What does the Writing Sample include?

Misc SSAT Questions
October 4, 2022

The SSAT writing sample section varies based on the test level.

Elementary (Grades 3-4)
The writing sample gives students a chance to express themselves by writing a response to a picture prompt. The student is asked to tell a story about an image that includes a beginning, middle, and end.

Middle (Grades 5-7)
Students will write an essay choosing between a creative story starter or a personal question prompt.

Upper (Grades 8-11)
Student will write an essay choosing between a personal or general question prompt.

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