ISEE Test Dates: How to Choose Your Test Date & Location

If you’re planning to take the ISEE (Independent School Entrance Examination), you will want to pick ISEE test dates and locations that are convenient for you and your family. Especially for first-time ISEE test-takers, this process can be very involved; an added pressure is that spaces often fill up quickly. Set yourself on a low-stress [...]

Math Enrichment with Piqosity’s New Math 5 and Algebra I Courses

We're excited to announce the launch of our new math enrichment courses for 5th grade math (Math 5) and 8th grade math (Algebra I). These two new math courses mark the beginning of our expansion into enrichment and remediation of core academics; by the end of October we will also launch English Language Arts [...]

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 |2022-02-21T23:15:53-06:00August 27th, 2020|ISEE: Upper Level|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

ISEE is One Test for Multiple Grades

While there are different variations of each ISEE test,  it is very possible that a student applying to 9th grade could be taking the exact same test with the exact same questions as a student applying to 12th grade; however, we explain below how this possibility has negligible impact on the test's overall difficulty. [...]

ISEE Upper Level 7 Full-Length Practice Tests

Piqosity now offers 7 full-length practice tests for the ISEE Upper Level private school admissions exam. In total, students have access to more than 3,000 practice questions lasting upwards of 50-hours. No other publisher offers more content than Piqosity for the ISEE Upper Level¹. This seventh, full-length practice test is available now at no-extra [...]

By |2021-09-28T13:16:49-05:00December 4th, 2017|ISEE: Upper Level|0 Comments

ISEE Upper Level Practice Questions

The Upper Level Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE) is the standardized test required by many private schools for students applying to grades 9-12. The ISEE is administered by the Educational Records Bureau (ERB). Piqosity currently offers 6 full-length practice tests plus 2,000 practice questions. In total, students can work through the equivalent of nearly [...]

By |2017-06-30T12:06:09-05:00June 30th, 2017|ISEE: Upper Level|0 Comments

ISEE Math Review – Estimation

For the ISEE and other standardized tests with math sections, estimation is your friend. Estimation will reduce the amount of time you spend making calculations, which allows more time to complete difficult questions. Estimation is rounding a number up or down to make it easier to calculate, but the estimated number must be as [...]

By |2021-09-28T13:19:02-05:00May 4th, 2017|ISEE: Upper Level Math Review|0 Comments
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