Attending the most prestigious, private high schools offers a unique window of opportunity. But as acceptance rates plummet, private school admissions are more competitive than ever. To truly stand out, students will have to perform well on the ISEE entrance exams.
Crimson Reviews offers a carefully designed ISEE test prep program for students wishing to maximize their test scores. With some help from our classes or personalized one-on-one tutoring, your student will gain the confidence and skills needed to perform well on test day.
Breaking Down The Upper-Level ISEE
The Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE) assesses a student’s readiness for a school’s level of instruction, as well as appropriate placement in classes.
There are ISEE tests for students entering grades 2-12, but most students focus on the “Upper Level” test, which is required for students entering grades 9-12. The Upper ISEE lasts 2 hours and 40 minutes. Regardless of the ISEE level, the test will have five sections:
- Verbal Reasoning: 20 minutes
- Quantitative Reasoning: 35 minutes
- Reading Comprehension: 35 minutes
- Mathematics Achievement: 40 minutes
- Essay: 30 minutes
Aside from the essay, all questions on all levels of the ISEE are in multiple-choice format. Students then receive a report containing a scaled score, a percentile rank, and a stanine for the first four sections of the test, leaving the essay unscored. The scaled score ranges between 760 and 940. You cannot fail the ISEE, but independent schools usually have a score requirement for students seeking admission.
The Crimson Review Approach to the Upper-Level ISEE
The ISEE may be standardized, but no two students learn and think alike. From the initial consultation, Crimson Review students will receive a customized ISEE test prep program that offers flexible scheduling and focuses on subject areas where students need improvement. Whether a student needs to brush up on essential mathematical formulas like the Pythagorean theorem or they need a refresher in vocabulary, Crimson Review has the talent and resources to help achieve higher ISEE scores.
No goal is insurmountable. Backed by a team of exceptional tutors with impressive credentials, Crimson Review will coach and motivate students across the Main Line area to perform better once test day arrives. Higher Upper-Level ISEE, SSAT, ACT, or SAT scores are only a phone call away. Dial 610.688.6441 to begin your student’s journey to success.