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Upper Level Test Content
There are four 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.
Test Levels and Understanding the Score
There are three different levels of examination for different grade levels. The Lower Level, for students seeking admission into grade 5 or 6, the Middle Level for admission into grade 7 or 8, and the Upper Level for admission into grades 9 through 12. Scores are sent a few weeks after the exam to both the school and parents. The 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 Study guide and Practice Test Prep Books below are all Upper Level.
The ISEE is produced by ERB but administered by the individual schools.
Complete Study Guide with Practice Test QuestionsComplete Study Guide including hundreds of pages of Tutorials, Comprehensive Review, Test Preparation, Self-Assessments, 2 sets of practice test questions, including Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, Reading Comprehension, Mathematics and more.
How this study guide is organized 6
The ISEE® Study Plan 7
Making a Study Schedule 7
Verbal Reasoning Self-Assessment 13
Answer Key 18
Quantitative Reasoning Self-Assessment 21
Answer Key 26
Reading Self-Assessment 27
Answer Key 37
Help with Reading Comprehension 40
Main Idea and Supporting Details 42
Drawing Inferences And Conclusions 45
Math Self-Assessment 51
Answer Key 56
How to Solve Word Problems 60
Types of Word Problems 62
Fraction Tips, Tricks and Shortcuts 68
Decimal Tips, Tricks and Shortcuts 71
Percent Tips, Tricks and Shortcuts 72
How to Answer Basic Math Multiple Choice 73
How to Write an Essay
Common Essay Mistakes - Example I 84
Common Essay Mistakes - Example II 86
Writing Concisely 87
Practice Test Questions Set 1
Answer Key 126
Practice Test Questions Set 2
Answer Key 172