SSAT is a standardized test used to assess students’ abilities to enroll in an independent school. SSAT measures the basic verbal, mathematics and reading skills that students need for successful performance in independent schools. We are helping students to get accepted to the schools by our programs which are divided into two as SSAT Group Courses and SSAT Private Courses.
SSAT is written and reviewed by independent school instructors and content and test professionals. Once a test question has been written, it is examined in detail by a committee that has reached a consensus on the suitability of the problem. It then goes through a rigorous standard process to analyze the question and its answers. When the questions are statistically proven, they are placed in the test forms. The distribution of question difficulties is determined so that the test effectively differentiates between test participants who change their ability levels. There are three SSAT levels:
- Basic Level SSAT – for children in grades 3 and 4 who apply for admission to Grades 4 and 5.
- Medium Level SSAT – for children in grades 5 – 7 who apply for admission to Grades 6 and 7.
- Top Level SSAT – for children who apply for admission to Grades 8 and 11.
Is it necessary to take the SSAT Course or SSAT Private Course?
It is important to remember that your SSAT scores are compared with those of a very special group of students. SSAT may have a different percentage of year to year depending on the pool of students taking the SSAT, and the SSAT percentiles should not be compared to those obtained from other types of standardized tests. The SSAT norm group is highly competitive. Your results are compared with the other students who take the SSAT (same grade / gender) to apply to some of the most outstanding independent schools in the country only.
Top Level SSAT is currently 8-11. It is a multiple-choice examination consisting of written, verbal, quantitative (mathematics) and reading comprehension sections. Getting familiar with the format of the test and reviewing the application questions will make your test-taking experience easier.
|Section||Number of Questions||Duration|
|Writing Sample||1 (unscored)||25 minutes|
|Quantitative 1||25||30 minutes|
|Quantitative 2||25||30 minutes|
|Totals||167||3 hours, 5 minutes|
Writing Sample Part
It is the section that you have to choose between a creative and a traditional experiment. This section makes you feel better how you write and organize your ideas to admissions officers. Writing samples are not counted but are included in the score reports you send to schools. At the start of the test, you will be asked to write a trial or story within 25 minutes. A selection is made between the two commands: a creative write prompt and a trial type request. This example is sent to admissions officers in schools where you send scoring reports to help you assess your writing skills.
Number of questions: 50 (25 x 2)
Topics: Ability to solve problems including arithmetic, basic algebra, geometry and other concepts
Duration: 30 minutes for each section consisting of 25 questions
Most of the questions in the Upper Level SSAT mathematics sections are structured in mathematical terms that directly indicate the process you need to perform. In these problems, carefully review how the problem is expressed and how the information is presented to determine the actions to be taken.
Number of questions: 40
Duration: 40 minutes
Topics: Your ability to read and read. Reading passages are usually between 250 and 350 words and can be taken from:
- Literary fiction
- Humanities (biography, art, poetry)
- Science (anthropology, astronomy, medicine)
- Social studies (history, sociology, economics)
Questions about passages may require:
- To recognize the main idea
- Show details
- To derive the meaning of a word or expression from its context
- Determining the purpose of the author
- To determine the attitude and tone of the author
- To understand and evaluate opinions / discussions
- Making predictions based on the information in the passage
- In general, SSAT uses two types of writing: the narrative that contains excerpts from novels, poems, short stories, or essays, and the argument that provides a definite point of view on a subject.
Number of questions: 60 (30 synonyms and 30 analogy)
Duration: 30 minutes
Topics: Vocabulary, verbal reasoning, and the ability to logically associate ideas. This chapter covers vocabulary similarities and relationships through synonym words and metaphors.
The verbal part of the Senior SSAT requires you to define synonyms and interpret the analogies. Synonymous questions test the power of your vocabulary. Analogical questions measure your ability to logically associate your ideas with each other. Synonyms are words that have the same or almost the same meaning as another word.
Analogies are comparisons between two things that are often seen as different but have some similarities. Such comparisons play an important role in problem solving and decision-making skills, perception and memory, communication and reasoning skills, reading and vocabulary. Analogy helps you actively process information, make important decisions, and understand and improve long-term memory. Considering these relations, it activates critical and creative thinking.
Number of questions: 16
Topics: New questions are constantly being tested for future SSAT forms. These questions appear in SSAT to ensure that they are reliable, secure and acceptable. This section contains six oral, five reading and five quantitative questions.
Duration: 15 minutes
Why should the TestPrep SSAT course be preferred?
We can understand the ambitions of students who want to study abroad. The SSAT Exam gives students the opportunity to demonstrate their abilities. We are with them at the time they need most and we help them in every subject. This process, which lasts many years from beginning to end, is always near the students.
Together with the SSAT course, we offer our foreign admssion consultancy service in Dubai, when applying to high school. We are honored to offer the SSAT course and the SSAT course at an international level. Candidates who want to get detailed information about SSAT can visit the official SSAT site.