FAQs about the ISEE test for private school admissions.

How do I prepare my child for the ISEE test?

As a parent or tutor you might be anxious about preparing your student for the ISEE especially since you probably never took this relatively new and niche test yourself. But Piqosity makes it easy; if you can explain To Kill a Mocking Bird or remember Algebra I, then you can also tutor the ISEE: Start by [...]

By |2022-09-19T16:19:36-05:00October 18th, 2021||

How do I register to take the ISEE test?

Parents must create an online account at ERB to register for the ISEE test: Create an online account at ERB Pick a test date and location (online, school, or testing center) Pay a fee of between $140 and $200 depending on the location To avoid paying a $30 late registration fee, parents should register [...]

By |2021-09-16T14:55:33-05:00September 15th, 2021||

How much should you study for the ISEE?

The average student preparing with Piqosity reports that they spent between 30 and 40 hours in total studying for the ISEE. However, how long your student will need to study for the ISEE depends on three primary factors: The academic competitiveness of the schools to which your child is applying. Your child's baseline score [...]

By |2021-09-16T14:55:14-05:00September 15th, 2021||

How long is the ISEE test?

In general the ISEE test lasts between 2.5 and 3 hours with breaks, but the exact duration depends on the level of the test the student is taking. The ISEE Upper Level is for students applying to grades 9-12 and lasts 2 hours and 40 minutes not including two breaks. Students must answer 160 [...]

By |2021-09-16T14:54:47-05:00September 15th, 2021||

How long do ISEE results take?

ISEE test score results can take anywhere from 24-hours to 10 days before they are viewable in the ERB's online parent portal. Tests taken on a computer either at home or at a testing center are scored within 24-hours. Tests taken on paper are not promised to be scored until 10-14 days after the [...]

By |2021-09-16T14:54:17-05:00September 15th, 2021||

Is a calculator allowed on the ISEE?

No, the ISEE test does not allow a calculator on either of the two math sections of the ISEE test—Mathematics Achievement and Quantitative Reasoning. All math questions are designed to be answered without the aid of a calculator. In fact, when a question looks like it might involve many steps and complex calculations, it [...]

By |2021-09-16T14:53:53-05:00September 15th, 2021||

What is a good score on the ISEE test?

When you hear other people discussing ISEE scores, they are usually referring to Stanine Scores. The Stanine Scores are also what schools usually care about most, as they provide the most succinct way of measuring a student’s performance on the ISEE test. In general, a good ISEE score for an academically competitive school is [...]

By |2022-02-21T23:06:51-06:00September 15th, 2021||

Is the ISEE test difficult?

The ISEE test can be difficult but it does not have to be. The ISEE tests both what students have learned in school (achievement) as well as how they apply that knowledge to new and novel situations (reasoning). The ISEE test is comprised of four scored sections in this order: Verbal Reasoning Quantitative Reasoning [...]

By |2021-09-16T14:52:33-05:00September 15th, 2021||

What is the ISEE test?

The Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE) is a standardized test required by many American private schools for admission. It is comprised of 4 scored sections testing math and reading plus 1 non-scored, 2-page personal essay. The ISEE admission test lasts between 2.5 and 3 hours depending on which grade to which the student is [...]

By |2021-09-16T14:52:08-05:00September 15th, 2021||
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