Search results

Articles

SSAT and ISEE Announce Remote Testing Options

In the midst of the COVID-19 testing shakeup, two of the largest independent school admissions tests will be going online. Both the SSAT and ISEE announced this month that they will be debuting at-home testing administrations for students. The SSAT (Secondary School Admissions Test), which is administered by the Enrollment

Understanding SSAT Scoring: Scaled Scores vs. Percentiles

Every fall, as families plan for the SSAT, a common question involves how to make sense of the scores. While both scaled scores and percentiles are reported, independent school admissions offices have historically relied more on percentile ranks.

Applying to Private School? All You'll Need to Know About the SSAT

More stressful than the college admissions process is the private school admissions process. There are usually very few slots available at many of the schools, and the application process has never been more competitive. The SSAT, or Secondary School Admissions Test, is one of the factors that school admissions officers

What every parent wishes they’d known about the SSAT and ISEE

For many students, the SSAT (Secondary School Admission Test) or ISEE (Independent School Entrance Examination) is their first encounter with high stakes testing. We highly recommend that you use this summer to make a plan and then start planning and preparing. Here are some tips to get you started.  

How to Improve Your SSAT/ISEE Scores Before the Admissions Deadlines this Winter

With private school admissions deadlines approaching, we sat down with Premium Tutor and SSAT/ISEE curriculum writer Matthew Kiesner to answer some parent FAQs about the tests. For reference, here are our SSAT and ISEE Quick Facts sheets! Do you have any general advice for parents of students taking the SSAT

Summer is the Time to Plan for the SSAT and/or ISEE

Applying to a competitive middle or high school can be stressful for both students and parents. For many students, the SSAT (Secondary School Admission Test) or ISEE (Independent School Entrance Examination) is their first encounter with high stakes testing. To make the process less stressful and much more successful, we

Applying to private school this year? Join a free SSAT or ISEE Session

Sign up below for must-know updates about the SSAT or ISEE - tests that will play an important role in your child’s admission at many private schools. Both tests have changed this year and are offering in-home options. In these sessions, Matt Kiesner - Applerouth’s SSAT and ISEE expert -

Applying to Private School This Year? Get Ready for At-Home Testing

If you have a student applying to private school this year, you’ve probably started to anticipate the many ways in which social distancing will change the experience. The admissions tests are no exception. The two most common admissions tests required by private schools - the SSAT and ISEE - have

Applerouth’s NYC High School Admissions Testing Guide

Last updated: April 2023 If you live in New York City and your child is applying to high schools, you probably have a lot of questions about the process. Whether your student is applying to specialized high schools, independent, or parochial schools, Applerouth Education and NYC Admissions Solutions have put

Better Late Than Never? How to Tackle a Late-Stage Independent School Search

COVID-19 introduced a number of challenges for our educational system last spring. Parents found themselves thrust into position as the guiding force for their children's daily educational activities and engagement, a role that many felt under-qualified to manage. While some parents who had never considered nor trained to become homeschoolers

Events

Heading

(50% extended time)

Month DD, YYYY
0:00am - 0:00pm EDT
1234 Las Gallinas
San Francisco, CA 94960
Orange notification icon

Sorry! No events found for "{search query}". Try searching for something else.

Orange error icon

Error. Let’s figure this out. Please try again or contact Applerouth.

Webinars

Bird's eye of a laptop, notepad, and bookbag positioned on a table.Bird's eye of a laptop, notepad, and bookbag positioned on a table.

Webinar Heading

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor.

Month DD, YYYY
xx minutes
Orange notification icon

Sorry! No events found for "{search query}". Try searching for something else.

Orange error icon

Error. Let’s figure this out. Please try again or contact Applerouth.

A student is working on his laptop at home
boy in black hoodie sitting on chair
student in gray dress resting her hands on white table
A girl is lying down, studying and writing in her notebook
A smiling student stands outside his school
A woman holds a stack of books that cover her face.
An open book with a highlighter inside it.
A man points at a laptop while a student listens
A student wearing headphones stares intently at his laptop screen.
A man points at a laptop while a student listens
A teacher stands at the front of a classroom
A student happily works on her laptop at home
A young girl smiles at a laptop at a home desk
A student wearing headphones stares intently at his laptop screen.
Two students stand talking in front of a school building
A man sits at his desk in front of laptop, reading a book.
An open book with a highlighter inside it.
A woman stands at a whiteboard with a marker

Free Resources

SAT vs ACT

These two college admissions tests have a lot of unique facets. Each will give your student a different testing experience, so it's important to choose carefully. This guide can help.

For
Educators, parents, students
Last updated
November 2023

AP Guide

AP courses can be intimidating. We get it. Our guide will provide you with the tools and confidence to excel and tackle any AP subject.

For
Educators, parents, students
Last updated
June 2024

EF Tips

Executive functioning is a core set of skills that can determine someone's big picture success. If things feel tough, let's hack EF together.

For
Educators, parents, students
Last updated
January 2024

Services

Test Prep

Tests can be studied and mastered with the right approach. We know how to help you do both for test day and beyond.

A smiling girl holds an open notebook, sitting on stairs

AP & Academic Tutoring

From elementary school to college courses, Applerouth’s tutors can help you boost your grades for the long-haul.

A smiling kid is writing at his desk in a classroom

Executive Function Coaching

Master six core skills that form the foundation of success - both in the classroom, and in everyday life.

A young man holds a tablet, amidst rows of books behind him

Schedule an appointment with a Program Director.

Questions? Need some advice? We're here to help.

A friendly woman wearing turquoise, smiling