Cracking the SSAT & ISEE, 2017 Edition (Private Test Preparation)

Cracking the SSAT & ISEE, 2017 Edition (Private Test Preparation)

WORK SMARTER, NOT HARDER, WITH THE PRINCETON REVIEW. Get all the prep you need to ace the SSAT & ISEE with 6 full-length practice tests, up-to-date content reviews for every test section, and extra practice online.

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• Time-saving tips to help you effectively tackle the exam
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Everything You Need to Know to Help Achieve a High Score.
• Up-to-date content review for the Lower/Elementary, Middle, and Upper Level tests
• Complete coverage of the Math, Verbal, and Reading sections for both tests
• A thorough review of fundamental math skills and frequently appearing SSAT and ISEE vocabulary words
• A detailed syllabus online that you can download and print for easy reference and notes

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5 full-length, in-book practice tests (2 for SSAT, 3 for ISEE) with detailed scoring instructions
1 full-length, downloadable SSAT Elementary Level exam online
• Online practice questions and drills for every level, subject, and question type to keep track of your progress


  • Series: Private Test Preparation
  • Paperback: 592 pages
  • Publisher: Princeton Review; 2017 ed. edition (June 7, 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1101919736
  • ISBN-13: 978-1101919736
  • Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 1.3 x 10.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 2.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
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  1. For years now, Princeton Review has slapped a new cover on this good-but-not-great book, calling it the “201x Edition,” but doing little to nothing to update it from earlier versions (it took 3 years or so, for example, for them to fix significant typographical errors in the section on order of operations). This was even true after the SSAT released two all new practice tests 2 or 3 years ago, tests which indicated that things had changed (for example, the concepts covered in math were quite a bit more advanced). Now, for 2017, they’ve cut out over 100 pages, removing a lot of the best material, without reducing the price or indicating in any way that this is an abridged (but not updated) version. This is cynical and cheap. If you’re going to buy a PR SSAT book, go with an older edition.

  2. We teach classes and have provided this book to all of our students for the last 15 years. It HAS BEEN a great resource for skills, strategies, and test questions. Unfortunately Princeton Review REMOVED every Synonym, Analogy, Sentence Completion and Reading Comprehension drill in the 2017 edition. They added full explanations of the answers of the practice tests which may help some but definitely NOT what we need for our classes. We are always looking for drills and extra practice problems and this 2017 book does NOT have them. Disappointed with the changes. 🙁

  3. The changes made to the ISEE portion of this edition seem to be just the removal of most of the practice exercises. Now there is only general information and the practice tests. The 2016 edition has much more to offer.

  4. Shame on you, Princeton!! I tutor students to prep for the SSAT and have used this book for years. I just bought the 2017 version for my own son, and much to my surprise, all of the most beneficial information is GONE! No practice drills for the verbal or reading? Or math? What were you thinking? Do NOT buy this edition.

  5. As mentioned in several other reviews, it is UNBELIEVABLE that the SSAT had the nerve to release this 2017 edition; and to top it off, you now can’t find the older editions that actually contain some PRACTICE PROBLEMS. Princeton has released “good-but-not-great” Prep books for years, with “updated” editions yearly that fix a few typos and add a couple mistakes to keep it balanced. 🙂
    Now they provide us with basically a USELESS book: mediocre explanations with NO PRACTICE PROBLEMS. Wow. Do not buy this book!!!!!

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