On macOS Ventura, should I allow screen recording for the SSAT at Home?
Yes, screen recording is required for the SSAT at Home.
My student has approved testing accommodations and I can't schedule my SSAT at Home online. What do I need to do?
For the SSAT at Home, students with approved accommodations will need to call PSI to schedule their test.
What dates and times is the SSAT at Home Available?
Check out this link to view the SSAT at Home dates that still have availability.
Where is the SSAT at Home available?
The SSAT at Home is available only in the U.S. and Canada.
How do I remove PowerShell from my computer? (Windows)
If you have PowerShell on your computer, you'll need to remove it to take the SSAT at Home. Here are some steps to follow.
Does my computer need to be fully charged for the SSAT at Home?
Make sure your computer is fully charged and plugged in on test day.
What if I have technical difficulties during the SSAT at Home check-in process?
Click here to learn more.
When should I start the SSAT at Home on test day?
On test day, you should start the test 30 minutes prior to your scheduled time by downloading the Secure Browser.
What items are prohibited during the SSAT at Home?
Prohibited items include electronics like cell phones, watches and calculators, bags, coats, and snacks.
I took the SSAT at Home previously and have the Secure Browser installed. Is there anything I should do before testing?
We recommend that you uninstall and reinstall the Secure Browser 30 minutes prior to your next test.
Why you should reboot your computer before starting the test?
Rebooting your computer increases the likelihood that testing will occur no issues.
Is there a recommended browser for the SSAT at Home?
Yes, we recommend that you use the Chrome browser on a PC or Mac to access your SSAT account, to run the system check, and to install the Secure Browser.
Do I need to close programs on my computer before I start the SSAT at Home?
We highly recommend shutting down all programs and rebooting your computer before you start the test on test day for a smoother testing experience.
What items are allowed in the room during the SSAT at Home?
Students may have two blank pieces of paper, a regular pencil, and a water bottle with no label or a clear glass of water.
How does the proctoring work for SSAT at Home?
The proctor will connect with your student via a chat window inside the Secure Browser.
How do I install the Secure Browser?
We recommend starting the install of the Secure Browser from the Chrome browser on your PC or Mac after you close all applications and reboot your computer.
What should I do if my student was unable to complete the SSAT at Home?
If your student has a disconnection or another technical issue that prevents the completion of the test, rest assured that EMA will work with you.
Can more than one child take the SSAT at Home at the same time?
We recommend having students take the SSAT at Home at different times to allow individual assistance from parents or guardians and preserve internet bandwidth.
How do I take a break during the SSAT at Home?
Your student will be able to take two (2) scheduled breaks or request an unscheduled break by typing "break" in the proctor chat.
What should I do if my student gets disconnected during the SSAT at Home and calls me into the room?
Your student can call a parent our guardian into the room to help if needed.
What test day tips will help my student prepare for a successful experience?
Review the SSAT at Home test day tips.
How do I get support on test day?
Find answers to your test day questions and who to call.
What to Expect on Test Day for the SSAT at Home
Review the steps below to prepare for a successful test day experience.
What is the SSAT at Home?
Students can now take the SSAT at Home which will have the same content, length, and quality of the traditional SSAT.
Is the SSAT at Home test 24/7 or on a schedule?
The SSAT at Home is offered on select dates.
What type of devices can be used for the SSAT at Home?
Learn what devices are allowed during the SSAT at Home.
How do I sign up for the SSAT at Home?
Learn how to register your student to take the SSAT.
How is EMA ensuring access to the SSAT at Home for those who may not have a computer or internet access?
If you do not have access to the equipment or resources required to take the SSAT at Home, please learn about SSAT Equity Kits.
Can I wear a headset or earphones during my SSAT at Home?
No. Headsets and earphones are not permitted.
Will I have to submit a photo for the SSAT at Home?
No. However, the student will use their webcam during check-in to provide a selfie.
Will I need to download any software in order to take the SSAT at Home?
Yes. You will also be required to download and install a secure browser that is used for testing.
If my computer crashes during the SSAT at Home can I restart?
If you experience a technical problem in any of these areas during the administration of the SSAT at Home, you'll be able to continue testing.
Will someone be monitoring me when I take the SSAT at Home?
Yes. When you are taking the test a remote proctor will ensure you are following all testing rules and be there to answer any questions you have.
What are the system requirements to take the SSAT at Home?
You must complete the required system check on the same computer and in the same environment where you plan to take the test.
If I don’t have a computer or an Internet connection will I not be able to take the SSAT at Home?
Learn about equity kits.
How do I reschedule or cancel the SSAT at Home
Learn how to reschedule or cancel your test appointment.