We are pleased to offer the ISEE as an admissions requirement for the Stafford STEM Magnet School. The ISEE is an admissions test that has three levels: A Primary Level, Lower Level, and Middle Level. The Primary Level is for students currently in grades 1st, 2nd and 3rd who are candidates for admission into 3rd, 4th and 5th grade. The Lower Level is for students currently in 4th and 5th grade who are candidates for admission into 6th and 7th grade. The Middle Level is for students currently in 6th grade who are candidates for admission into 8th grade.
The ISEE has different forms at each level for security purposes. The Primary Level test is an hour-long test that consists of a reading and math section along with a short writing sample. The Primary Level is only available online. In the Lower and Middle levels, the ISEE consists of three parts: (1) carefully constructed and standardized verbal and quantitative reasoning tests that measure your child’s capability for learning; (2) reading comprehension and mathematics achievement tests that provide specific information about your child’s strengths and weaknesses in those areas; and (3) an essay section. The ISEE evaluates not only your child’s level of reading, but also your child’s ability to comprehend material drawn from the sciences and humanities. The Lower Level test is 2 hours and 20 minutes. The Middle Level test is 2 hours and 40 minutes. The ISEE essay is timed and written in response to a prompt. This essay is not scored; it is scanned and sent only to the schools you requested.
There is a cost associated with the ISEE exam. For more information on this test, please visit www.iseetest.org.
Our campuses will be closed on Friday, June 26 and re-open on Monday, July 13. We will continue to seek guidance from the Texas Education Agency (TEA) and local officials as we welcome students back to campus in 2020-2021. The week of our re-open, we will share our safety protocols and learning plans, especially as we prepare to become a 1:1 campus of students to devices.
It's important for you to know, as we move forward, providing a safe environment and quality education are essential to us and will remain our first priority.