Your Insider Guide to the ISEE

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ISEE Tutor – Prep Information for the ISEE

Thanks for visiting, an online resource for information on the Independent School Entrance Examination (ISEE). Our goal is to provide you and your child with a balanced overview of several ISEE topics in order to help you make the best decisions about your admission testing needs and, if the ISEE is your choice, to prepare in the most effective possible manner. The ISEE is a standardized test used to assess applicants to member private and public schools for admission to grades 2 through 12. The four available levels of the ISEE are Primary (for entrance to grades 2-4), Lower (grades 5-6), Middle (grades 7-8), and Upper (grades 9-12). The ISEE is administered and developed by the Educational Records Bureau (ERB), a non-profit education organization based in New York City. ERB's mission is to provide "admission and achievement assessment as well as instructional services for PreK-Grade 12."

To read about ISEE topics, simply click on the links on the left side of the page. A great place to start is the "About" section, which summarizes the ISEE as an assessment. Students and parents can learn about test availability and sign-up procedures by clicking on the "Registration" link. On the "Sections" page, we delve deeper into the content of each ISEE assessment area. You can begin the study process by perusing the "Preparation" page, which gives a concise overview of the many ways to get ready for the test. If any of your questions haven't been answered on the other pages, click on "FAQ."

According to ERB, the ISEE is accepted by more than 1,200 schools in countries around the world. The Lower, Middle, and Upper ISEEs may be taken either in online or paper-and-pencil format, but the Primary ISEE is only available online. ERB, founded in 1927, is one of the oldest organizations devoted to curriculum development and standardized testing in the United States. ERB is a self-sustaining organization whose activities are supported by testing fees, school membership fees, and investment income. The development of the ISEE has been aided by the work of several other educational non-profits, including the International Reading Association, the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, and the National Council of Teachers of English.

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