What is Tested on the ISEE Lower Level – An Analysis of Topics, Difficulty, and Even Word Counts

The Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE) Lower Level is a popular admissions test taken by American students applying to private US middle schools for grades 5 and 6. It is developed and marketed by the non-profit Educational Records Bureau (ERB). Students receive about 2.5-hours to complete the 117-question ISEE, which is comprised of 4, [...]

By |2020-09-15T14:52:15-05:00September 15th, 2020|Analysis, Educators, ISEE Lower Level, Piqosity News|0 Comments

10 ISEE Practice Tests Available Now

Piqosity now offers a market-leading 10 full-length ISEE practice tests each for the Upper, Middle, and Lower level ISEE tests. No other content publisher comes close to offering this amount of ISEE practice tests*. Piqosity's tests are level-specific, meaning that there really are 10 tests for each level of the ISEE for applying to [...]

How the Non-Profit ERB Test Administrator Got into For-Profit ISEE Test Prep Sales

On June 24, 2020, the Educational Records Bureau (ERB) announced an exclusionary marketing arrangement with the private, for-profit test prep company Test Innovators. Test Innovators charges $380 for access to the only official, full-length ISEE practice test. Piqosity believes that this exclusive dealing arrangement is unethical and potentially unlawful. A not-for-profit, supposedly independent arbiter [...]

What is Tested on the ISEE Upper Level – An Analysis of Topics, Difficulty, and Even Word Counts

The Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE) Upper Level is a popular admissions test taken by American students applying to private US high schools for grades 9-12. It is developed and marketed by the non-profit Educational Records Bureau (ERB). Students receive about 3-hours to complete the 161-question ISEE, which is comprised of 4, separately scored [...]

By |2020-09-15T14:25:49-05:00August 27th, 2020|Analysis, Educators, ISEE Upper Level|0 Comments

Author McSwazey’s “Legacy Unbroken” and “Law of Averages” Adapted for ACT and SAT Prep

Our ACT and SAT practice tests contain adaptations from contemporary literature. Two of these adaptations are from a young, Houston-based author who goes by the pen name McSwazey. For SAT Reading Test practice, we adapted a passage from his second and newest story Legacy Unbroken. This riveting science fiction story chronicles a son's quest [...]

By |2020-08-20T23:33:00-05:00August 19th, 2020|ACT, Educators, SAT|0 Comments

Free Retired ISEE Test Practice Questions

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 [...]