The Independent School Entrance Exam, or ISEE as it most often referred to, is a test that is given to students who are part of an admissions process in most public schools across the country and even in some international locations. This exam contains five different test sections that are designed to measure knowledge of quantitative reasoning and verbal achievement in students between the ages of four to eleven. The ISEE has three different levels, each of which is given to certain age groups and grade levels.
If you are a parent and your child be taking the ISEE as part of an admissions process into a certain school, it can be very stressful to think that this test will play a major role in determining your child’s grade placement. Proper ISEE test preparation is key and can be accomplished with your child.
Mark the Calendar, Make A Plan
Make sure that you mark the calendar with the day that your child is meant to take the ISEE. Share this with your child and start making plans about different topics that they need to address before the day of the exam. Make a plan of action that includes a detailed schedule of what subjects you will study and work on. Encourage your child to read various material every day because reading will give your child exposure to verbal and written concepts that could be on the test. Try utilizing the ISEE practice tests available online, as these will help your child and you to know what to expect on the exam. Go over areas that your child has issues with and try to address any concerns your child may have about taking the test.
ISEE Test Prep Classes
Depending on your location, your child may be eligible to attend ISEE test prep classes. Some education readiness facilities offer these classes to students who are planning to enroll in a certain district or those making the transition from home school to a public school system. ISEE prep classes are also sometime available online, which is a very convenient way to work classes for your child into his or her existing schedule. These classes will offer preparation for all five aspects of the ISEE, including quantitative reasoning, essay writing, reading comprehension, and mathematics achievement.
Helping your child prepare for the ISEE will be one of the best things that you can do to make them more at ease with the situation. Beyond material preparation for the exam, make sure your child gets plenty of rest the day before the test, give them a well balanced breakfast, and encourage them with your confidence in their abilities. If you would like to learn more about ISEE test preparation, contact Learning Encounters Inc.