Piqosity advocates on behalf of all students and educators. We want everyone to have a fair shot at realizing success.

Piqosity Asks ERB to Properly Disclose Payments from Test Innovators

On June 25, 2020, ERB announced an exclusionary marketing agreement with for-profit, Seattle-based, tutoring company Test Innovators. Piqosity was appalled by this unprecedented arrangement between a non-profit education consortium and a for-profit test-prep company and sent an open-letter to ERB’s President, Dr. Thomas Rochon.  Dr. Rochon responded on June 29, 2020. However, he fails [...]

By |2020-08-11T22:07:13-05:00July 20th, 2020|Advocacy, Educators|0 Comments

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 [...]

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 [...]

Pursuing a Dream – Why I Founded Piqosity

A native Mississippian and 3rd generation Chinese-American, Shelby Joe explains his motivation for founding Piqosity. Shelby Joe (4th from left) with his Rice University students at the Great Wall of China. I started Piqosity, because I’m passionate about learning and about helping students and their educators achieve their aspirations. Shelby's Grandmother [...]

By |2020-09-16T17:44:55-05:00August 11th, 2020|Advocacy, Piqosity News|0 Comments

ERB Responds to Piqosity on Exclusionary Arrangement with Test Innovators

On June 25, 2020, ERB announced an exclusionary marketing agreement with for-profit, Seattle-based, tutoring company Test Innovators. Piqosity was appalled by this unprecedented arrangement between a non-profit education consortium and a for-profit test-prep company and sent an open-letter to ERB's President, Dr. Thomas Rochon.  Dr. Rochon responded on June 29, 2020. The full text of [...]

By |2020-07-08T12:55:21-05:00June 30th, 2020|Advocacy, Educators|0 Comments

ERB ISEE Arrangement with Test Innovators, An Open Letter

On June 25, 2020, the Educational Records Bureau (ERB) announced an exclusionary marketing arrangement with the private, for-profit test prep company Test Innovators. Test Innovators charges $389 for access to a single, retired test from ERB. We disagree with this opaque relationship that is bound to adversely affect so many educators and their students. [...]

By |2020-07-08T12:55:14-05:00June 25th, 2020|Advocacy, Educators|0 Comments