Primary Level ISEE

The primary level ISEE (Independent School Entrance Exam) is a standardized test administered to students currently in grades 1-3 who are applying for admission into select private schools for entrance to grades 2-4. The primary level ISEE is only available in an online format.  For grade 2 candidates, there are 4 sections that make up the exam. For grade 3 and 4 candidates, there are 3 sections that make up the exam. All sections of the ISEE are timed except for the essay portion.  Students will receive a score report with a scaled score for each section of the exam ranging from 760-940. Although the essay portion will not be scored, it will be scanned and sent to the schools the student is applying for.

New York City Applicants: Students taking the primary level ISEE in New York City do not need to complete the writing sample.  New York City schools do not require a writing sample.

Primary Level 2 (For students entering grade 2)

Test SectionOverview Number of QuestionsAllotted Time
Auditory ComprehensionThe auditory comprehension section focuses on the child’s ability to listen to and comprehend a reading passage. Students will listen to an age appropriate audio passage and answer 6 multiple choice comprehension questions.6 Questions7 minutes
ReadingThe reading comprehension section consists of 3 grade level appropriate passages. Students will answer 6 multiple choice questions that focus on the main idea and details of each passage. Passages will be both fiction and non-fiction.18 Questions20 minutes
MathematicsThe mathematics section involves single and multi-step math problems that contain curriculum based content associated with the standards of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM).24 Questions26 minutes
Writing sampleThe writing sample consists of 1 written prompt that the student needs to respond to. 1 Picture promptUntimed
Total Time:
53 mins + writing sample
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Primary Level 3 (For students entering grade 3)

Test SectionOverview Number of QuestionsAllotted Time
ReadingThe reading comprehension section consists of 4 grade level appropriate passages. Students will answer 6 multiple choice questions that focus on the main idea and details of each passage. Passages will be both fiction and non-fiction.24 Questions28 minutes
MathematicsThe mathematics section involves single and multi-step math problems that contain curriculum based content associated with the standards of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM).24 Questions26 minutes
Writing sampleThe writing sample consists of 1 picture prompt that the student needs to respond to. 1 Picture promptUntimed
Total Time:
53 min + writing sample
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Primary Level 4 (For students entering grade 4)

Test SectionOverview Number of QuestionsAllotted Time
ReadingThe reading comprehension section consists of 4 grade level appropriate passages. Students will answer 7 multiple choice questions that focus on the main idea and details of each passage. Passages will be both fiction and non-fiction.28 questions30 minutes
MathematicsThe mathematics section involves single and multi-step math problems that contain curriculum based content associated with the standards of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM).28 questions30 minutes
Writing sampleThe writing sample consists of 1 written prompt that the student needs to respond to.1 PromptUntimed
Total Time:
60 min + writing sample
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For registration information and to register for the ISEE please visit the ERB website.

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