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Official site for the SSAT. Best single resource for info on the test. You must set up an account here to register students for the test, find scores, get score reports, etc.

About the SSAT
Basic information on the SSAT. Included are sections devoted to the
Upper Level and Middle Level tests. For detailed info, see the SSAT Candidate Handbook.

SSAT Test Dates and Registration
Current testing and registration calendar, complete fee schedule, refund and waiver policies, etc.

SSAT Accommodations
All about SSAT testing accommodations: deadlines, accommodations guide and tutorial, accommodations and approver videos, Sunday testing, etc.

About SSAT Scores
All about SSAT scores: reading and understanding the score report, interpreting scores, getting/sending scores, percentiles, equating, raw vs. scaled scores, etc.

FAQ: Middle-Upper Level SSAT
Frequently asked questions on: registration, accommodations, fees, payment, prep, scores, schools, SAO, account, recommendations and transcript, advisors, etc.



Official SSAT Guidebooks
The only source of current-format official SSAT practice tests. Get middle and upper level books (use mid-level for intro work, upper level for dress rehearsal).

Princeton Review: Cracking the SSAT & ISEE
Best all-around SSAT prep book. PR SSAT has been known for decades for its excellent strategy, math, vocabulary sections. Two full-length practice tests.

Kaplan: SSAT & ISEE Prep
Great companion to PR SSAT book. Longer reading passages reflect recent changes to the SSAT. Good strategy, math, vocabulary sections complement PR. Two practice tests.

Peterson’s: Master The SSAT & ISEE
Mini-tests for synonyms, analogies, reading, math plus two full-length practice tests make this book the next in line for SSAT prep. If possible, get the 8th edition.

Barron's SSAT/ISEE
Plain vanilla SSAT prep book. Two practice tests. Good ol' "drill & kill" math section. Not tops, but given the dearth of good SSAT practice tests, you may need it.

McGraw-Hill Education SSAT/ISEE
Last in line. Three more practice SSAT tests, plus additional verbal, math, reading exercises. Use longer ISEE reading passages as proxies for SSAT reading.



Official SSAT Online Course
SSAT's lackadaisical excuse for an online prep course. Tests can't be printed, reading passage are too short, but extra official math/verbal material is helpful.

Online course offering full-length practice exams, subsection tests, explanations for answers. Great for self study, tutorials. Superior to SSAT official online course.

Varsity Tutors Online SSAT Materials
Hundreds of free quizzes and full-length mock section tests offer practice with SSAT content, questions. FYI: some parts badly designed (difficulty too great, etc.).

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