ISEE

ISEE Prep Guide

  • Posted By: Melissa Kinsler
  • August 14, 2019
ISEE Prep Guide

Due to popular demand by test-taking families, we have created an ISEE Prep Guide as a companion to our Test Innovators platform. Use the Prep Guide along with our full-length practice tests and diagnostics, and you'll be well on your way to test success!

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Four Tips for Relieving Testing Anxiety

  • Posted By: Melissa Kinsler
  • August 5, 2019

The team here at Test Innovators knows a thing or two about the anxiety surrounding testing. There are many different methods to relieving testing anxiety but we chose our top four favorites.

#1- Learn how to study efficiently

By efficiently preparing for the test ahead of time you can help relieve stress related to taking the test because you’ll feel more prepared overall. You will also feel more comfortable with how the test is taken as well as the material on the test.

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Building an SSAT or ISEE Preparation Plan

  • Posted By: Kimi Rosadini
  • May 6, 2019

Making a plan for ISEE or SSAT test preparation but not sure where to start? This article will take you through some basic information about the tests, what to consider when planning your test prep, and how the Test Innovators platform will give you the most actionable diagnostics and results when you’re starting out.

 

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How to prepare for the SSAT or ISEE with just one week

  • Posted By: Erin Lynch
  • December 27, 2018

If you’re trying to get ready for the ISEE or SSAT in a week or less, keep your study plan as simple as possible. You are not going to be able to learn hundreds of vocabulary words or new math concepts in a few days, so it’s best to focus on general strategies and techniques.

Here are some tips for last-minute test preparation:

1. Take a full-length practice test—or two!

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Scott Duddy: How to Decide Which School to Attend Next Year

  • Posted By: Geoff Dennis
  • December 19, 2018
Dexter Southfield School

Scott Duddy is the Director of Admissions & Enrollment Management at Dexter Southfield School in Brookline, Massachusetts, and brings with him 14 years of professional experience in the world of independent schools. He has served as a secondary school counselor at The Fessenden School and as Director of Financial Aid at Westminster School.

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What are the sections of the ISEE?

  • Posted By: Jordyn Vandeleur
  • December 18, 2018
Pizza, sliced into sections (get it?)

Verbal Reasoning

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Should you add score recipients when you register?

  • Posted By: Joshua Dolim
  • December 13, 2018

When you’re registering for the ISEE or SSAT, you’re going to come across a step that prompts you to enter any schools that you want to have your scores sent to. Even though it’s optional, it might look like it’s a required step, so a lot of people just enter the schools without a second thought. It can definitely be convenient to automatically have your scores sent to schools because then you can just take the test and have it be done with. And it's so easy to set up!

But what if you get your scores back and feel like you could do better?

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Director of Admissions Greg Jones's Advice for Parents

  • Posted By: Geoff Dennis
  • December 12, 2018
Lake Washington

Greg Jones is in his 34th year in education. Currently, he’s in his 8th year as Director of Enrollment Management and Admissions at Epiphany School in Seattle. Prior to his current role, Greg was a middle school humanities teacher, department chair, and admissions committee member at The Northwest School.

In this conversation with Test Innovators' CEO, Greg talks about his experience helping 8th graders find the best high school fit, and offers his advice for parents as they navigate the admissions process.

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The Most Competitive Secondary Schools of 2018

  • Posted By: Jordyn Vandeleur
  • December 11, 2018
Phillips Exeter Academy

Over the past six years, Test Innovators has helped more than 100,000 students prepare for the SSAT and the ISEE, the admissions tests required for applications to the most competitive independent schools in the country. Every year we review our data from thousands of test-takers to find out the most popular schools students are applying to.

Our long-awaited 2018 results are here! Below are the top 25 most sought-after schools, based on the number of students who stated their intention to apply in 2018.

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How the ISEE & SSAT Essay Sections Affect Admissions Decisions

  • Posted By: Geoff Dennis
  • December 4, 2018

Did you miss last week's webinars about the SSAT and ISEE essay sections? Don't worry—you can still check out the recordings. 

Many admissions directors describe the test's essay section as one of the most important parts of the application, indicating a student's writing ability, interests, and personality with no external influences.

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