ISEE Upper Level Practice Tests2021-06-18T10:21:05-05:00

ISEE Practice Tests for the Upper Level

10 Full-Length ISEE Practice Tests for Applying to Grades 9-12
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 The ISEE Upper Level is for students applying to grades 9-12.
The ISEE Middle Level is for students applying to grades 7&8. The ISEE Lower Level is for students applying to grades 5&6.

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Our ISEE Upper Level Practice Tests Make Prep Easy

List of ISEE Practice Tests

10 Full-Length Practice Tests

Piqosity has 3,000+ ISEE Upper Level practice questions (equal to 20 exams) including 10 full-length tests.

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60+ Concept Lessons

With more than 60 tutorials, students can review tested concepts like fractions and grammar directly within the Piqosity 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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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 full-length 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..

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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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The Upper Level of the Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE) is one of the most popular admissions tests for applying to private high schools (grades 9 – 12) in the United States. Administered by the Educational Records Bureau (ERB), it is a 5-part, 3-hour exam, which can be taken up to 3 times a year.

For everything you need to know about getting prepared, check out our free “Ultimate Guide to the ISEE Upper Level.”

5 Sections of the ISEE Upper Level

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Verbal Reasoning


Quantitative Reasoning


Reading Comprehension


Mathematics Achievement


Personal Essay


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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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What is the catch with free courses?2020-08-31T12:59:42-05:00

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.

When and how often do students take the Upper Level ISEE?2019-08-27T17:29:48-05:00

Students can now take the Upper Level ISEE up to three (3) times a year but only one (1) time during pre-defined three-month periods (example of 8th grade student applying to 9th grade):

  1. Spring semester of their 7th grade year (April to July)*
  2. Fall semester of their 8th grade year (August to November)
  3. Spring semester of their 8th grade year (December to March)

Note that many schools will not accept scores from the April to July test date. Instead, most schools see the spring testing as the 3rd opportunity primarily for students applying outside of the normal timeframe, usually the same calendar year in which they plan to enroll.

Parents can also review scores and decide whether or not they want to submit them to schools (Before fall 2016 students could really only take the exam once and that score always got sent to schools without parent review).

Learn more with our free Ultimate ISEE Upper Level Prep Guide

Who should take the Upper Level ISEE?2017-05-10T13:00:21-05:00

The Upper Level ISEE is for students applying to select independent schools for grades 9-12. Students applying to grades 7 and 8 take the Middle Level ISEE. Students applying to grades 5 and 6 take the Lower Level ISEE. Students applying to grades 2 – 4 take the Primary ISEE. Note that not all independent schools take or require the ISEE so check with your target schools’s admissions department before prepping!

Learn more with our free Ultimate ISEE Upper Level Prep Guide

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.

Can I cancel at anytime?2020-04-21T15:59:32-05:00

If you purchase a course at the conclusion of your free trial, your credit card will only be charged the one time with no recurring fees. All paid plans are currently valid for 365 days from the date of activation. No credit card is required to activate a free trial.

Can I try before I buy?2021-02-01T14:17:34-06:00

Yes! All courses include a 7-day risk free trial. No credit card is required to register, and we will not send you a bill if you do not stick around. If you like what you see, simply activate the course and submit your card information. Courses are single-pay, non-recurring, and provide access for 365-days.

When should students start preparing for the Upper Level ISEE?2017-08-09T14:36:37-05:00

Most students applying to an independent high school take the Upper Level ISEE in or around January of their 8th grade year. Therefore, we recommend that students start preparing the summer before their 8th grade year starts. The time consuming part of test preparation is simply ensuring that students have a firm grasp of the tested academic material in math and English. If your child is weak on fractions, that will take some time to remediate.

Learn more with our free Ultimate ISEE Upper Level Prep Guide

Can students beat the Upper Level ISEE?2017-08-09T14:37:05-05:00

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 Upper Level ISEE is a standardized way for high 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.

Learn more with our free Ultimate ISEE Upper Level Prep Guide

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