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SSAT

SSAT – Short for Secondary School Admission Test, the SSAT is a standardized test that students must take to gain acceptance to many private middle schools and high schools. Dependent on your age, you may take either the Lower or Upper level SSAT. The SSAT consists of four sections (Quantitative, Verbal, Reading, and another Quantitative) along with an ungraded Writing sample that add up to a total of 2400 points. The Quantitative section of the SSAT consists of 50 multiple-choice questions, broken into two sections, made up of material from Basic Arithmetic, Algebra, and Geometry. The Verbal section of the SSAT consists of 60 multiple-choice questions that test a student’s vocabulary by using synonyms and analogies. The Reading section of the SSAT consists of 40 multiple-choice questions that test a student’s ability to read and interpret fictional and nonfiction passages. The Writing sample will not be scored, but it is sent to every school that you apply to.