Score Information: About Your SSAT Scores
How are scores calculated?
Your raw score on the test will be determined by subtracting a percentage of the number of wrong answers from the number of right answers. You receive one point for every correct answer and lose one-quarter point for each wrong answer on a question with a five-choice response. You do not lose points by skipping a question.
How do you read your scores?
Your SSAT score report will provide detailed explanations to help you understand each of your scores, including:
Verbal, Quantitative, Reading, and Total
Scale for grades 5-7: 440-710 (V/Q/R), 1320-2130 (Total)
Scale for grades 8-11: 500-800 (V/Q/R), 1500-2400 (Total)
SSAT Percentile Ranks for each category
The SSAT ranks (1-99%) compare your scores to those of students of your gender and grade in the US and Canada who have taken the SSAT on a Standard test date in the last three years.
For example, if your Verbal SSAT Percentile is 65%, you scored equal or better in the Verbal section than 65% of students (of your gender and grade) who took the SSAT on a Standard test date in the past three years.
Estimated National Percentile Ranks (grades 5-9 only)
The national ranks (1-99%) estimate your performance compared to a national student population, not only students who have taken the SSAT.
Predicted 12th Grade SAT Score (grades 7-10 only)
How do schools use your scores?
Schools use your scores in different ways; to estimate your ability to do work in a private school to compare your performance with other applicants for admission or with your present academic record and/or to help you improve skills prior to college admissions testing. Each school evaluates your scores according to its own standards and requirements.
Please contact individual schools for more information. SSAT is a testing service and cannot provide individual score evaluation.