the ISEE is meant to assess a short band of academic skills that are cumulative in nature, and thus, less coachable.
To say that reading skills can be dramatically ‘beefed up’ with a brief stint of preparation is simply wrong; it completely ignores the abundance of research on child development that confirms the inverse.
It is also essential to note that the ISEE is one facet of a highly nuanced application.
Top-notch ISEE scores mean very little if the family unit is not a cultural match for the school.
If you want to dive into the thick of concepts tested, I strongly recommend downloading the guide. However, if you’re looking for something a bit more digestible, start with this post and do further reading at your leisure.
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