No, contrary to popular belief, tests like the ISEE, SAT, and ACT cannot be “beat.” If students don’t know basic vocabulary, there’s no amount of tips or tricks that will magically imbue them with this knowledge. Therefore, a student’s academic grades in school are the best predictor of their success on the ISEE. The Lower Level ISEE is a standardized way for middle schools to measure applicants’ performance from different schools. The best type of preparation is that which ensures students know the fundamental concepts that are being tested in math and English.