Admission Tests Preparation

SSAT Test Questions Explained

If your child is getting read for the Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT), you may want to learn more about the SSAT test questions your child can anticipate on. Helping your child become familiar with the SSAT test question types will help him/her feel confident and ready for the test.
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About the SSAT

The SSAT (Secondary School Admission Test) is used by many independent schools all over the world for admission purposes. By assessing the verbal, reading comprehension, and quantitative skills, the SSAT is able to supply valuable information to independent schools. 

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SSAT Questions by Test Sections

  1. The SSAT Quantitative test section is made up of word problems that measure a student's ability to solve problems involving quantitative concepts. 
  2. The SSAT Verbal test section is made up of synonyms and analogies and is used to assess verbal reasoning and one's understanding of language. 
  3. The SSAT Reading Comprehension test section requires students to read passages and then answer relevant questions.
  4. The SSAT Writing test section provides students with a prompt (a picture prompt for elementary level) from which the students are to write an essay in response. 

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SSAT Quantitative

The concepts assessed in the SSAT Quantitative section vary among the different levels. Students in grades 3 and 4 (Elementary Level) are tested on a variety of concepts based on each level’s respective grade. The SSAT Middle and Upper Levels assess one’s knowledge of algebra and geometry, as well as other mathematical concepts.

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SSAT Verbal

The SSAT Verbal section is divided into two parts: vocabulary (synonyms) and analogies. This section assesses one’s understanding of nuances, language, and word relationships.

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SSAT Reading Comprehension

The SSAT Reading Comprehension section assesses the ability of a student to understand what s/he has read. Each passage is followed by questions regarding the passage’s content, style, point of view, etc. The passages in the Reading Comprehension section of the SSAT utilize both narrative content as well as argumentative content.

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SSAT Writing

The SSAT Writing section provides students with the opportunity to express themselves. The writing section is not graded and is simply provided to the admissions department of the schools to which each student has applied.

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SSAT Practice Test Online

Help your child succeed on the SSAT test! Make sure to set aside time to prepare with TestPrep-Online. We currently offer child-friendly upper SSAT practice tests and soon we will offer packs for the other two levels, to help your child succeed on the test. The SSAT prep packs include realistic practice tests and helpful study guides, allowing your child to become familiar with the test structure. Your child can start preparing for the SSAT test with TestPrep-Online today!

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