ISEE students are eligible to take the exam up to three times, sitting only once per testing season (Fall: August – November, Winter: December – March, and Spring: April – July).
Our recommendations vary greatly depending on the student and start date of preparation, but we generally suggest one or two sittings, fall and/or winter. The spring testing season is typically irrelevant except for students applying after regular admissions deadlines.
Our comprehensive ISEE curriculum is updated annually to address any changes to the exam. Content, scope and overall rigor for all three levels of the test remain a key focus. Each student receives a custom path and timeline with carefully curated materials. Because all 2020-2021 ISEE students must prepare for computer-based testing, we focus heavily on digital content to better simulate the virtual test experience for our students. On an as-needed basis, we also recommend supplemental materials for additional practice and skill building.
We provide students with a broad overview of the exam’s content and format with an eye on essential test strategies and skill building. As with all of our test prep programs, simulated practice exams help us establish a baseline performance and set the course for strategic score climbing. Most ISEE students commit to 1.5 to 2 hour sessions once per week with an additional 1.5-2 hours of weekly homework.
Because independent day school admissions has become increasingly competitive, we highly encourage our clients to cast a wide net of viable school options. Referrals for school placement consultants are available upon request. No matter what their scores, students who complete our program take with them valuable skills in timed writing, critical reading, math and general test taking strategies.
For a full list of our upcoming ISEE practice test dates, please visit the EVENTS page. Click on the ERB testing button to access updated official information.