What is the ISEE?

The ISEE stands for Independent School Entrance Exam. The ISEE is an admissions test that is required for admissions to independent schools in the United States and internationally.

There are different versions of the test depending on the different grades students apply for admission to:

The Upper Level of the test is for students applying to grades 9 through 12.

The Lower Level ISEE Exam: A Parent's Guide to Preparing Your Child

The Lower Level ISEE test is an entrance test for students applying to 5th or 6th grade that is taken when the student is in 4th or 5th grade. Here are some tips for preparing your student for the test:

Testing effect (and why practice testing is key)

Testing effect is the psychological finding that trying to solve a problem in a test-facing environment will make a person more likely to remember it than simply reading about the material.

This type of studying is called retrieval practice, and there are three qualifications for this technique to work:

How to get rejected from private school

Even with the most talented and dedicated students, there are still plenty of ways to get rejected from your dream school. Here are some of the reasons that we see students getting rejected.

ISEE Time Management Strategy for Higher Scores

On a fast-paced timed test like the ISEE, you need to be able to effectively manage your time in order to score as many points as possible. Since every question on the test is worth the same amount of points, here's our advice for maximizing your score:

When to start preparing for the ISEE?

It’s a key question: when to start preparation for the ISEE?

All about ISEE Scores

After families take the ISEE test, we often receive questions from confused test-takers and parents. Here are the answers to some of the most common questions we’re asked about ISEE score reports.

5 Tips for Exam Day

‘Twas the night before your big test… Arm yourself with knowledge and be fearless on test day with our top tips for the last hours before your exam.

Top 5 most competitive ISEE schools of 2016

The results are in! Here are the top 5 most competitive ISEE schools, based on the number of students who stated their intention to apply.

The benefits of online tutoring

You may know already that Test Innovators provides online tutoring, but perhaps you’re not convinced yet that online tutoring is the most effective way to help students prepare. To help persuade you, we’ve compiled a list of the unique benefits of online tutoring:

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