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Are you looking for information about SHSAT or ISEE test prep? If you are planning to apply to any private school, chances are you will be required to prepare and attempt either the ISEE (Independent School Entrance Examination) or the SHSAT (Specialized High School Admissions Test).Both of these tests are quite similar in many aspects, but they are still different in many ways. However, King Education Tutoring is willing to help you prepare for both these exams with confidence.
When it comes to choosing one test between ISEE and SHSAT, we advise you to choose wisely and carefully. Before deciding which test you should take, you must check with your preferred school because many schools have preferences and prefer one exam over the other. Some schools require you to pass the SHSAT or ISEE, and those schools will happily accept your application without any partiality. Other schools will require any one of the exams, and it depends on the school. Likewise, New York City prep schools prefer the ISEE, and other boarding schools require the SHSAT exam. However, in the last few years, a large number of private schools in New York City have now started accepting, both SHSAT and ISEE exams without any further preferences.
After enlisting the names of school that you are planning to apply to, contact each school to learn their policies and criteria. It is because some school websites might say that they accept both the exams, but when you reach out to them, you may find that they have only one preference.
You and many other students are preparing to succeed, and before achieving, they are in confusion. Hence, your confusion when choosing which exam to take or which school will accept which exam, is valid, and is solvable. Therefore, King Education Virtual Academy can schedule a consultation for you with one of their experts today. These experts will help you make a decision, and they can also guide you more accurately.
After the consultation, you might be able to understand the critical differences between SHSAT and SSAT. Also, their guidance may help you understand your weaknesses and strengths. While searching more about both of these exams, you will see a few significant differences, but you will also see some similarities too.
Indeed, they both conduct tests for vocabulary, general mathematics, and, reading and comprehension, and they also feature similar types of questions. So, technically, if you prepare for one exam, it will be helpful for your other exam too. Thus, it is generally best for you to focus on any one exam appropriately, but just because both tests have similarities, it does not mean that you should attempt both.
What if you are preparing for both exams and schools are accepting both of them? That is why it is essential to make sure you are thoroughly prepared for at least one of them. If your desired school is willing to accept any test, there is no need to take both exams.
One of the major differences you must consider before making your selection is your level of testing, and also how many times you go through retakes. You can attempt ISEE exams once every six months, but with the SHSAT, there are no limits on the number of times you can take the SHSAT exam. You can give the ISEE exam once your application to a school is formally submitted. This leaves only one choice for you; either you give your exams at the end of the year or at the start of the application year.
Some of you have a make-or-break nature, and others have no problems with retakes. Therefore, ISEE can create a burden or anxiety in some of the applicants, and it can also happen to some students who are not vulnerable to testing anxiety.
However, you can overcome your anxiety by taking multiple tests and perform relieving anxiety exercises. You must consider retakes and other exam anxiety before submitting your application because your anxiety can affect your performance.
King Education provides some of the best test preparation courses in NYC and throughout the US. Our highly experienced teachers & tutors will ensure that you achieve a good score. Contact us to schedule a free consultation.
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