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 UL Feature, ISEE Upper Level|0 Comments

Reading Comprehension Questions on the Upper Level ISEE

Students will have 35 minutes to read six passages and answer 36 questions in the Reading Comprehension section.  These passages will cover a wide variety of topics, including the humanities (literature, art, biography), social studies (history, economics, sociology), and science (medicine, meteorology, zoology).  Each passage is followed by a number of questions that are based on [...]

By |2017-03-08T14:34:55-05:00March 8th, 2016|ISEE UL Feature, ISEE Upper Level|1 Comment

Word Problem Questions on the Upper Level ISEE

The entirety of the ISEE Mathematics Achievement test is comprised of word problems, and much of the Quantitative Reasoning section is as well. Given that the Mathematics Achievement Test is the longest test on the ISEE, and the Quantitative Reasoning test is generally considered the most challenging, it's a good idea to improve your [...]

By |2017-03-29T17:57:10-05:00February 17th, 2016|ISEE UL Feature, ISEE Upper Level|1 Comment

ISEE Upper Level Overview and Test-Taking Strategies

The Educational Records Bureau (ERB) developed the Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE) as an admissions tool for private schools, much like the SAT and ACT are used as admissions tools for colleges and universities. The ISEE tests a student’s knowledge of and skills in vocabulary, math, reading, writing, critical thinking, and reasoning to demonstrate [...]

By |2017-03-30T11:35:34-05:00February 16th, 2016|ISEE UL Feature, ISEE Upper Level|2 Comments

Sentence Completion Questions on the ISEE Upper Level

The Upper Level ISEE Verbal Reasoning section is composed of two parts - synonyms and sentence completions. You will have 20 minutes to answer 20 Synonym Questions and 20 Sentence Completion Questions. These questions test your knowledge of vocabulary and your ability to apply that knowledge. (Skip this how-to guide and go straight to [...]

By |2017-03-29T17:56:05-05:00February 8th, 2016|ISEE UL Feature, ISEE Upper Level|1 Comment