Developing a 1-on-1 Test Prep Program for ISEE, SSAT, and HSPT
The Secondary School Practice Exam & Review allows students to take a practice test for any of the private school entrance exams they plan to take (ISEE, SSAT, or HSPT). After the student has taken the practice test(s), we’ll set up a 45-minute, in-depth review meeting with the parent and one of Mindfish’s expert directors. During this consultation, our director will analyze the practice test results in detail, learn more about the student’s individual goals and needs, and then help formulate a timeline and test prep plan tailored specifically for that student.
Achieving your full potential on these standardized tests requires a course of preparation tailored specifically for you. Given that many students plan to take two or three of these test types, our directors can tailor your tutoring package to maximize your time based on what skills and content are necessary for the tests you plan to take. Because several schools accept more than one of these tests, we can also help you pick which test you are likely to do best on. Our exceptional tutors can then design a curriculum based upon your skills, abilities, educational background, and challenges to create a test prep experience that is efficient, targeted, and effective.
The Practice Exam & Review costs $199 and includes:
- Practice tests for any of the private school entrance exams your student plans to take (ISEE, SSAT, or HSPT)
- In-depth score analysis for the test
- One 45-minute consultation with with one of Mindfish’s expert directors to discuss a test prep plan based on your student’s scores
- $100 credited toward future purchase of a test prep package
Benefits of the Practice Exam & Review
- Better understand your student’s baseline scores and what that means for their application process
- Meet with an expert to determine the best timeline and test prep plan
- Ensure your student’s efforts are being deployed for the right test that is the best fit for your student’s knowledge base and the schools to which they plan to apply
About the Tests
The Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE) is used for admission to private middle and high schools and offers four test levels depending on the student’s grade level. No matter which level the student is taking, it will always include four sections: Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, Reading Comprehension, and Mathematics Achievement. The test also includes an unscored essay that is sent directly to the schools to which the student is applying. The majority of test dates are in the Fall and early Winter, meaning that for a 15-week program, students should typically begin their preparation in late Summer or early Fall.
The Secondary School Admissions Test (SSAT) is used for admission to private middle and high schools and offers three test levels depending on the student’s grade level. The test includes Quantitative, Reading Comprehension, and Verbal Reasoning sections. Similar to the ISEE, it also includes an unscored essay sent directly to the schools to which the student is applying. The test is offered once each month October through April, meaning students should begin preparing in early Fall or Winter.
The High School Placement Test (HSPT) is administered locally by individual private (typically Catholic) high schools as part of their student admissions process, and is typically taken by 8th grade students. It includes five multiple-choice sections: Verbal Skills, Quantitative Skills, Reading, Mathematics, and Language Skills. Some schools also include optional sections on religion or science. Timing on the HSPT can be particularly difficult for students given that it contains roughly twice as many questions as the other two exams in the same amount of time. The HSPT is typically offered in December, so students should begin their preparation in early Fall.
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