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At Home Testing

Students can now take the admissions test trusted by schools around the world from the comfort and safety of their homes. Students currently have two ISEE At Home remote testing options. Families should follow their application schools' instructions when selecting their at-home testing choice. If your schools do not provide guidance, please pick the option that works best for you!

ISEE by ERB

At Home Testing

Students can now take the admissions test trusted by schools around the world from the comfort and safety of their homes. Students currently have two ISEE At Home remote testing options. Families should follow their application schools' instructions when selecting their at-home testing choice. If your schools do not provide guidance, please pick the option that works best for you!

School Administered

The School Administered ISEE At Home is for students that have a test event code from their application school(s). This is equivalent to going to a school's campus to take the ISEE, which requires each school's permission.

Prometric Administered

ISEE At Home via Prometric is for students that want a test on-demand, and DO NOT have a test event code from an application school. With ISEE At Home via Prometric, you can pick the test date and time that works best for you.

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This page has information for families and students only. If you are an educator in search of at-home testing options, please navigate to our information for educators.

Are you an educator?

This page has information for families and students only. If you are an educator in search of at-home testing options, please navigate to our information for educators.

Uses a secure testing application.

Students take ISEE Online At Home using remote testing systems and experienced proctoring staff to provide convenient and easy access to the ISEE. Once the test launches, a secure browser "locks down" the student's testing device so that they are unable to access any other websites, applications, or screen capture exam content.
School Administered exams use ERB's testing platform and exams are administered by school staff. ISEE At Home via Prometric exams use Prometric's testing platform, ProProctor, and exams are administered by Prometric staff.

Monitors the test-taking experience to ensure its validity.

All ISEE At Home proctors are trained in remote exam administration, with a support system to provide help should any issues arise during testing including . Proctors are also fully vetted, including background checks,

Depending on which ISEE At Home option families choose, exam are proctored by either:

  • School staff (School Administered)
  • Prometric Staff (ISEE At Home via Prometric)

Accessible from a variety of devices.

The ISEE At Home has been built to minimize remote computer system requirements so that it can be accessed from personal computers or laptops with internet connectivity. School Administered ISEE At Home can also be tested on iPads (iPads are not supported for Prometric testing)
Students testing on Macs, iPads, or PCs without webcams will also need to use a secondary device as a camera, such as a mobile phone. Instructions for when and how to use secondary devices can be found below.

school administered isee at home

How It Works

Schools can invite families to participate in their remote testing sessions by sharing a unique "event code" with the family. Families will then register for testing online using this event code provided by the school. If you do not have a test event code from an application school, please sign up for the ISEE At Home via ProProctor at-home testing option.

Testing Instructions

There are a few steps that parents should complete in advance of your student's test date, including downloading the secure browser and running a practice test session to confirm your device is working properly. Download our full instructions below.

Accommodations

Need to request testing accommodations?

The following accommodations are currently available for students taking the School Administered ISEE At Home.
Extended Time
Extended time (1.5x).
Double time (2x).
Calculator
4-function only; may only contain %, √, +/-, M-, M+, and MRC functions). Calculators are provided by families; ERB/Prometric do not provide calculators.
Spell Check Device
Spell check is not a feature of the built in text editor.  Families may provide an approved spell check device for use on the ISEE essay (see example).
Other Supplies
 Access to medical supplies, snacks, and/or drinks at all times during testing.
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An example of an approved spell check device.

isee at home via prometric

How It Works

A new testing option, the same testing experience.

Students taking the ISEE At Home via Prometric will have the same ISEE test experience as any other ISEE testing option, and schools will receive valid and reliable test scores within 48 hours for use in the admission process. The Prometric solution is identical in content, format, on-screen experience, scoring, and pricing as the tests delivered in the Prometric global test center network already used by many families.
In partnership with Prometric, ISEE At Home via Prometric offers the online ISEE test format to students entering Grades 5-12 in the United States and Canada. This enables students to take the exam at times that work for them from the comfort of their homes with the same rigor and reliability you expect from ERB. To register, families will simply select the ISEE At Home via Prometric testing option when they register online.

Testing Instructions

For technical support, please use Prometric's online support or call the ProProctor Technical Support line at 1 (800) 226-7958.

Preparation is key to a successful ISEE At Home via ProProctor testing experience. Please be sure to read the below documents before your scheduled test date to ensure that you and your student are ready for testing!

Complete Testing Instructions

All families taking the ISEE At Home via Prometric should review this guide carefully prior to testing. This ProProctor by Prometric User Guide For K-12 will provide complete instructions to prepare for and take the test. Please pay close attention to the special instructions for families using a Mac testing device.

Brief Overview

This ISEE At Home via Prometric Quick-Start Guide offers a quick explanation of how to prepare for and take the test. It should be read in addition to the complete testing instructions.

Accommodations

Need to request testing accommodations?

The following accommodations are currently available for students taking the ISEE At Home via Prometric.
Extended Time
Extended time (1.5x).
Double time (2x).
Calculator
4-function only; may only contain %, √, +/-, M-, M+, and MRC functions). Calculators are provided by families; ERB/Prometric do not provide calculators.
Spell Check Device
Spell check is not a feature of the Prometric text editor.  Families may provide an approved spell check device for use on the ISEE essay (see example).
Other Supplies
 Access to medical supplies, snacks, and/or drinks at all times during testing.
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An example of an approved spell check device.

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