ISEE (Independent School Entrance Exam)
For students that want to attend a renown independent school, taking the ISEE is a great choice; the exam will help pave the pathway to effective learning.
Our experienced tutors help students place into the independent school (grade 2-12) of their dreams by dispelling the myths and mysteries associated with the ISEE examination. Our tutors will teach you the traps and tricks behind conquering the Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, Reading Comprehension, Math Achievement and the Essay section so that you score higher than you ever have. Our ISEE specialists implement evidence-based teaching approaches utilizing the most ideal study tools—real ISEEs. Our ISEE specialists believe in the importance of reviewing both correct and missed questions with our students, explaining each clearly. We understand that mastering the thinking-process behind a correct answer is as effective as knowing why a question was incorrect. In addition, to target where students are disengaging, our tutors counsel students on the important, frequently overlooked details like time management during the exam, questions to skip, prior-night planning, and what to do the morning of test day.
The exam is a three-tier exam and is administered on a computer or on paper. The exam is scored on a 760-940 scale and also as a 1-99 percentile score.
The Lower Level is for grades 4 and 5. The Middle Level is for grades 6 and 7. The Upper Level is for grades 8-11.
The Upper Level Exam
The Verbal Reasoning section is a 20-minute, 40 question section.
The Quantitative Reasoning section is a 35-minute, 37 question section.
The Reading Comprehension section is a 35-minute, 36 question section.
The Math Achievement section is a 40-minute, 47 question section.
The Essay Section is a 30-minute, 1 essay section.
Totaling 160 questions and around 160 minutes (2 hours and 40 minutes) of examination time.