What You Need to Know About the ISEE Test

How often may a student take the ISEE test? Students may register to take the ISEE test up to three times in a 12-month admission cycle, once in any or all of three testing seasons. The seasons are Fall (August–November), Winter (December–March), and Spring/Summer (April–July). ISEE does not encourage multiple testing, but we do offer students and families that option. For which grades is the ISEE available? With the recent addition of the ISEE Primary…

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Should Your Child Take the ISEE Test More than Once?

It can be very helpful for students to take the ISEE test more than once. Our recommendation is to start test prep before testing the first time, then continue test prep up until the second test date. It can be beneficial for students to have the experience of taking the test the first time, then reviewing those results with the tutor, strengthening test-taking strategies and improving content knowledge, and then testing again. But when can you…

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Special Accommodations for the ISEE Test

Will your child need special accommodations to take the ISEE test? The exam proctors will make every effort to arrange special administrations for students who are unable to take the ISEE under standard conditions because of a documented learning difference or a physical challenge. Read on for instructions on eligibility and how to apply for accommodations. As far as eligibility, students with a documented disability may be eligible for accommodations such as extended time (fifty…

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Take the ISEE Multiple Times for Best Results!

Did you know: Your child can take the ISEE test multiple times! After the first ISEE test of the season 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…

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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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