The SSAT test is a standardized test used by admission officers to assess the abilities of students seeking to enroll in an independent school in the United States. The SSAT test measures the basic verbal, math, and reading skills students need for successful performance in independent schools.
IIG Vietnam has proudly been an EMA’s official representative that can administer SSAT tests in Vietnam since 2020. The SSAT test is administered by the Enrollment Management Association (EMA), a nonprofit organization that provides professional support, advocacy, and smart, strategic enrollment tools to the enrollment offices of more than 1300 independent schools.
2. SSAT Test Takers
- Elementary Level SSAT – For children currently in 3rd and 4th grades who are applying for admission to 4th and 5th grades.
- Middle Level SSAT – For children currently in grades 5-7 who seek admission to grades 6 through 8..
- Upper Level SSAT – For children currently in grades 8-11 who are applying for admission to grades 9 through PG (Post Graduate).
*Note: A student’s SSAT score is compared only with other students (same grade/ gender) who take the SSAT test to apply for admission to some of the most selective independent schools in the United States.
3. SSAT Format & Content
The SSAT is a pencil and paper test.
SSAT Elementary level test format
The total number of questions: 104-106. Duration: 2 hours, 5 minutes
|Section||Time allotted||Number of Questions||Content|
|Quantitative/Math||30 minutes||30||A mixture of familiar basic mathematical concept familiar to students, as well as a few that may be a challenge.|
|Verbal||20 minutes||30||Vocabulary and analogies questions|
|Reading||30 minutes||28||Short passages with multiple-choice questions.|
|Writing Sample||15 minutes||1||There is one story-writing prompt. This story is not scored, but schools use it to assess writing skills.|
|Experimental Section||15 minutes||15-17||One section of mixed content questions (verbal, reading, and math). This section does not count toward reported scores|
SSAT Middle and Upper level test format
The total number of questions: 167, total testing time: 3 hours, 5 minutes
|Section||Number of Questions||Time allotted||Content|
|Writing Sample||1||25 minutes||An essay or a story. This writing sample is not scored but used by the school admission officers to assess a student’s writing skills.|
|Quantitative (Section 1)||25||30 minutes||Questions on algebra, geometry, and other quantitative concepts|
|Reading (Section 2)||40||40 minutes||Questions based on reading passages|
|Verbal (Section 3)||60||30 minutes||Questions on vocabulary, verbal reasoning, and ability to relate ideas logically|
|Quantitative (Section 4)||25||30 minutes||Questions on algebra, geometry, and other quantitative concepts|
|Experimental (Section 5)||25||15 minutes||One section of mixed content questions (verbal, reading, and math). This section does not count toward reported scores.|
To take a SSAT, please register online using the following link: https://portal.ssat.org/Account/LogOn
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