Should Your Child Take the SSAT More Than Once?

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. 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 test-taking strategies and improving content knowledge, and then testing again. But when can you…

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Reading Your Child’s SSAT Score Report

Whew! So your child has studied hard and taken the SSAT test, and now the results are in. Interpreting your child’s score can be confusing, so here’s a breakdown of how to read your child’s SSAT Score Report. Scaled Score First off, to get the score report once the results are in, your child can either log onto their SSAT account, or you can pay an additional fee to have the report mailed or emailed…

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The Character Skills Snapshot

New to the SSAT, the Character Skills Snapshot The SSAT has introduced a new assessment test this year, called the Character Skills Snapshot. This assessment will be a new piece to your child’s application, designed to give admission teams a more “complete picture” of who your child is.  The Snapshot was designed based on research from the makers of the SSAT exam, The Enrollment Management Association, an independent think tank dedicated to helping enhance the…

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Special Accommodations for the SSAT Test

Will your child need special accommodations to take the SSAT test? The exam proctors will make every effort to arrange special administrations for students who are unable to take the SSAT under standard conditions because of a documented learning difference or a physical challenge. Read on for instructions on eligibility and how to apply for accommodations.  As far as eligibility, any student with an identified disabling condition or impairment which substantially limits their ability to…

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Take the SSAT Multiple Times for Best Results!

Did you know: Your child can take the SSAT test multiple times!   After the first SSAT test of the season we always receive a great deal of calls from parents concerned about their child’s test scores.  Parents tell us that their children are high-achieving and bright students who receive great grades in school, and they don’t understand why they didn’t perform better on the test. The problem is, these tests contain content that is above your student’s grade level, meaning there is content…

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SSAT Test Dates 2017

Are you looking to schedule your child for the SSAT this fall? For your convenience, here are the SSAT test dates for the 2017-2018 school year.  To register for a test date, please use the link below. SSAT Registration SSAT Test Dates 2017-2018 October 14th, 2017 November 11th, 2017 December 9th, 2017 January 6th, 2018 February 3rd, 2018 March 3rd, 2018 April 21st, 2018 June 9th, 2018

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Concerned About Your Child’s SSAT Scores?

After SSAT scores are released, we always receive a great deal of calls from parents concerned about their child’s test scores. Parents tell us that their children are high-achieving and bright students who receive great grades in school, and they don’t understand why they didn’t perform better on the test. The problem is, these tests contain content that is above your student’s grade level, meaning there is content that your child has never seen before.…

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Helping Your Child Prepare for the SSAT

When your child begins the private school admission process, one of the first steps should be to begin preparation for the SSAT. The SSAT test is the most commonly used standardized test among private schools, and it requires students to understand a great deal about test-taking strategies, as well as how to maintain their test-taking stamina for the duration of the test. As the following article describes, beginning preparation with a one-on-one tutor as early…

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Planning Your SSAT Registration

Although the 2016-2017 SSAT test dates have not yet been released, it’s never too early to start planning your SSAT registration. The testing year begins on August 1st and ends July 31st the following year. Registering early prevents you from having to pay late fees while also giving you first pick at test centers. As the year goes on, test centers fill up and you may not get your first choice. Registering early takes away…

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Best Score Results for the SSAT Test

Now that summer is here, many parents are thinking about having their children begin SSAT test prep for the fall tests. If your child has already taken it, you may have been disappointed by their test scores and wondering how to get the best score results for the SSAT test. We hear parents telling us that their child is usually an A student, and they don’t understand why their child did not do better on…

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