Concerned About Your Child’s ISEE Scores?

After ISEE scores are released, we always receive a great deal of calls from parents concerned about their child’s test scores. Parents tell us that their children are high-achieving and bright students who receive great grades in school, and they don’t understand why they didn’t perform better on the test. The problem is, these tests contain content that is above your student’s grade level, meaning there is content that your child has never seen before.…

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Sharing ISEE Test Strategies for Success

Boston Tutoring Services has developed proprietary materials for tutors to use in ISEE test preparation. There are basic test taking strategies that we enforce in order to make the most of our students’ time on the test. In our training manual, we begin with general ISEE test-taking strategy. One-Two Pass In the Synonym, Sentence Completion, and Math sections, it is important for students to become comfortable with the one-two pass strategy. In the first pass,…

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The Reason ISEE Scores Truly Matter

When applying to Independent Schools, ISEE test scores truly matter and hold a lot of weight when being considered for admission. Admissions officers say that there is a cutoff score that they require for admission. In order to prepare your child for the Private School Admission Test, it is important to start test preparation early, and working with a private tutor ensures that your child will learn the test-taking strategies necessary for maximum score improvement. Do My SSAT and 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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ISEE Test-Taking Strategy

Introduction Boston Tutoring Services has developed proprietary materials for tutors to use in ISEE test preparation. There are basic test taking strategies that we enforce in order to make the most of our students’ time on the test. In our training manual, we begin with general ISEE test-taking strategy. One-Two Pass In the Synonym, Sentence Completion, and Math sections, it is important for students to become comfortable with the one-two pass strategy. In the first…

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Pingree’s Spring Open House

Middle school students and their parents are invited to Pingree’s Spring Open House on Tuesday, May 20 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Meet students, faculty and administrators; hear about our competitive math, science, and robotics teams; small classes; interdisciplinary curriculum; elective courses for all grades; championship athletic teams; expansive arts program; and financial aid opportunities. Tour the campus and see the new state-of-the-art athletics and arts facilities. RSVP to ddechristoforo@pingree.org or 978-468-4415 ext.262.

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Improving SSAT and ISEE Verbal Test Scores

Many students struggle to receive a high score on the verbal section of their test. One of the most important things to do to improve verbal scores is to work on vocabulary as often as possible. Students may want to cram in vocabulary cards last minute, but there should be a slow process of growth in order to develop the vocabulary acquisition skills they need to receive a high test score on these tests. On…

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Boston Latin Exam Prep Is Crucial to Acceptance

The Boston Public School system has three exam schools: Boston Latin School, Boston Latin Academy, and the John D. O’Bryant School of Mathematics and Science. All of these schools take new students entering 7th and 9th grade, while O’Bryant School also accepts new 10th graders. Admission to the Boston exam schools is extremely competitive. The students’ scores on this exam will be the determining factor for admission. Grades are important, but without a very high…

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