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What is the SSAT?

The Secondary School Admission Test, or SSAT, is a standardized test for students looking to enroll in an independent school. There is an Elementary Level for students currently in grades 3-4, a Middle Level for students currently in grades 5-7, and an Upper Level for students currently in grades 8-11.

Scores are accepted by more than 900 schools. Schools that accept SSAT scores include independent unaffiliated private day and boarding schools, non-diocesan Catholic schools or Catholic schools operated by religious orders, and non-Catholic religious-affiliated schools.

What's on the SSAT exam?

The SSAT is administered in six separately timed sections. The first section is the writing sample. Among the other five sections you will always find two Quantitative sections, one Verbal (synonyms and analogies) section, and one Reading Comprehension section. There is also an Experimental section, which is not scored. This section contains six Verbal, five Quantitative, and five Reading Comprehension questions. Every question on the multiple-choice part of the SSAT offers five answer choices lettered (A), (B), (C), (D), and (E).

The six sections are as follows:

  1. Writing Sample
  2. Quantitative (Math)
  3. Reading Comprehension
  4. Verbal
  5. Quantitative (Math)
  6. Experimental

Who takes the SSAT exam?

Students looking to attend: independent unaffiliated private day and boarding schools, non-diocesan Catholic schools or Catholic schools operated by religious orders, and non-Catholic religious-affiliated schools

Why take the SSAT exam?

Independent unaffiliated private day and boarding schools, non-diocesan Catholic schools or Catholic schools operated by religious orders, and non-Catholic religious-affiliated schools may require the SSAT exam for admission.

How is the SSAT exam scored?

The scoring of the SSAT is as follows: You get one point (+1 point) for each correct answer, and you lose one quarter of a point (-1/4 point) for each incorrect answer. Omitted answers have no effect (0 points) on your score. calculation of the right answers minus one fourth of wrong answers yields your raw score.

Do not worry that your standing on the exam may suffer in comparison to students in other grades taking the same upper-level exam. SSAT scores are scaled and reported in percentiles that compare only students within the same age and grade group.

How do I register for the SSAT exam?

Registration can be done online on the SSAT.org website.

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"We utilized a number of the different preparation guides -- this is by far the best. The practice tests are harder and so are the preparation exercises. Our child found this to be a much better reflection of the actual difficulty of the SSAT test."

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"The subject reviews were still written and easy to understand, but the section that she found most helpful was the comprehensive writing sample review. There was also content provided to me as a parent. The entire Parent's Guide to Private Schools provided me with the different school options to consider and this for finding and paying for the right private school for my daughter."

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"This book is very useful for parents who want to prep their children for the SSAT and ISEE. The examples are very similar to the real test and prepare your child for what to expect. I personally purchased this along with a few of the other test prep booklets because they all have a slight variation. This is in my opinion the best tool to prepare."

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