Changes Are Coming to the SSAT

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Because of Covid, last year’s SSAT testing was a bit messy. Things should be more normal for the 2021-22 season, but what does that mean for Middle Level and Upper Level SSAT?

– We will welcome back paper-based SSAT testing at test centers, after they essentially disappeared last year. There will be a limited number of Atlanta-area school locations that offer testing (with distancing) on some or all the following dates. Use this link to check availability:

  • October 16, 2021
  • November 13, 2021
  • December 11, 2021
  • January 8, 2022
  • February 26, 2022
  • April 23, 2022

– SSAT at Home began in 2020 and will be back in more reliable form in 2021. This computer-based testing will be offered every 3 to 4 weekends (Friday through Sunday) during the testing season instead of every weekend. Students may take up to 3 computer-based tests per season.

– Computer-based testing at a Prometric Center will again be available up to 7 days a week. Again, there is a limit of 3 computer-based tests per season.

– Flex testing will be back, with the limit increased to two tests instead of one. You may use a Flex test for a private administration in the office of an authorized consultant, at an additional fee. Sometimes Flex testing may be available for groups of students. All Flex testing is paper based. The SSAT test format and length is the same as previous years, regardless which delivery method you choose.

Contact Dogwood to schedule a computer-based SSAT practice test for your student. The practice test will build familiarity, establish a baseline score (one that doesn’t count), and help to identify topics and question types that need to be improved before they take an official test. Call 678-735-7555 for more information.