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ISEE by ERB

For applicants to Grades 2-12

Accepted by over 1,200 independent schools around the world, the ISEE is the most trusted admissions assessment tool available, and an important part of well-rounded admissions processes. The ISEE empowers schools to objectively compare student applicants alongside (or in the absence of) other admissions inputs.

We empower students to show admissions teams what they are capable of with more reliable reads of their academic abilities. Join thousands of other schools around the world as members of the ISEE community today.

A pillar of well-rounded admissions programs.

Interviews

Teacher Recommendations

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Admissions Exam

Transcripts

Student Portfolios

Reading

Comprehension

Verbal
Reasoning

Quantitative
Reasoning

Math
Achievement

The ISEE Difference

The ISEE isn’t like other admissions tests, because it not only measures what students know, it also measures how they think. It is a standardized assessment of candidates' skills in four critical areas; Reading Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Math Achievement. ISEE is the most flexible admission assessment available with online, paper-based, and at-home administrations available around the globe.

Most available testing options, including at-home testing.

Wherever your school is located, ERB is pleased to ensure that your applicants can schedule an ISEE test when and how works best for them, including on your campus. ERB also supports individual, small group, and large group testing at Prometric Test Centers and offices around the world, as well as individual remote testing for students with the ISEE At Home.

No penalties for incorrect answers.

The goal of the admissions process is to see how students think, what they know, and what they’re capable of. By penalizing students for incorrect answers, other exams encourage students to skip questions rather than tap into contextual clues and use their judgment.
By not penalizing students, the ISEE enables students to present their best self on test day, helping schools find students that are good fits for their academic environment.

Online score reports and applicant trends.

360 Access is ERB's interactive reporting website that enables admission teams to visualize their ISEE school’s trends, dive deeply into individual student results, and understand region and consortia trends in new and different ways.

360 Access for ISEE enables admission teams to visualize their school’s trends, dive deeply into individual student results, and understand region and consortia trends in new and different ways.

Testing Seasons

Fall

Winter

Spring/Summer

Aug | Sept | Oct | Nov

Dec | Jan | Feb | Mar

Apr | May | Jun | Jul

Students may take the ISEE once per testing season—Fall, Winter, and Spring/Summer—for a total of up to three times a school year. So if a student takes the exam in September during the Fall Testing Season, they’d need to wait at least until December, the Winter Testing Season, to take the ISEE again.

We know that not every student performs their best on their first exam, and we empower students to try again.

Testing Seasons

Students can take the ISEE as many times as they’d like, with a limit of once per testing season. This means that if a student takes the exam in September, they’d need to wait until December for the Winter Testing Season (or later) to retake the ISEE.

Fall

Aug | Sept | Oct | Nov

Winter

Dec | Jan | Feb | Mar

Spring/Summer

Apr | May | Jun | Jul

Are you a school admissions team member looking for more information about using ISEE in your admissions process?

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