Test Prep Guide: Middle School Test Prep Calendar
January: Take Hunter Exam if relevant
Winter: Take ISEE/SSAT diagnostics
February-April: Begin ISEE/SSAT prep
Nb: Starting prep earlier not only gives students a greater opportunity to prepare high-school level material but retain concepts over summer
August: Intensive ISEE/SSAT prep (when students typically see their greatest gains)
October: Begin taking official SSATs (can use as practice). Take HSPT, SHSAT if relevant
November: Take first official ISEE and next official SSAT (can use as practice)
December: Take next official ISEE and SSAT (can use officially)
ISEEs can be taken once between Aug. and Nov., once between Dec. and March, and once between Apr. and July.
SSATs are typically offered once a month between October and April as well as in June.