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ssat.vn – SSAT exam preparation is extremely necessary when students want to consider admission to high schools in the US or Canada. SSAT is used by schools to assess whether a student is able to study in an international academic environment.

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Levels of the SSAT certificate

SSAT is divided into 3 levels suitable to the student’s age abroad:

  • SSAT Elementary Level: for students in grades 3-4.
  • SSAT Middle Level: for students in grades 5-7.
  • SSAT Upper Level: for students in grades 8-11.

For more: How to self-study SSAT?

Exam structure

For Elementary level:

Section Number of questions Type of questions Duration
Math 30 sentences Algebra, geometry, and concepts 30 minutes
Verbal 30 sentences 15 sentences about synonyms

15 sentences about word relation

20 minutes
Break 15 minutes
Reading 28 sentences based on 4 passages Reading comprehension 30 minutes
Writing 1 essay (no score) Essay 15 minutes

 

For Middle and Upper levels:

Section Number of questions Type of questions Duration
Writing 1 essay (no score) The essay is based on creativity or personal experience, history, literature or a contemporary event 25 minutes
Break 05 minutes
Math 25 sentences Algebra, geometry, and concepts 30 minutes
Reading 40 sentences based on 7 passages Reading comprehension 40 minutes
Break 10 minutes
Verbal 60 sentences 30 sentences about synonyms

30 sentences about word relation

30 minutes
Math 25 sentences Algebra, geometry, and concepts 30 minutes
Experimental 16 sentences (no score) 6 sentences about vocabulary

5 sentences about reading comprehension

5 sentences about calculation

15 minutes

For more: Tips to get high score in SSAT

The scale

  • Elementary Level: each section (Math, Verbal, Reading) ranges from 300 – 600 points. The total score ranges from 900 – 1800 points. The average score is 1350 points.
  • Middle Level: each section (Math, Verbal, Reading) ranges from 440 – 710 points. The total score ranges from 1320 – 2130 points. The average score is 1725 points.
  • Upper Level: each section (Math, Verbal, Reading) ranges from 500 – 800 points. The total score ranges from 1500 – 2400 points. The average score is 1950 points.

SSAT exam preparation

SSAT tests your knowledge of Math, Verbal, Reading but does not mean that students who do well in these subjects can easily get high scores in the exam. Especially at Upper Level, requires students to acquire a broad vocabulary to meet the ability to attend high schools in the US, also test their reading comprehension and numeracy skills. Therefore, students who want to take this exam must plan for SSAT exam preparation in detail in order to achieve the expected score.

Self-study

  • Set specific score goals depending on the school’s application.
  • Plan to solve the problem from each section to the whole test.
  • Refer to Practice Test exams from various sources.

Advantages:

  • Practice your own problem-solving skills, learning vocabulary will help students remember knowledge for a long time.

Disadvantages:

  • Most SSAT exam preparation students are in high school age, so their self-awareness and self-study spirit are not high, it is difficult to learn all about the test skills by themselves.

Exam preparation with tutors

Advantages:

  • Instructions on how to learn vocabulary in a scientific and easy to remember the way.
  • Learning how to solve quickly in Math exercises.
  • Getting used to reading and understanding quickly without ignoring knowledge.

Disadvantages:

  • High cost due to not having enough qualified tutors to teach and understand the exam.

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