Frequently Asked Questions - SSAT
Each year, more than 4,000 students in Canada and 50,000 across North America write the exam known as the SSAT (Secondary School Admission Test). The SSAT is the required entrance exam to some of the finest secondary schools in the world, and a number of private and independent schools use it as an integral part of their admissions evaluation.
See below for answers to some of the frequently asked questions regarding the SSAT.
Make sure to print off and keep the Admission Ticket that is obtainable only after SSAT has received and processed your registration and payment. This ticket both serves as a confirmation for your test registration, and includes important details of your pending test: date, location of scheduled test, specific instructions regarding taking the SSAT, list of schools/consultants chosen to receive your SSAT scores.
- Score is broken down into 3 categories: reading, verbal and math
- One point is given for each correct answer, 1/4 point subtracted for each incorrect answer
- No points are added or subtracted for questions omitted
- Essay is not scored, but sent directly to the private school's admission department
- Raw score is converted to a scaled score
- Middle Level Range (Grades 5 - 7 ) : 440-710 for Verbal/Math/Reading (1320-2130 Total)
- Upper Level Range (Grades 8 - 11): 500-800 for Verbal/Math/Reading (1500-2400 Total)
- SSAT percentile is a score between 1 and 99
- Compares student performance on test to other students of the same grade and gender who have taken the SSAT* within the past 3 years
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