The Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT) is an entry requirement to the best independent schools. The SSAT is an easier version of the SAT that was designed as an aptitude test to measure a student’s ability in core subject areas independent of a student’s school record.
Students take the test according to their current grade, not the one to which they’ll be applying. If you’re in 4th grade, you’d take the Elementary level test, not the Middle level one. Similarly, 7th graders applying to 8th grade would take the Middle level test, not the Upper level test.
The SSAT measures the basic Verbal, Math and Reading skills students need for successful performance in independent schools. It emphasizes critical thinking and problem-solving skills that are essential for academic success.