How Do You Interpret Your SSAT Test Results?


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To interpret the SSAT scores, the student reads the scaled score, personal score range and percentile. The scaled score totals the three test sections. Each scaled score falls midway in the student's personal range. The percentile represents the student's score compared to test-takers of the same age and gender.

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The Secondary School Admission Test Board determines the student's scaled score by subtracting one-fourth of a point for each incorrect answer from the total of correct answers, which are worth one point each. Scoring does not subtract points for skipped questions.

The elementary level SSAT report includes the number of items on the test, the number of correct answers and the percent of correct answers. The percentile shows how the student compares to other test-takers.

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