ISEE test prep

2017 Edition of ISEE/SSAT Preparation Book Released!

We are excited to announce that we are releasing our 2017 Edition Preparation Book for the ISEE and SSAT tests, as well as the Boston Latin Exam. Mastering the ISEE and SSAT 2017 Edition will be sent to each student! We have thoroughly researched all of the current test preparation strategies for the ISEE and SSAT tests and developed proprietary materials that enhance the current approaches and make them more effective for instruction. We have…

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ISEE 2016 Test Dates

Are you looking to schedule your child for the ISEE this fall? Please remember that your child can take the ISEE test up to 3 times within 12 months. Use the link below to register, but for your reference here are the test locations and grade levels for the following months. ISEE Registration **Grades noted are the grades the student is applying for in the fall of 2017** October 2016 November 2016 December 2016 January 2017 10/15…

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A New Way of Applying to Independent Schools

Previously, applying to several independent schools meant spending days working on individual applications. But now, there is a new way of applying to independent schools. Much like the Common Application, the Standard Application Online (SAO) allows families to only fill out one application online which can then be used to apply to multiple schools. This change was made in order to facilitate the independent school application process. Families will only need to obtain one transcript, one set…

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Applying To The Boston Exam Schools

Here is some information about applying to the Boston Exam Schools: In order to apply to these schools, you must have test scores from the Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE), Boston residency, and student grade information. It is important to note when test dates are to ensure your child is prepared for the test. The first ISEE test date for this year is November 5th. If your child is in grades 6, 8, or 9,…

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Why Boston Exam Schools?

Why Boston Exam Schools Have a Lot To Offer The three Boston Exam Schools are: Boston Latin Academy, Boston Latin School and the John D. O’Bryant School of Mathematics and Science. These three schools accept students in grades 7-9 (the O’Bryant School also accepts some 10th grade students). To apply to one of these schools, you must be a Boston resident (both student and parent), send your scores from the Independent School Entrance Exam, or ISEE,…

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Reviewing Your ISEE Score Report

Here are some helpful tips when reviewing your ISEE score report: Your child’s Individual Score Report will have two sections: Test Profile and Analysis. Test Profile: In this section you will find data on your child’s scores from all four of the sections on the ISEE test. You will see a Scaled Score ranging from 760-940. This score is scaled because there are several different versions of the test administered, so this score allows a…

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Families Can View ISEE Test Scores Before Sending Them to Schools

Families can view ISEE test scores before sending them to schools. In another change to the ISEE test, families are now given a chance to view their student’s test scores before sending them to a school. Students no longer have to designate a school to receive their scores when they register for the test. Schools will not be notified how many times a student takes the test. Instead, they will receive a full score report of…

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Students May Take the ISEE More Than Once

Students may take the ISEE more than once. According to ERBlearn.org, students taking the ISEE test may register “up to three times in a 12-month admission cycle” starting this August 2016. This is a major change because the ISEE test was previously a one-time only test. Students may now register in all three seasons of ISEE testing: August-November (Fall), December-March (Winter), or April-July (Spring/Summer). Because most deadlines for applications occur around December 1st, students will…

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Studying Vocabulary Will Increase your Verbal Score

Introduction Boston Tutoring Services has developed proprietary materials for tutors to use in ISEE and SSAT test preparation. In our training manual, we include a comprehensive vocabulary chapter. Learning and studying vocabulary will increase your verbal score. It can be difficult to fit studying of vocabulary into your busy schedule, but without making it a priority, you will not be able to perform well on the synonyms and analogies portions of the SSAT exam or…

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