SSAT Preparation - Easy Tips To Increase
Private School Admission Success
One of the keys to admission in today's competitive private schools is doing well on the
standardized test. The SSAT, or the ISEE, are the two tests private schools use when considering
admission. Because the majority of private school applicants are declined, it is essential that
your child does well on the SSAT if you want them to attend private school.
The Secondary School Admission Test, or SSAT, is primarily multiple-choice with: verbal and
reading comprehension sections, math sections and an essay portion. Schools look at the
average scores, and usually have a cut-off when considering admission. One thing that can
make the exam difficult is that the SSAT is skill- based, not knowledge-based. This means that
your child will not be able to do very well by simply memorizing facts and figures. Instead, the
tests will evaluate the students writing math, reading and verbal abilities.
This test requires focused and specialized preparation. While there many specific tools and
strategies for the different areas of the SSAT, becoming familiar with the test by reviewing the
practice questions is a good start. In addition, taking the practice exam in a timed environment
is much better than doing the questions at a relaxed pace. Your child's test-taking anxiety will
be reduced when they've had a chance to practice under time constraints before the day of the
Taking the practice tests will also give you and your child valuable information about their areas
of weakness. Identifying these areas ahead of time will give your student more time to increase
their skill set in the areas they need help with.
Learning specific test taking strategies, particularly in the areas your child struggles with, is
where utilizing SSAT preparation really comes into play. Instead of getting an expensive private
tutor, there are several online resources that can provide extensive preparation assistance at a
reasonable price, many of these have videos and interactive components which are essential in
helping your child achieve success with the SSAT exam.
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