ERB has partnered with Test Innovators to provide test familiarization resources to every ISEE registrant. TI also offers a range of additional tools.  Click here to learn more.


We understand the value and desire for parents and students to “preview” the types of questions presented on each level of the ISEE. We also want to make it as fair as possible for all families to gain access to the same information. Therefore, ERB offers preparation books for each ISEE level free of charge when downloaded from this website.


Prepare For Success On The ISEE

What to Expect on the ISEE Guides


Students can choose to access an interactive version of our free What To Expect on the ISEE guide through Test Innovators above, or they may also download it here. This guide provides an introduction to the test, how it is scored and used by admissions offices, and includes a free practice test. To download this guide, simply select the appropriate level below. 


Please note that these guides are not training books for exam strategies, and the use of these guides does not guarantee any outcome on the Independent School Entrance Exam.

Test Format Test Level Guide
Online All Levels (applying to Grades (2-12)
Paper Lower Level (applying to Grades 5-6)
Paper Middle Level (applying to Grades 7-8)
Paper Upper Level (applying to Grades 9-12)
ISEE Preparation from Test Innovators

Test Innovators provides engaging, interactive preparation tools to help every ISEE registrant fully demonstrate their academic abilities on the test. The program works by introducing students to the types of questions they'll encounter on the test, providing instantaneous feedback and time management insights as they answer practice questions, and helping them build confidence through skill-building videos and additional resources to help combat test anxiety.


Families can choose from several tier options, with an available FREE Trial option that includes an interactive version of the sample test from ERB’s What to Expect guide and personalized feedback. All TI packages include the following benefits:

Online test portal
Score report
Interactive diagnostics
Printable version
Personalized Prep Plan
Tutor Consultation


Additional practice options include up to seven additional full-length practice tests (including a retired ISEE test), thousands of targeted practice exercises, and skill-building videos. 


Students with ISEE fee waivers will have free access to all preparation resources from Test Innovators. If you have a fee waiver, you may enter it when you register for the ISEE and it will be applied to grant you free access to the Advanced package, our most extensive preparation resource available.



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Testing At Prometric

In addition to our other preparation materials, Prometric testers will find it helpful to review this video about procedures at Prometric testing centers.