SSAT

The Pros and Cons of Retaking a Standardized Test

After working through a grueling standardized admissions test, the moment of judgement arrives when you get your scores. If you got the score you were hoping for, congratulations! You can now focus your time and energy on the rest of the admissions process. If your score is much lower than you’d hoped, however, you have [...]

The Right Way to Self-Proctor a Practice Test

Proctoring an organized diagnostic/practice test is an easy job. All the proctor does is keep time and “babysit” a room full of quiet kids, right? So, why even wake up early and go into an office or classroom to do something you could do at home? One reason is that some students don’t take the [...]

HSPT vs ISEE vs SSAT – What’s the difference? [updated]

What’s the difference? If your child is applying to independent or Catholic schools, you are probably familiar with the different entrance exams that schools utilize to help select students for admission– primarily the HSPT for Catholic schools, and the SSAT or ISEE for independent private schools. […]

By | 2017-08-31T11:43:58+00:00 July 2nd, 2015|HSPT, Independent School Admissions, ISEE, SSAT, Test Prep|0 Comments

ISEE Prep for Students with Disabilities: 2 of 2

ISEE Prep Can Be Stressful If you are the parent of a student with a disability, registering for the ISEE is a task in itself. Part I of this post discussed the unique requirements and characteristics of the ISEE, along with the process of applying for accommodations. Once a student [...]

By | 2017-05-22T07:10:37+00:00 October 31st, 2014|ISEE, Learning Differences, SSAT, Test Prep|1 Comment

ISEE Prep for Students with Disabilities: 1 of 2

ISEE Prep with Learning Differences The demands of the ISEE can be overwhelming for any student, but it can be especially difficult for students with a learning disability and/or ADHD. Part I of this post will address the unique requirements and characteristics of the ISEE, along with the process of [...]

By | 2017-05-22T07:10:37+00:00 October 31st, 2014|Accommodations, ISEE, Learning Differences, SSAT, Test Prep|0 Comments

SAT Test Prep for Students with Disabilities

SAT for Students with Disabilities Sitting hunched over a desk and bubbling in an answer sheet for hours at a time doesn’t bring out the best in most students, but it can be especially overwhelming if you are a student with a learning disability and/or ADHD. While there is no [...]

By | 2017-05-22T07:10:37+00:00 October 20th, 2014|Accommodations, ACT, ISEE, Learning Differences, SAT, SAT Tips, SSAT, Test Prep|1 Comment

The ISEE vs. the SSAT

ISEE Or SSAT? Most independent schools require a standardized test as part of the admissions process, usually the ISEE or the SSAT. Many parents and students ask the question: What’s the difference? Before pondering the question too much, it’s important to check if the school(s) to which you are applying [...]

By | 2017-05-22T07:10:37+00:00 July 17th, 2014|ISEE, SSAT, Test Prep|1 Comment

Introduction to the ISEE

A Brief Introduction to the ISEE What is the ISEE? The ISEE is a test required as part of the application to many independent schools. It is administered by the Educational Records Bureau. How much does it “count”? The test is one factor in the school’s admissions process, but some [...]

By | 2017-05-22T07:10:37+00:00 July 8th, 2014|ISEE, SSAT, Test Prep|1 Comment

About the SSAT

Private high schools could be very selective, meaning they have many more prospective students applying than they have available slots. Also, because of the big differences between the various public and private elementary and middle schools, it's very hard to judge students' aptitudes and abilities based solely on their GPA. Therefore, many private high schools [...]

By | 2017-05-22T07:10:39+00:00 April 17th, 2013|SSAT|0 Comments