ISEE

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The ISEE is the most widely used admittance test for private schools in Los Angeles. This test particularly aims to tell schools how you will fit into their student body, and if you are at the same level as their other students. To be competitive, a score in the highest stanines is required.

The ISEE is a different standardized test than most because they are assessing both what you already know and what you can figure out. For example, the vocab section has 20 questions of non-contextual vocab, and many of the words include no prefixes, suffixes, or root words. We teach you how to classify a word as positive, negative, neutral in order to help figure out words you may not know. We also get you started on a vocab regimen immediately. The good news is there are also sentence completions, which offer useful context.

We strengthen your skills in English and math, teach you how to map out reading comprehension passages, and how to write an essay that truly illuminates your winning personality. This combination shows schools why you are a top candidate to attend and helps to unlock the doors to Los Angeles’ top private schools.

You'll learn

You'll Learn

  • Strategies for Success - We’ll show you how to set a strategic plan for test day - one that will ensure you score at the highest level.
  • Deconstruction - How to categorize problems and break them into smaller, easier to solve pieces.
  • Mapping skills - How to map out Reading Comprehension passages by subject matter. You’ll be able to quickly and easily find the answers.
  • Word psychology - We’ll show you exactly how the test makers word the questions in order to lead you to an incorrect “lure” answer

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SectionNo.Of QuestionsMinutes Per SectionContent
Critical Reading52 Total, Including: 19 Sentence completions 48 Passage-based reading questions1 section – 65 Mins. TotalReading comprehension, Contextual vocabulary and Chart analysis
Math (No Calculator)20 Total, Including: 15 Multiple-choice questions 5 Student-generated responses25 Mins. TotalReading comprehension, Contextual vocabulary and Chart analysis
Math (Calculator Permitted)38 Total, Including: 30 Multiple-choice questions 8 Student-generated responses55 Mins. TotalArithmetic, Algebra I and II, Functions, Planar and Coordinate geometry, and Statistics
Writing & Language44 Total Contextual Paragraph-based Grammar and Construction35 Mins. TotalParagraph composition, Grammar and usage
Essay Question1 Topical Persuasive Essay Prompt50 Mins. TotalAbility to write persuasive essay using logic. Proper structural form, Impeccable grammar and Diverse vocabulary
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The testing location is in Beverly Hills.