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The 2020–21 Official Study Guide for the Upper Level SSAT

(for students currently in Grades 8-11):

  • Four full-length Upper Level practice tests
  • Study questions and tips
  • Information about preparing for and taking the Upper Level SSAT
  • Scoring instructions and explanations
  • Descriptions and exercises for each question type
  • Chapter on The Character Skills Snapshot

The 2020–21 Official Study Guide for the Middle Level SSAT

(for students currently in Grades 5-7):  

  • Four full-length Middle Level practice tests
  • Study questions and tips
  • Information about registering for, preparing for, and taking the Middle Level SSAT
  • Scoring instructions and explanations
  • Descriptions and exercises for each question type
  • Chapter on The Character Skills Snapshot

Free Elementary Grade 3 and Grade 4 Official SSAT Study Materials

(for students currently in Grades 3-4):  

  • Section Overviews
  • Student Tips
  • Practice Questions

The Official Study Guide for the SSAT includes information about the format of the SSAT, its timing, scoring, and content, as well as sample questions and tips about how to prepare for each section. These guides offer the only official printed, paper-and-pencil practice SSATs available, to most closely match your actual test-taking experience.

The Official Study Guide for the Middle and Upper Level SSATs each contain four full-length practice tests. Official Study Guides can be ordered online via your SSAT account.

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