The ERB has replaced the WISC test, which supposedly measures intelligence, with the Primary Level ISEE, an achievement test, for admission for applicants to 2nd-4th grade.
The all online test (given on an ipad) is administered at the ERB New York Office in small groups. Registration opened online in mid August and testing began on November 1st.
According to Molly Phelan of Noodle Pros, there are some differences between each of the Primary Level exams. Both the Primary Level 2 and 3 exams (for students currently in 1st and 2nd grades) "contain a picture with the Writing Prompt, which offers students the opportunity to be creative and self-expressive with their individual writing styles. In Primary Level 2 Reading Comprehension, there is a short Auditory Comprehension section that tests how students listen to a passage, which contains no text. Students then answer questions that relate to the passage."
For all Primary Level tests, the Writing section is untimed, allowing all students to type at their own pace.
September 2017 marked the 10th anniversary of The British International School of New York (BIS-NY), the first and only school in the New York City area to offer the high standards of excellence of the English National Curriculum delivered through the portable, global and inquiry-based framework of the International Baccalaureate (I.B.) in the Primary and Middle Years for children from the age of three.
Over the past decade the school has grown in both size and reputation, proudly placing students in the top schools locally in New York, as well as back in the United Kingdom and further afield across the globe. Its placement record is testimony not only to the quality of teaching, but also the preparedness with which students leave the school, and the portability of the curriculum.
Alongside a thriving nursery, early years and middle school, this coming September the school is delighted to announce the expansion to an Upper School, with applications now open for ninth grade. The school will extend each year thereafter to offer a full program through 12th grade to enable students to pursue a program of study at BIS-NY for university entrance.
Recent authorization by the prestigious Cambridge International Examinations (the non-teaching arm of Cambridge University) will enable the school to deliver an Upper program built around the respected and rigorous International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) at 16, and Advanced Level Examinations (A Level) at 18. These courses are taken by over a million students in more than 160 countries around the world and are extremely highly regarded by the leading universities and colleges in the USA, UK and internationally.
Headmaster Jason Morrow expressed the school's enthusiasm for the expansion: “We are excited and proud to be the first school in the city to offer this exceptional academic program to New York families as we know it will equip our students with the knowledge, skills and intellectual enthusiasm to thrive at university and beyond."
For more information on Upper please email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.bis-ny.org.
To explore the difference that a BIS-NY education could make for your children please contact the school directly on (212) 481-2700 for a private tour at your convenience.
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