior to the versions released in summer of 2020, because of the inclusion of the approximately 30 sample questions from the recently retired ISEE test. These sample questions also come with thorough answer explanations from the ISEE’s publisher.
If you’re a tutor or teacher, these retired versions have the added benefit of not being adulterated with a full-page ad for Test Innovators and their $380 packages and $200 per hour tutoring.
The 2020 versions of ERB’s “What to Expect on the ISEE” no longer include the sample questions and answer explanations. Instead ERB has removed them and will now only sell them back to parents and educators as part of a $380 package available exclusively at the for-profit, test prep company Test Innovators. This removal of previously free content happened simultaneously with ERB’s announced endorsement of Test Innovators.
Indeed, Piqosity’s analysis of both the “retired ISEE test” (retired test) and last year’s “What to Expect on the ISEE” (WTE) for the Upper, Middle, and Lower levels reveals that as much as 86% of the previously free practice questions on the WTE are now part of the $380 retired test.