SSAT FAQ

SSAT FAQ

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The Secondary School Admission Test, or SSAT, is an admission test administered by The Enrollment Management Association in the United States to students in grades 3–11 to provide a standardized measure that will help professionals in independent or private elementary, middle, and high schools to make decisions regarding student admission.

FAQs on SSAT

What is the difference between SSAT and SAT?

The SSAT is the Secondary Schools Admission Test and is used for admission to private high schools. The SAT used to stand for the Scholastic Aptitude Test and is used for college admissions.

– How many hours is the SSAT test?

The duration of the SSAT depends on which level of the test you are taking. If you are taking the Elementary Level test, the test will take 110 minutes, or about two hours: Quantitative (Math) section: 30 questions, 30 minutes. Verbal section: 30 questions, 20 minutes.

– What does SSAT score mean?

SSAT Scaled Scores. Each of the three main Lower Level test sections is scored on a scale of 440 to 710, with a total scaled score range of 1320 to 2130. Each of the three main Upper Level test sections is scored on a scale of 500 to 800, with a total scaled score range of 1500 to 2400.

– How long does it take to get the SSAT results?

Most schools receive the school SSAT score report within two weeks of the test date. School score reports are delivered online and by mail. Student SSAT score reports are also typically released within two weeks of the test date.

– How much does it cost to take the SSAT?

Late Registration Fee (about three weeks before test date): $40 in addition to SSAT cost. Rush Registration Fee (about one week before test date): $80 in addition to SSAT cost. Change in test date or test location: $35 in addition to SSAT cost.

– How do I register for the SSAT?

Go to the SSAT national test date registration form to register for a national test date. Go to the SSAT flex test registration form to register for a flex test administration (testing with an educational consultant, a regional consortium, or on an alternate group test date offered by your child’s school). If you are in Nigeria contact Tractrain to get you more registration information.

– Can you use a calculator on the SSAT?

No. Avoid using a calculator on your math homework or on your SSAT practice tests. Your brain needs to get used to doing simple math without a calculator. But, you will be allowed to use scratch paper and doing so is highly recommended

– What is SSAT practice test?

The SSAT, or Secondary School Admissions Test, is a multiple-choice, standardized test used by many independent schools as part of their admissions process. The SSAT is administered to students in grades 3 through 11, and is designed to measure a student’s quantitative, verbal, and reading skills.

– How many sections are on the SSAT?

The SSAT: A look at the test’s format, structure, and question types

Section Total Testing Time & Breakdown
Verbal 30 minutes (one section)
Quantitative 60 minutes (two 30-minute sections)
Reading 40 minutes (one section)
Writing Sample 25 minutes (one section)


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