The SSAT, ISEE, and HSPT are used by many private middle and high
schools as part of the admissions process. AJ Tutoring can help your
student ace the high school entrance exams.
We meet with students for six, seven, or eight sessions, each lasting
60 minutes. As homework, students have 45 minute assignments about half
the time and a full-length practice test the other half.
The program covers test-taking skills and content, including question
interpretation, guessing strategy, time management, arithmetic skills,
algebra concepts, geometric reasoning, reading comprehension,
vocabulary, grammar, and essay writing.
We use a mixture of our own proprietary materials that are updated
annually to reflect the current content and best strategies on the test
and actual previously administered practice exams.
About the SSAT (Secondary School Admissions Test)
The Secondary School Admissions Test (SSAT) is used primarily for
admission to boarding schools and the military. Some private secondary
schools also accept this test.
The SSAT is administered once a month from November through April and once in June.
The SSAT has two levels: Lower Level and Upper Level. Students
applying for eighth grade and above will take the Upper Level. For more
information on the SSAT and to register online, visit www.ssat.org.
About the ISEE (Independent School Entrance Examination)
The Independent School Entrance Examination (ISEE) is used for admission to private middle schools and high schools.
The ISEE is administered on Saturday mornings throughout the fall and winter.
The ISEE has three levels: Lower Level, Middle Level, and Upper
Level. All students applying for ninth grade and above will take the
For more information on the ISEE and to register online, visit www.erbtest.org.
About the HSPT (High School Placement Test)
The High School Placement Test (HSPT) is a comprehensive placement test
for eighth graders for placement in the ninth grade. It is often used
for admission into parochial schools.
The HSPT has no national administration. It is offered directly through the school(s) to which students are applying.
The exam covers verbal skills, quantitative skills, reading
comprehension, mathematics, and language. The exam typically takes
three hours to complete with breaks.