ITT – The SSAT is a standardized entrance exam for students in grades 5 through 11 to enter Secondary and High schools in the United States. The SSAT preparation will assess the ability of students in core subjects in high Secondary and High school.
There are three levels of SSAT:
- SSAT Elementary Level for students in grades 3 and 4.
- SSAT Middle Level for students in grades 5 to 7
- SSAT Upper Level for students in grades 8 to 11.
The structure of an SSAT exam is as follows:
SSAT Elementary level
- Examination time: 1 hour 50 minutes (without break time).
- Composed of 89 multiple choice questions including 30 calculus, 30 vocabularies and 28 reading comprehension, 1 non-scoring essay.
- Total score: 900 – 1500.
SSAT Middle Level and SSAT Upper Level
- Examination time: 2 hours 35 minutes (without break time).
- Math (50 questions divided into 2 sessions), Vocabulary (30 questions for synonyms and 30 questions for the relationship between words), Reading comprehension (40 questions based on 7 paragraphs), 1 non-scoring essay.
- Total score: 1320 – 2130 (Middle Level) and 1500 – 2400 (Upper Level).
As a standardized test, the difficulties of the SSAT preparation are inevitable:
- The test requires not only knowledge but also the ability to reason, analyze and solve a candidate’s problem through problem-solving in Math, reading and writing skills.
- Taking the test in English is a challenge for candidates whose mother tongue is not English.
- Due to the limited amount of time, you will not be able to finish the exam with your expected score unless you have the skills or tactics.
Therefore, to complete the SSAT exam with high scores, applicants need to:
- Build their own strategies for the exam.
- Complete easy questions first to save time for the difficult ones.
- Practice “skimming – scanning” skills to speed up reading with different types of passages.
- Practice SSAT past papers.
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