The SSAT stands for The Secondary School Admission Test.
There are two parts in the test: a short essay and a multiple choice skill test examining studentís knowledge and skills in math, use of language and reading comprehension. The test is administered in English and has a variety of versions, making it impossible to do the same test more than once.
There are two levels in this test:
Lower (for present grade 5-7 students)
Upper (for present grade 8-11 students)
There are five sections in the text and each section is assigned a specific time limit. A student will have 25 minutes to write an essay and 30 minutes each for verbal and two quantitative parts, and 40 minutes for the reading part.
In this section, a student is given one topic statement to support or argue. In his writing he will be asked to provide specific examples from his/her personal experience, current events, literature or history. This section is NOT scored by SSAT.
There are two sections of 25 questions each. A student is asked to do math calculations similar to those he does at school or uses in daily activities.
There are 30 synonym and 30 analogy questions.
There are 7 reading passages to read and 40 text based questions to answer.
How do I register?
Register at the SSAT website.