ISEE

The ISEE will be offered in-person at Westminster Christian Academy on December 4, 2021 and January 8, 2022.

Please note that Burroughs requests that the ISEE be taken by January 8, 2022. Please email Nancy Vogt for assistance if you have any trouble meeting this date.

The cost of the ISEE is $140 and in the case of financial need, a fee waiver can be issued. Please email Caroline LaVigne to request financial assistance.

TEST STRUCTURE

The ISEE (Independent School Entrance Examination) is an entrance exam used by many independent schools in the United States. All levels consist of five sections: Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, Reading Comprehension, Mathematics Achievement, and a 30-minute essay. It is administered by the Educational Records Bureau.

The ISEE is administered on three levels, depending on the student's current grade:

  • Lower Level (for students currently in grades 4-5 and are candidates for admission to grades 5 and 6)

  • Middle Level (for students currently in grades 6-7 and are candidates for admission to grades 7 and 8)

  • Upper Level (for students currently in grades 8-11 and are candidates for admission to grades 9 and 12)

Students should take the test that corresponds to the grade level for which they are applying. 

TEST FORMAT (MIDDLE AND UPPER LEVELS)

The Middle Level ISEE is a multiple-choice test for students currently in grades 6 and 7 that consists of verbal and quantitative reasoning, reading comprehension, mathematics achievement and an essay.

Section Number of Questions Duration
Verbal Reasoning 40 questions 20 minutes
Quantitative Reasoning 37 questions 35 minutes
Break   5 - 10 minutes
Reading Comprehension 36 questions 35 minutes
Mathematics Achievement 47 questions 40 minutes
Break   5 - 10 minutes
Essay  1 prompt 30 minutes

Total Test: 2 hours, 40 minutes + two 5 - 10 minute breaks

The Upper Level ISEE is a multiple-choice test for students currently in grades 8 through 11 that consists of verbal and quantitative reasoning, reading comprehension, mathematics achievement and an essay.

Section Number of Questions Duration
Verbal Reasoning 40 questions 20 minutes
Quantitative Reasoning 37 questions 35 minutes
Break   5 - 10 minutes
Reading Comprehension 36 questions 35 minutes
Mathematics Achievement 47 questions 40 minutes
Break   5 -10 minutes
Essay  1 prompt 30 minutes

Total Test: 2 hours, 40 minutes + two 5 - 10 minute breaks

To have your ISEE scores sent to Burroughs, please enter school code 260650 when registering.