How to Pass the Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE)
ISEE is comprised of different sections. There is the verbal reasoning section, mathematics section, quantitative reasoning section and the reading and comprehension.
The verbal reasoning section is for 20 minutes and has 40 questions on factor-synonym recognition and ability to correctly complete an incomplete sentence.
The quantitative section covers basic math, geometry, quantitative comparison, algebra and the ability to understand and apply advanced concepts. This section has 35 questions and last for 35 minutes.
The reading and comprehension section has 40 questions and last for 40 minutes. Students are expected to answer questions on several short passages on social science, humanities and science provided.
The math section covers actual math knowledge in most areas of basic math. There are 40 questions to complete in 40 minutes in the math section and students are not allowed to use calculators.
Finally, students will be given 30 minutes to write an essay on a topic assigned.
There are three different levels of ISEE exams for different grade levels. The Lower Level, for students seeking admission into grade 5 or 6, the Middle Level ISEE for admission into grade 7 or 8, and the Upper Level ISEE for admission into grades 9 through 12. Scores are sent a few weeks after the exam to both the school and parents. The ISEE exam usually takes place at the school of choice and so information about fees and date can be obtained from the school. Each school sets its own minimum score requirement.
The ISEE is produced by ERB but administered by the individual schools.
Multiple Choice. This is a multiple choice exam. How To Answer Multiple Choice
Essay Questions. The English Language Arts (Session 1) has an essay question.
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Reading Comprehension. Here are some tips for answering the Reading Comprehension section.
Mathematics. Taking complex problems and breaking them down into smaller pieces is a valuable skill. Here are some practice questions.
Practice Reading Comprehension Questions - (includes Main Idea and Making Inferences)
Practice Math Questions (General)
Basic Math (Very Basic - Long & Short Division, Multiplication, Decimals, Fractions, Percent etc.)
Basic Math II (Percentage, Fractions Decimals exponents, simple algebra, parentheses removal etc.)
Vocabulary Practice 2
Exponents (Adding, subtracting and multiplying exponents and exponent fractions)
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