What is the best way for my student to prepare for the SSAT?

Becoming familiar with the format of the SSAT is the best way students can prepare.

Misc SSAT Questions
December 2, 2020

In general, becoming familiar with the format of the SSAT is the best way students can prepare. This includes understanding the type and quantity of questions on the SSAT, the setup of the sections, and gaining experience taking a standardized test.

Middle & Upper Level
Two official SSAT preparation tools are available. The first is The Official Guide to the SSAT, which includes two full length practice tests. The second is the SSAT Practice Online service, which offers even more practice content and tools and will be available beginning September 1, 2016. Log in to your account to order or access these services.

Elementary Level
A free half-length practice test is available in both the 3rd and 4th grade Elementary level Official Guides to the SSAT. Use the links below to access the free PDFs.

The Official Guide to the Elementary Level SSAT- Grade 3
The Official Guide to the Elementary Level SSAT- Grade 4

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