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Free ISEE Lower Level Reading Diagnostic Tests

Take the Varsity Learning Tools free diagnostic test for ISEE Lower Level Reading to determine which academic concepts you understand and which ones require your ongoing attention. Each ISEE Lower Level Reading problem is tagged down to the core, underlying concept that is being tested. The ISEE Lower Level Reading diagnostic test results highlight how you performed on each area of the test. You can then utilize the results to create a personalized study plan that is based on your particular area of need.

ISEE Lower Level Reading Diagnostic Test 1

Questions: 40
Test Difficulty:
Average Time Spent: 1 hrs 52 mins

ISEE Lower Level Reading Diagnostic Test 2

Questions: 40
Test Difficulty:
Average Time Spent: 2 hrs 28 mins

ISEE Lower Level Reading Diagnostic Test 3

Questions: 40
Test Difficulty:
Average Time Spent: 2 hrs 25 mins

ISEE Lower Level Reading Diagnostic Test 4

Questions: 40
Test Difficulty:
Average Time Spent: 1 hrs 12 mins

ISEE Lower Level Reading Diagnostic Test 5

Questions: 40
Test Difficulty:
Average Time Spent: 55 mins

ISEE Lower Level Reading Diagnostic Test 6

Questions: 20
Test Difficulty:
Average Time Spent: 1 hrs 55 mins

ISEE Lower Level Reading Diagnostic Test 7

Questions: 20
Test Difficulty:
Average Time Spent: 4 hrs 44 mins

ISEE Lower Level Reading Diagnostic Test 8

Questions: 20
Test Difficulty:
Average Time Spent: 7 hrs 21 mins

Is English not your favorite subject? Do you not often read for fun in your free time? Are you nervous about how you might do on the Reading Comprehension section when taking the Lower Level ISEE because of this, or for other reasons? The Reading Comprehension section of the Lower Level ISEE is widely considered one of the test’s most difficult sections, so you’re not the only one who’s apprehensive about it. By familiarizing yourself with how the Reading Comprehension section of the Lower Level ISEE is presented, the types of questions it asks, and some great resources that can help you study, you can equip yourself with the information that you need to prepare yourself for the Reading Comprehension section of the Lower Level ISEE in no time.

The Lower Level ISEE, or Independent School Entrance Exam, is the version of the exam traditionally given to fifth- and sixth-grade students. All of its graded sections, including the Reading Comprehension section but excepting the Essay, are made up entirely of multiple-choice questions. The Reading Comprehension section in particular presents five reading passages about contemporary life, literature, history, and science. The test asks five questions about the information each passage presents, so you are asked to answer twenty-five questions in total. To answer these questions correctly, you might need to identify the main or a supporting idea in the passage, make an inference, identify a word based on how the author uses it in the passage, or analyze the passage’s logic and organization, the author’s style or tone, or figurative language like similes and metaphors. You are given twenty-five minutes during which to read each passage and answer questions associated with it. They may not seem like a lot of time—it’s not! To do well on the Reading Comprehension part of the Lower Level ISEE, you need to make sure you’re reading quickly enough to get to all the questions, but not so quickly that you misunderstand or miss important information in a passage.

If you’re worried that you might be reading too quickly or too slowly to achieve your personal best score on the ISEE Lower Level Reading Comprehension section, you can use Varsity Tutors’ free ISEE Lower Level Reading Comprehension Practice Tests to measure how fast you’re reading. Every Practice Test consists of about twelve problems and corresponding passages like the kind you’ll find on the Lower Level ISEE Reading Comprehension section. You can choose to take Practice Tests that draw their questions from a variety of topics tested on the Lower Level ISEE, or focus on just one if you are having trouble with that topic and need to study it specifically. After finishing a Practice Test, Varsity Tutors’ website shows you lots of information about your results, including how quickly you answered each problem and detailed answers for every problem. If you miss a question, be sure to figure out why by reading the included explanation. This will help you to not make that mistake again in the future, perhaps when you’re taking the actual Lower Level ISEE.

