The Secondary School Admissions Test (SSAT) is a standardized test that measures basic verbal, math, and reading skills. Developed, administered, and scored by the nonprofit The Enrollment Management Association (EMA), the SSAT is just one part of your complete application to an independent school.
The SSAT at Home is a permanent option to families beginning in August of 2020.
The SSAT at Home will be offered every Saturday and one Sunday per month, beginning September 2020.
The SSAT at Home is the same standardized test as the SSAT, but it is delivered digitally to test takers in the convenience of their homes. Delivered by our partner PSI, the SSAT will be administered via a secure web application with continuous AI monitoring, data forensics, and live remote proctoring.
The testing fee is the same for the SSAT at Home as it is for the paper-based SSAT or to test at a physical Prometric test center. The domestic (US, Canada) fee for all tests is $149.00.
The SSAT Flex test has been made available with requirements for test takers and proctors to follow all local COVID-19 guidelines. The SSAT Flex test will be available for the 2020–21 testing season.
Multiple testing modes are available for the SSAT during the 2020-2021 testing year. These options include the computer-based SSAT at Home, as well as paper-based and computer-based testing in test centers where local guidelines can be met safely.
The SSAT at Home will be available in the U.S. and Canada for the 2020-2021-testing year. Computer-based testing will be available at Prometric test centers in domestic and international locations where it is safe to reopen. Paper-based testing will also be available at schools and test centers in domestic and international locations where it is safe to reopen.
The SSAT at Home is available to middle-and upper-level test takers in the U.S. and Canada for the 2020-21 academic year.
Yes, you may take the SSAT at Home up to 5 times in a testing year (August–July).
You can prepare for the SSAT at Home like you would the paper-based test.
Also, first make sure you have read and understood all the guidelines outlined in the SSAT Candidate Agreement.
When you schedule your SSAT at Home you will receive instructions on how to run a system check and ensure your computer is compatible with the remote proctoring system.
You will also be required to download and install a secure browser that is used for testing.
Paper-based testing is available in locations where it’s safe to do so following local guidelines. EMA will continue to work hard to meet the needs of all of its test takers. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you need additional assistance.
The SSAT at Home can be taken on a Mac or PC operating system.
A system check tool will be made available so families can verify their computer will work in advance of testing.
In these difficult times, EMA is working harder than ever to provide equal access to the SSAT at Home to all individuals. If you do not have access to the required equipment, email email@example.com as soon as possible so we can help review options with you.