Without a reliable test of cognitive skills, it is impossible to compare applicants from a variety of diverse backgrounds.
The SSAT, created in 1957 to standardize the admission testing process, remains the premier admission test on the market. It has been proven exceptionally valid as an indicator of first-year student success in independent schools.
Quality test development requires a rigorous scientific approach, and our testing experts continually monitor the SSAT to ensure its relevancy and usefulness as a predictive admission tool.
The SSAT is critical to our work in the admission and financial aid offices. We have two merit scholarships tied to the SSAT, and our admission office appreciates the standardized data point the SSAT gives us when most of the other application data is student or school specific.
— Joshua Clark , Director of Admission, Hawai'i Preparatory Academy
For more information on the SSAT, visit ssat.org