You can also take advantage of another great way to evaluate your knowledge by completing a Full-Length Lower Level ISEE Reading Comprehension Practice Test. The practice tests’ extended format can give you a clear assessment of your pacing over the course of the test and your comprehension of the relevant concepts. The results page that follows each of the full-length practice tests includes the same insights as the results pages for concept-specific practice tests, like extensive explanations and links to more information on important topics. The complete practice tests give you the bonus of helping you as you build a custom ISEE review by showing you the skills in which you most need review. When you use this information to create a study plan, you can move on to using the other Learning Tools to review. You can then track your improvement by taking another Full-Length Lower Level ISEE Reading Comprehension Practice Test.

By practicing the types of questions that the Lower Level ISEE’s Reading Comprehension section will ask you, you can prepare yourself to do your personal best when taking the real Lower Level ISEE!

 

Free ISEE Lower Level Reading Practice Tests

Our completely free ISEE Lower Level Reading practice tests are the perfect way to brush up your skills. Take one of our many ISEE Lower Level Reading practice tests for a run-through of commonly asked questions. You will receive incredibly detailed scoring results at the end of your ISEE Lower Level Reading practice test to help you identify your strengths and weaknesses. Pick one of our ISEE Lower Level Reading practice tests now and begin!

Practice Tests by Concept

Contemporary life passages practice test

Questions: 15
Test Difficulty:
Average Time Spent: 45 mins

Ideas in contemporary life passages practice test

Questions: 3
Test Difficulty:
Average Time Spent: 2 mins 22 secs

Identifying and analyzing details in contemporary life passages practice test

Questions: 2
Test Difficulty:
Average Time Spent: 3 mins

Identifying and analyzing main idea and theme in contemporary life passages practice test

Questions: 2
Test Difficulty:
Average Time Spent: 2 mins 9 secs

Identifying and analyzing supporting ideas in contemporary life passages practice test

Questions: 3
Test Difficulty:
Average Time Spent: 2 hrs 1 mins

Language in contemporary life passages practice test

Questions: 6
Test Difficulty:
Average Time Spent: 3 mins

Analyzing the text in contemporary life passages practice test

Questions: 3
Test Difficulty:
Average Time Spent: 35 mins

Analyzing tone, style, and figurative language in contemporary life passages practice test

Questions: 2
Test Difficulty:
Average Time Spent: 1 mins 48 secs

Determining context-dependent word meanings in contemporary life passages practice test

Questions: 4
Test Difficulty:
Average Time Spent: 2 mins 40 secs

Textual relationships in contemporary life passages practice test

Questions: 6
Test Difficulty:
Average Time Spent: 5 mins

Analyzing cause and effect in contemporary life passages practice test

Questions: 2
Test Difficulty:
Average Time Spent: 4 mins

Analyzing passage logic, genre, and organization in contemporary life passages practice test

Questions: 3
Test Difficulty:
Average Time Spent: 3 mins

Comparing and contrasting in contemporary life passages practice test

Questions: 2
Test Difficulty:
Average Time Spent: 6 hrs 15 mins

Making inferences and predictions in contemporary life passages practice test

Questions: 3
Test Difficulty:
Average Time Spent: 3 mins

History passages practice test

Questions: 17
Test Difficulty:
Average Time Spent: 7 hrs 13 mins

Ideas in history passages practice test

Questions: 7
Test Difficulty:
Average Time Spent: 5 mins

Identifying and analyzing details in history passages practice test

Questions: 5
Test Difficulty:
Average Time Spent: 4 mins

Identifying and analyzing main idea and theme in history passages practice test

Questions: 2
Test Difficulty:
Average Time Spent: 2 mins 22 secs

Identifying and analyzing supporting ideas in history passages practice test

Questions: 2
Test Difficulty:
Average Time Spent: 2 mins 9 secs

Language in history passages practice test

Questions: 9
Test Difficulty:
Average Time Spent: 6 mins

Analyzing the text in history passages practice test

Questions: 6
Test Difficulty:
Average Time Spent: 8 mins

Analyzing tone, style, and figurative language in history passages practice test

Questions: 2
Test Difficulty:
Average Time Spent: 2 mins 3 secs

Determining context-dependent word meanings in history passages practice test

Questions: 7
Test Difficulty:
Average Time Spent: 3 mins

Textual relationships in history passages practice test

Questions: 3
Test Difficulty:
Average Time Spent: 3 mins

Analyzing cause and effect in history passages practice test

Questions: 2
Test Difficulty:
Average Time Spent: 2 mins 14 secs

Analyzing passage logic, genre, and organization in history passages practice test

