What is the Character Skills Snapshot release schedule?
Take a look at the Character Skills Snapshot report release schedule
For whom is The Snapshot designed?
The Snapshot is designed for students in grades 5 through 11 applying to grades 6-12.
What skills does The Snapshot measure?
The Snapshot was designed by test experts and independent school admission professionals to measure skills they deemed important when considering applications: intellectual engagement, teamwork, initiative, resilience, self control, open-mindedness, and social awareness.
How long is The Snapshot?
The Snapshot takes approximately 25 minutes to complete online. It must be completed in one sitting.
How much does The Snapshot cost?
The Snapshot fee varies depending upon whether you are also registering for an SSAT.
Is my student required to take The Snapshot for admission?
Contact a school to which you are applying to confirm if they require Snapshot.
How are results of The Character Skills Snapshot used in admission?
Admission teams use the information provided from The Character Skills Snapshot to complement other information required as a part of the application process.
Where does my student take The Snapshot?
Students may take The Snapshot at home, or any location with an internet connection with which you are comfortable.
How do I register my student for and have them take The Snapshot?
The registration process varies depending on whether or not your student is also taking the SSAT. Get the full instructions here.
Can I apply for accommodations for my student before they take The Snapshot?
Please email TA@enrollment.org in order to receive more information about accommodations and The Snapshot.
How many times can my student take The Snapshot?
Students may take The Character Skills Snapshot one time per testing year (August 1 - July 31).The Character Skills Snapshot is intended to capture a snapshot of the student at the moment when they apply and the results are valid for one year.
What kind of questions appear on The Snapshot?
There are two types of questions on The Snapshot. View sample questions here.The first type (forced choice) presents three statements and asks students to select the statements that are most and least like them.The second type (situational judgment) presents students with a number of scenarios with four different responses to each. Students rate the appropriateness of each response on a four-point scale (from not appropriate to very appropriate).
How are Snapshot questions analyzed?
Questions are analyzed differently based upon the question type.
When are reports issued?
The Snapshot results are released according to the timeline found on The Character Skills Snapshot chart at the bottom of the page.
What does a Snapshot report look like?
The Character Skills Snapshot report presents the skills measured as being either intellectual, intrapersonal, and interpersonal in nature. View a sample here.
How will I know what my Snapshot results mean?
The Character Snapshot’s reports are user friendly and include information about how to read the results.
What if I disagree with The Snapshot’s appraisal of my student’s skills?
The best advice is to reach out to schools to which you are applying and talk through your concerns.
How do I send Snapshot results to schools?
Parents/guardians alone may choose to send their student’s Snapshot report to a school in the same method as SSAT scores, using the online SSAT account.