Do the ACT and SAT Standardized Tests Still Matter?

Yes, standardized tests still matter. For students applying to academically selective colleges in the US, they should still take and submit their ACT or SAT scores. Initial data for the Class of 2025 indicates that students who submitted scores had as much as a 100% higher chance of getting in than students who did [...]

By |2022-09-27T13:16:14-05:00September 13th, 2022|ACT, College Resources, ISEE, SAT, ZPQA ACT, ZPQA SAT, ZPQA Teacher|0 Comments

Synonym Questions on the ISEE Upper Level

The Upper Level ISEE Verbal Reasoning section is composed of two parts - synonyms and sentence completions. You will have 20 minutes to answer 20 Synonym Questions and 20 Sentence Completion Questions. These questions test your knowledge of vocabulary and your ability to apply that knowledge. (Skip this how-to guide and go straight to [...]

By |2022-08-12T14:30:29-05:00August 12th, 2022|English, ISEE: Upper Level|1 Comment

ISEE Upper Level Overview and Test-Taking Strategies

The Educational Records Bureau (ERB) developed the Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE) as an admissions tool for private schools, much like the SAT and ACT are used as admissions tools for colleges and universities. The ISEE tests a student’s knowledge of and skills in vocabulary, math, reading, writing, critical thinking, and reasoning to demonstrate [...]

By |2022-08-12T14:15:18-05:00August 12th, 2022|ISEE: Upper Level|2 Comments

Reading Comprehension Questions on the Upper Level ISEE

Students will have 35 minutes to read six passages and answer 36 questions in the Reading Comprehension section.  These passages will cover a wide variety of topics, including the humanities (literature, art, biography), social studies (history, economics, sociology), and science (medicine, meteorology, zoology).  Each passage is followed by a number of questions that are based [...]

By |2022-09-13T18:05:05-05:00August 12th, 2022|ISEE: Upper Level|1 Comment

ISEE Math Review – Operations on Algebraic Expressions

In a nutshell, Algebra is arithmetic using known and unknown quantities. These unknown quantities are called variables and are represented as a letter (x) or a symbol. You have already evaluated some algebraic expressions by substituting certain values for some or all of the variables within the expression. Now, let’s apply what we know [...]

By |2022-08-05T11:34:26-05:00August 5th, 2022|ISEE: Upper Level Math Review|0 Comments
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