Questions: 2
Test Difficulty:
Average Time Spent: 2 mins 24 secs

Comparing and contrasting in history passages practice test

Questions: 1
Test Difficulty:
Average Time Spent: 7 hrs 35 mins

Making inferences and predictions in history passages practice test

Questions: 2
Test Difficulty:
Average Time Spent: 1 mins 23 secs

Literature passages practice test

Questions: 36
Test Difficulty:
Average Time Spent: 2 hrs 42 mins

Ideas in literature passages practice test

Questions: 33
Test Difficulty:
Average Time Spent: 1 d 3 hrs

Identifying and analyzing details in literature passages practice test

Questions: 13
Test Difficulty:
Average Time Spent: 1 hrs 18 mins

Identifying and analyzing main idea and theme in literature passages practice test

Questions: 3
Test Difficulty:
Average Time Spent: 9 mins

Identifying and analyzing supporting ideas in literature passages practice test

Questions: 1
Test Difficulty:
Average Time Spent: 58 secs

Language in literature passages practice test

Questions: 21
Test Difficulty:
Average Time Spent: 1 hrs 3 mins

Analyzing the text in literature passages practice test

Questions: 4
Test Difficulty:
Average Time Spent: 6 mins

Analyzing tone, style, and figurative language in literature passages practice test

Questions: 4
Test Difficulty:
Average Time Spent: 4 mins

Determining context-dependent word meanings in literature passages practice test

Questions: 8
Test Difficulty:
Average Time Spent: 21 hrs 0 mins

Textual relationships in literature passages practice test

Questions: 21
Test Difficulty:
Average Time Spent: 17 mins

Analyzing cause and effect in literature passages practice test

Questions: 1
Test Difficulty:
Average Time Spent: 1 mins 51 secs

Analyzing passage logic, genre, and organization in literature passages practice test

Questions: 2
Test Difficulty:
Average Time Spent: 2 mins 28 secs

Comparing and contrasting in literature passages practice test

Questions: 3
Test Difficulty:
Average Time Spent: 3 mins

Making inferences and predictions in literature passages practice test

Questions: 6
Test Difficulty:
Average Time Spent: 1 hrs 46 mins

Science passages practice test

Questions: 12
Test Difficulty:
Average Time Spent: 18 mins

Ideas in science passages practice test

Questions: 5
Test Difficulty:
Average Time Spent: 4 mins

Identifying and analyzing details in science passages practice test

Questions: 2
Test Difficulty:
Average Time Spent: 1 mins 35 secs

Identifying and analyzing main idea and theme in science passages practice test

Questions: 3
Test Difficulty:
Average Time Spent: 5 mins

Identifying and analyzing supporting ideas in science passages practice test

Questions: 2
Test Difficulty:
Average Time Spent: 2 mins 22 secs

Language in science passages practice test

Questions: 4
Test Difficulty:
Average Time Spent: 7 mins

Analyzing the text in science passages practice test

Questions: 2
Test Difficulty:
Average Time Spent: 50 secs

Analyzing tone, style, and figurative language in science passages practice test

Questions: 2
Test Difficulty:
Average Time Spent: 2 mins 30 secs

Determining context-dependent word meanings in science passages practice test

Questions: 2
Test Difficulty:
Average Time Spent: 36 secs

Textual relationships in science passages practice test

Questions: 3
Test Difficulty:
Average Time Spent: 2 mins 34 secs

Analyzing cause and effect in science passages practice test

Questions: 3
Test Difficulty:
Average Time Spent: 2 mins 45 secs

Analyzing passage logic, genre, and organization in science passages practice test

Questions: 2
Test Difficulty:
Average Time Spent: 1 hrs 3 mins

Comparing and contrasting in science passages practice test

Questions: 2
Test Difficulty:
Average Time Spent: 3 mins

Making inferences and predictions in science passages practice test

Questions: 2
Test Difficulty:
Average Time Spent: 3 mins
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