The Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE) Mathematics Achievement section is used both for admission to private schools, and for placement once you are accepted. It is one of the two mathematics tests on the ISEE. The entire ISEE is comprehensive and evaluates all that you have learned so far in your education.

What to Expect on the ISEE Mathematics Achievement Section?
  • The ISEE is a timed.
  • You will have 40 minutes in which to complete this section.
  • All questions are multiple-choice, with four possible answers.
  • There will be 47 questions.
  • There is no penalty for guessing and this is not a “Pass/Fail” test.
How to Prepare for the ISEE Mathematics Achievement Section
  • Questions relating to math at all grade levels will be presented.
  • Don’t try and learn anything new—just review what you have learned in the past.
  • Study definitions and terminology, such as scientific notation.
  • For the algebra questions, you should know classes and properties of functions(linear and quadratic).
  • For the geometry questions, you should know common formulas(such as area, circumference, and the Pythagorean Theorem) as well as basic trigonometric functions (sine, cosine, and tangent).
What Other Topics Are Covered?
  • Vectors and matrices
  • Permutations and combinations
  • Graphs
  • Solving equations
  • Spatial reasoning
  • Measurement
  • Data analysis and probability

To score high students can use Socrato to practice online and get insights beyond scores. Socrato’s Companion Series helps you get the most from your Official Study Guide.

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