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

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

Scoring the Upper Level ISEE

Students taking the ISEE Upper Level will receive a "stanine score" that ranges from 0 to 9, with 9 being best. They will receive an overall stanine in addition to stanine scores for each sub-test (Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, Reading Comprehension, Mathematics Achievement.) The stanine scores are what schools ostensibly care about most and [...]

By |2019-08-27T16:26:44-05:00August 27th, 2019|ISEE Upper Level|0 Comments

The Essay on the Upper Level ISEE

The fifth and final section of the ISEE is always the essay, a two-page response to a specific prompt.  Your essay is not scored, but a copy of your essay is sent to every school you designate to receive your ISEE results.  The schools may then use your essay as a separate weight in [...]

By |2019-08-27T16:28:48-05:00August 27th, 2019|ISEE Upper Level|1 Comment

What to Expect from Fall ISEE Testing

Applying to a new school is difficult. You want your child to be happy and successful, surrounded by good friends and caring teachers, and supported by a rigorous curriculum and enriching activities. As if all of the research, endless school visits, and chatter among parents wasn't stressful enough, you have to worry about taking the the [...]

By |2018-10-29T16:03:08-05:00October 24th, 2018|ISEE Lower Level, ISEE Middle Level, ISEE Upper Level|0 Comments