Score Report Breakdown
The score report header details the student’s basic information—name, address, date of birth, gender, etc. The grade displayed is what was indicated during registration and at which your student was scored. Also, please note that while gender is listed, SSAT scores are not gender-specific.
Total Score Summary
This section lists the two total scores.
“Your score” is the total scaled score, and the pointer indicates where the student’s score is between the highest and lowest possible score. The average score is provided for additional context.
The total percentile is on the right, which compares the student’s total scaled score to that of other SSAT test takers. This score shows the percentage of students that the student scored equal to or higher. For example, a 67th percentile indicates that the student scored equal to or higher than sixty-seven percent of the other students in their grade.
Score information is broken down into verbal, quantitative (math), and reading. Similar to the total score, a scaled score and percentile are shown, along with the average score. A score range is also provided. If your student tests again within a short period, they likely will score within this range. Beneath this is a breakdown explaining the main types of questions for each section, and how many questions were answered correctly, incorrectly, and how many weren't reached.
What is equating?
Different sets of SSAT questions—called forms—are administered to students each year. While test developers follow specific procedures to keep the form difficulty level as similar as possible, slight variations are inevitable. Therefore, EMA uses a statistical method called equating to compensate for the minor difficulty differences by adjusting scores, making them comparable across different test forms.