How to Motivate Students for Standardized Tests

Parents and teachers who are struggling with how to motivate students for standardized tests feel the truth behind the old cliché: “you can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make it drink.” So how can you convince your students that it’s worth their time and energy to prepare fully and strategically for [...]

When Should You Start Preparing for the ISEE Test

Students prepare for the ISEE private school admissions test year-round; however, assuming a January or February test date and application deadline, about a quarter of students will start preparing in summer; half—the majority—will start in fall, and the remainder will play catch-up in winter. But you should start preparing for the ISEE private school [...]

Free ISEE Diagnostic Practice Tests

Our Christmas update brings new, free ISEE practice tests for the Upper, Middle, and Lower levels and enhanced app performance! To keep up with surging student numbers, we gave ourselves the gift of new server hardware for Christmas. You'll notice the difference with these new AMD-powered servers in significantly faster loading times across the [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

How to Tutor the ISEE, a Guide to Getting Started

ISEE (commonly pronounced I-See) is an acronym that stands for the Independent School Entrance Exam and is taken by students applying to private schools in the United States. This peer-normed, standardized test is commonly taken for students applying to middle school (grades 5/6-8) and high school (grades 9-12). Students can also [...]

Spring 2020 Major Update Release Notes

The "ISEE 2019-2020 season" is now mostly over, which can mean only one thing for Piqosity -- it's safe to start tinkering with the software again! We're excited to announce our first major release of 2020, which brings a host of performance improvements and new features. New Features More Student Stats Tutor-Led Practice Student [...]

By |2020-02-26T17:07:59-06:00February 26th, 2020|ACT, ISEE Lower Level, ISEE Upper Level, Piqosity News|0 Comments
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