Students in grades 5–7 who are seeking admission to an independent school for grades 6–8 generally take the SSAT Middle Level Test. The test has the same format as the Upper Level SSAT: Both are multiple choice and include more sections than the SSAT Lower Level.
The SSAT Test is used to assess a student’s mathematical, verbal, and reading skills–skills that are necessary for a student to succeed in an independent school. A SSAT score report provides independent schools with a detailed image of a student’s academic potential.
Avoid surprises the day of the test by practicing as much as possible and spending a responsible amount of time preparing for the test. Roughly two to three weeks should suffice for you to remember and read over old topics and rules learned in school, review some questions, while resting in between study sessions to keep your focus.