The SSAT Upper Level is administered to students in grades 8-11, who are seeking admission to an independent school for grades 9-12. The Upper Level SSAT has the same format as the Middle Level SSAT. Both are multiple choice and include more sections than the SSAT Lower Level.
The SSAT Upper Level is used for admission purposes to independent schools all over the world. The SSAT Test assesses basic quantitative, verbal, and reading skills that students develop over time. These skills are necessary for a student to be successful at an independent school. The SSAT Upper Level provides useful information regarding the potential academic success of the students in question. Problem-solving skills and critical thinking are both emphasized on the SSAT Upper Level.