ISEE

Here’s Why Your Child Should Take the ISEE Several Times

We recommend that students take the ISEE more than once. Ideally, students take the test once during the course of test preparation with a tutor, and then again at the end of test preparation. This gives students time to learn from their mistakes and practice time-management and test-taking strategies. It also gives tutors the opportunity to use the student’s test as an additional formal assessment with which to guide their instruction over the remainder of…

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ISEE versus SSAT: Which is Right for Your Family?

ISEE versus SSAT: which one should your child take? First of all, below are the levels of the test that your child would be taking:  ISEE: Primary Level ISEE, Students currently in grades 2-3 Note: The Primary Level ISEE contains only Reading & Math sections Lower Level ISEE, Students currently in grades 4-5 Middle Level ISEE, Students currently in grades 6-7 Upper Level ISEE, Students currently in grades 8-11  SSAT: Elementary Level SSAT, Students currently…

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How to Study Vocabulary Effectively for the SSAT/ISEE

In order to perform well on the ISEE and SSAT tests, learning to study vocabulary effectively is crucial. The Verbal section of each test challenges the vocabulary skills of even the strongest students. It can be difficult to study vocabulary effectively with 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 the synonyms and sentence completions…

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Here’s How COVID-19 Affects the ISEE

COVID-19 has changed all aspects of our lives, and that includes standardized testing. Here is how the global pandemic affects ISEE test-taking.  In response to the COVID-19 public health emergency, ERB is offering families a secure, online, remotely-proctored option that enables students to take the ISEE in their homes at a time that is convenient for their schedules.  This option is only available to those students applying to grades 5-12 and testing in the United…

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Questions About the ISEE Online Version? We Can Help

When it comes to taking the ISEE, there are some crucial differences between the paper test and the online version. Check out this list of FAQs and answers to find out more. What is the difference between the ISEE and ISEE Online? The ISEE and ISEE Online offer the same high standards for admission assessment. The ISEE Online modality provides schools and families even greater choices and flexibility. The only difference between taking the paper-pencil…

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ISEE Test Day: Do You Know What to Expect?

Families should try to keep the ISEE test day as stress-free as possible. They should give themselves plenty of travel time to avoid any undue anxiety from rushing. Families should also confirm that they have all the required testing materials handy for ISEE test day. Students should get a good night’s sleep, eat breakfast or lunch before the test, and refrain from any last-minute cramming. WHAT TO BRING: Do not bring any personal items or…

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Mastering the Reading Sections of the ISEE/SSAT Tests

The key to mastering the reading sections of the ISEE/SSAT tests is two-fold: reading the passage effectively, and answering the questions efficiently. The reading section of the ISEE/SSAT tests is designed to assess how well you are able to grasp the main idea and tone of a passage. The most important thing to remember is that you are not expected to retain details as you read. This is different from how you probably read other…

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Structuring Your Standard Essay for the ISEE or SSAT

The key to structuring your standard essay for the ISEE or SSAT is to ensure you have the proper format. Here’s the general format for a successful standard essay: Introduction Sentence 1: Thesis/Answering the question Sentence 2: Introduce your first supporting paragraph (what you’re going to say in the second paragraph) Sentence 3: Introduce your second supporting paragraph (what you’re going to say in the third paragraph) Sentence 4: Sum up your ideas and transition…

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