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Course SummaryReview basic middle-level concepts in math, writing and verbal communications with the use of this extensive study guide. This course is particularly helpful if you are preparing for the Middle Level Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT), as it addresses information you would need to know for this exam.
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About This Course
This course is designed to provide detailed information about all of the topics that are covered in the Middle Level SSAT. You will find lessons focusing on algebra and geometry concepts, reading comprehension strategies and creative writing practices. This guide gives you the opportunity to quickly and effectively review all the material you will need to know for this test, including:
- Number operations
- Algebraic rules and equations
- Geometric shapes and formulas
- Data analysis methods
- Middle level reading comprehension
- Definitions of synonyms and analogies
- The creative writing process
About the Exam
The Middle Level SSAT is administered to students in grades 5-7 to assess their math, reading, verbal and writing skills as they seek admission to independent schools. The paper-based exam consists of the following sections: Writing Sample, Quantitative (Math), Reading Comprehension, Verbal and Experimental. The Writing Sample and Experimental sections are unscored. The Math section is broken into two parts. Students have a total of 3 hours and 5 minutes to complete the exam. The Middle Level SSAT is a scaled score exam, with 440 being the lowest a student can score and 710 the highest.
Middle Level SSAT Preparation & Registration
You can fully prepare yourself to answer questions in each section of the Middle Level SSAT by reviewing the lessons contained in this study guide. You will reinforce what you might already know or learn new details about performing basic arithmetic, solving word problems and algebraic equations, understanding math patterns, and finding the area, perimeter, volume and circumference of geometric shapes. You will also learn how to organize data, calculate mean and median, interpret graphs and use tables and charts. In addition, lessons address ways to evaluate reading passages, strengthen vocabulary, and write and revise a story. Video and text lessons offer quick, 5-10 minute reviews of each topic and can be accessed 24/7 from any device, making your study schedule flexible and convenient. In each lesson, you'll get expert instruction and the chance to measure what you know using brief self-assessment quizzes.
To register for the Middle Level or any SSAT exam, an account must be created on the SSAT website. All questions on the online form must be answered and test fees paid during the registration process. You will also select a test date and site during this process. Once all information is processed, you will be emailed an admission ticket that must be taken with you to the test site on the day of your exam.
The SSAT is a trademark of The Enrollment Management Association, Inc. and is developed and administered by the Secondary School Admission Test Board (SSATB), neither of which is affiliated with Study.com.
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