Best Methods for ISEE Test Prep
Know How the Test Works
TestngMom.com currently offers ISEE practice questions and tests for the Lower Level and part of the Middle Level test. You can sign up for free questions, and then purchase a TestingMom.com membership to get started.
The ERB also offers sample questions:
These materials are important, as they offer customized questions, instructions, formatting and answer explanations for each grade level. Your child will have the opportunity to practice actual questions from previous versions of the ISEE on the ERB website. It is important that the student gains a sense of the structural formatting and timing of each section before taking the exam. As a parent, you can do your part by encouraging your child to practice for a little time each day. Consistency is absolutely key. It is better that your child be productive for a short time each day rather than putting in hours of unfocused practice. It is important that they go into the test feeling fresh, ready and motivated.
Additionally, try reminding your child that their ISEE score is just one component of the application. Remember that the school is most likely interested in other factors in determining your child’s admissions, such as who they are as a person, their academic record and as who they are as a thinker and a learner. That being said, a strong ISEE score will strengthen your child’s application.
As parents, there are a few important tips that you can pass on to your child as they are studying.
- Encourage your child to carefully read each question in full. They should not answer the question before understanding what is being asked.
- Have your child test each answer choice before eliminating it.
- Don’t be afraid to take your best educated guess! Because there is no penalty for answering a question incorrectly, it does not hurt to choose an answer.