Taking Multiple SSAT Tests

It can be very helpful for students to take multiple SSAT tests. Our recommendation is to start test prep before testing the first time, then continue test prep up until the second test date. Testing multiple times may give students an advantage if they are already familiar with the test. It can be beneficial for students to have the experience of taking the test the first time, then reviewing those results with the tutor, strengthening…

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The Standard Application Online for Private Schools

The Standard Application Online (SAO) is the most efficient way of applying to private schools. Why spend hours pouring over multiple application forms and essays when our premier common application is accepted at over 400 top private schools in North America? Save yourself the time and frustration of individual applications by starting your SAO today. So how does the SAO work? The SAO is your best option for submitting private school applications for students entering…

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How to Read Your Child’s SSAT Scores

Not sure how to read your child’s SSAT scores? We will break it down for you. Your child’s SSAT scores report will contain the following information. Number of Items: The number of items in the content sections and subsections. Percent Correct: The percentage of correct answers for the content sections and subsections. Number Correct: The number of correct answers for the content sections and subsections. Scaled Score Percentile Rank: The scaled score percentile rank is…

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SSAT Testing Options and Types Explained

Is your child taking the SSAT? It’s important to be aware of all the different testing options available for them. There are currently four different SSAT testing options: 1. SSAT At Home 2. SSAT Flex Test 3. Prometric Test Center 4. Paper-Based SSAT SSAT At Home Testing Option It’s time to reimagine the future of testing—and EMA is at the forefront with the SSAT at Home, a new at-home administration of the SSAT. SSAT at…

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Essay Prompts to Practice for the Upper Level SSAT

Although the essay for the Upper Level SSAT is not scored, it is still important to do your very best, as it will be sent to the admissions officer of the schools to which you are applying. Practicing ahead of time with some essay prompts is a good idea. The SSAT includes a 25-minute Writing Sample of one to two pages in length. Upper Level SSAT students will be asked to choose between writing a…

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Essay Prompts to Practice for the Middle Level SSAT

Although the SSAT essay is not scored, it is still important to do your very best, as it will be sent to the admissions officer of the schools to which you are applying. Practicing ahead of time with some essay prompts is a good idea. The SSAT includes a 25-minute Writing Sample of one to two pages in length. Middle Level students will be asked to write a story starting with a phrase or a…

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SSAT Test Options, Types, Locations and More

Is your child taking the SSAT? It’s important to be aware of all the different test options available for them. There are currently four different SSAT test options: Paper-Based SSAT SSAT At Home Prometric Test Center SSAT Flex Test Paper-Based Test Option The paper-based SSAT is administered at test centers or by educational consultants. For each question, students use a pencil to fill in a circle for the answer they have chosen, and students also…

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SSAT Facts to Help You Prepare for Test Day

It’s SSAT test day! Take a deep breath and try to relax. One of the keys to succeeding on any test is to have the right mindset. Don’t let self-defeating thoughts take you hostage on test day. Approach test day with confidence, knowing that your preparation will pay off. Here are some SSAT facts that will help prepare you for test day. 1. What is the SSAT? SSAT stands for the Secondary School Admissions Test,…

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Traps to Avoid on the Synonym Section of the SSAT

The synonym section of the SSAT is very challenging due to the difficult vocabulary, as well as the traps that the test-makers include to confuse you. The first trap to look out for is the Secondary Part of Speech Trap. Sometimes the word has a secondary meaning when it is used in a different part of speech. For example, words can be both a noun and a verb, and have different meanings depending on their part…

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Testing Multiple Times for the SSAT

It can be very helpful for students to take the SSAT test more than once. Our recommendation is to start test prep before testing the first time, then continue test prep up until the second test date. Testing multiple times may give students an advantage if they are already familiar with the test. It can be beneficial for students to have the experience of taking the test the first time, then reviewing those results with the tutor,…

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