The SSAT Guessing Strategy

Have you heard about the SSAT guessing strategy? It’s an important tactic for any student preparing to take the SSAT to know. Here are the essential questions, answers, and tips about the guessing strategy.  Should you guess on the Middle or Upper Level SSAT? The answer is: It depends. You must first understand how the test is scored. When your test is scored, you will receive one point for each correct answer. You will lose one…

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The SSAT Flex Test

A Standard SSAT is given on eight designated Saturdays (and Sundays for those with approved accommodations for religious observance) during the academic year at test sites around the world. A Flex SSAT, however, is given to an individual or group on any date other than the standard dates. You may only take one Flex SSAT in a testing year (August 1 – July 31). After taking a Flex test, any additional SSATs you take in…

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SSAT Scoring and Score Reporting

SSAT Scoring and Score Reporting Not sure how to read your child’s SSAT score report? Your child’s SSAT score report will contain the following information: Number of Items: The number of items in the content sections and subsections. Number Correct: The number of correct answers for the content sections and subsections. Percent Correct: The percentage of correct answers for the content sections and subsections. Scaled Score: A score which has a range of values from…

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SSAT Test Dates Have Been Released for 2018-2019

The SSAT test dates have been released for the 2018-2019 school year. 2018-2019 SSAT Test Schedule: October 13, 2018 November 10, 2018 December 8, 2018 January 5, 2019 February 2, 2019 March 2, 2019 April 27, 2019 June 8, 2019 Remember, it can be beneficial for your child to take the test multiple times. Read below about SSAT testing and scoring strategies: Will the school I’m in automatically receive my test scores? No. All score recipients,…

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What You Need to Know About the SSAT Test

What level of the SSAT test will my student need to take? Your student’s test level is automatically selected according to the grade you select at registration. Students listed in 3rd grade will take the 3rd grade Elementary level test. Students listed in 4th grade will take the 4th grade Elementary level test. Students listed in 5th, 6th, or 7th grade will take the Middle level test. Students listed in 8th, 9th, 10th, or 11th…

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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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