ISEE Practice Tests & Study Guide2021-07-16T10:32:02-05:00

ISEE Practice Tests & Study Guide

10 Full-Length ISEE Practice Tests Each for the Upper, Middle & Lower Levels
50+ Tutorial Lessons including Videos

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List of ISEE Practice Tests

10 ISEE Practice Tests

Piqosity offers 10 full-length, level-specific ISEE practice tests each for the Upper, Middle, or Lower Level.

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50+ Concept Lessons

With more than 50 tutorials (incl. videos), students can review tested concepts like fractions and grammar directly in-app.

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Stanine Score Prediction

Piqosity estimates a student’s test-day stanine scores (overall and sub-tests) in real time with each practice set.

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Personalized Practice

Students can take full-length tests or let Piqosity adapt questions to their individual strengths & weaknesses.

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Answer Explanations

Every ISEE practice test question contains at least 1 answer explanation, and students can request additional ones from our experts.

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Questions and Answers

Every lesson and question includes a forum-style Q&A where students and educators can interact.

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Whiteboard for Tablets

Piqosity is built for remote learning. A digital whiteboard captures scratch work and saves it for later review.

All ISEE practice material is printable after downloading as a PDF file.

Print at Home

All content including the ISEE practice tests and individualized practice sets are downloadable as PDF for easy printing.

Personalized Timing Preferences

Timing Preferences

Students can select their timing preferences including standard, time-and-a-half, and double time.

Personalized Timing Preferences

Sample Essay Prompts

Every full-length ISEE test contains a sample essay prompt, which students can type in Piqosity for later review.

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Gamification

Piqosity can make practice fun with leaderboard points, instant scoring, fun sounds, and inspiring images.

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Virtual Tutor

Piqosity recommends lessons and assigns practice sets according to each student’s unique goals and timeframe.

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Free ISEE Prep Guides With Concept Review and Test Taking Strategies

The Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE) is administered by the non-profit group Educational Records Bureau (ERB), which current private school families may recognize from the popular in-school exam CTP-4.

Students can take the ISEE up to three times a year, and they can choose which scores to submit for schools to see. The test is generally administered at local-area private schools on pencil and paper WITHOUT a calculator.

Each of the five sections of the ISEE is scored from 1 to 9, with 9 being best but scores of 4, 5, and 6 being average. The ISEE is a peer-normed test, meaning that scores are determined by how well students did in prior years.

The ISEE is offered in multiple levels depending to which grade your child is applying: Upper (9-12), Middle (7&8), Lower (5&6), and Primary (2-4). Click on a level below to learn more about each level.

If you’re a parent or educator new to tutoring the ISEE, we highly recommend reading our “How to Tutor the ISEE” guide plus the free ISEE Prep Guides below.

 ISEE Upper Level
Study Guide

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5 Sections

2 Hours & 40 Minutes

Verbal Reasoning 

1st Section

  • 20 minutes
  • 40 questions
    • Synonyms
    • Sentence Completions

Quantitative Reasoning

2nd Section

  • 35 minutes
  • 37 questions
    • Word Problems
    • Quantitative Comparisons

Reading Comprehension

3rd Section

  • 35 minutes
  • 36 questions
    • 6 Passages
    • 6 Questions per Passage

Mathematics Achievement

4th Section

  • 40 minutes
  • 47 questions
    • Word Problems

Personal Essay

5th Section

  • 30 minutes
  • 1 Prompt
    • 2-Page Max Essay
Learn More

 ISEE Middle Level
Study Guide

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5 Sections

2 Hours & 40 Minutes

Verbal Reasoning 

1st Section

  • 20 minutes
  • 40 questions
    • Synonyms
    • Sentence Completions

Quantitative Reasoning

2nd Section

  • 35 minutes
  • 37 questions
    • Word Problems

Reading Comprehension

3rd Section

  • 35 minutes
  • 36 questions
    • 6 Passages
    • 6 Questions per Passage

Mathematics Achievement

4th Section

  • 40 minutes
  • 47 questions
    • Word Problems

Personal Essay

5th Section

  • 30 minutes
  • 1 Prompt
    • 2-Page Max Essay
Learn More

 ISEE Lower Level
Study Guide

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5 Sections

2 Hours & 20 Minutes

Verbal Reasoning 

1st Section

  • 20 minutes
  • 34 questions
    • Synonyms
    • Sentence Completions

Quantitative Reasoning

2nd Section

  • 35 minutes
  • 38 questions
    • Word Problems

Reading Comprehension

3rd Section

  • 30 minutes
  • 25 questions
    • 5 Passages
    • 5 Questions per Passage

Mathematics Achievement

4th Section

  • 30 minutes
  • 30 questions
    • Word Problems

Personal Essay

5th Section

  • 30 minutes
  • 1 Prompt
    • 2-Page Max Essay
Learn More

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is Piqosity endorsed by the ERB?2020-11-20T10:34:53-06:00

No, Piqosity has not approached the non-profit ERB (the ISEE’s publisher) about buying their endorsement. We don’t believe that any non-profit, supposedly independent arbiter of student testing (ERB), should be in the business of sending paid referrals to a private, for-profit test prep company. We especially don’t believe that parents should have to pay $380 for 1 retired test from a single vendor. Read our open letter to ERB for more information.

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No, we don’t believe in publishing hollow platitudes that we either hand-picked or completely made up! But you can easily explore our offerings with a no-credit-card-required, free trial or visit our Leaderboard to get an idea of the thousands of other students and educators (including fancy schools and big tutoring companies) who are happily using our platform.

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We know that the COVID-19 crisis has massively disrupted the academic year, and we want to do our part to help out. If you register for a free ACT or SAT course, no credit card is required at sign-up, and you will retain free, unlimited access to the original content for a minimum of 1-year. This offer is subject to capacity controls.

What if I need paper tests?2018-07-24T10:50:17-05:00

Every practice set on Piqosity, including adaptive questions and full-length mock tests, can be downloaded as a PDF file for easy printing.

Does Piqosity offer tutoring?2017-07-05T17:04:34-05:00

No, Piqosity does not provide tutorial services. However, we may be able to suggest ISEE tutors in your area upon request. We are an education technology company that partners with educators and publishers. If you’re a tutor, click here to learn how to partner with us.

I’m an educator or publisher; can I publish with Piqosity?2017-03-09T14:13:20-06:00

Yes! We are actively looking for educators and publishers to contribute to our platform. Please contact us for more information.

Who writes your content?2018-12-20T11:14:05-06:00

Our content is partly written in-house and partly by third party publishers including tutors and teachers. Our in-house team has more than 15 years of experience helping thousands of students achieve their potential in Houston (where we’re based) and around the world.

We and our partners write content in accordance with our experience and the specifications set forth by the test makers (i.e. ACT, College Board, and ERB). To avoid mismanaging expectations, our material is meant to be challenging while still matching the tested topics and question types.

What is Piqosity?2018-07-24T10:53:42-05:00

We are a Houston-based education technology startup seeking to provide quality, personalized, and affordable learning solutions to everyone. Our team has more than 15 years of tutoring and test prep experience since we first tutored our first student out of a Rice University dorm room in 2003. Click here to learn more about our company.

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