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Understanding the SSAT: Test Options and Preparation Strategy

November 3, 2021

With three middle- and upper-level SSAT testing options to choose from—paper, Prometric, and at-home—how do you know which choice is best for your child? In the following presentation from The Enrollment Management Association, we provide an overview of the SSAT and review the criteria for each testing mode to help you make an informed decision. We also cover best-practice preparation strategies to put your child on the path to success. You can also review the presentation slides here.

Please note that the SSAT policies shown in the video are specific to testing during the 2022-2023 school year.

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