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No matter what test you’re preparing for, the first step in any successful prep program is understanding the rules of the game. Or, as a wise man once said, “Know your enemy.”

Fortunately, we’ve been doing this for a while now, so we know a few things—almost 40 years’ worth of things, in fact. So if you have questions about the test, from scoring to accommodations to fundamental strategies, you can find the answers here. And if you don’t see the information you’re looking for, let us know at [email protected] and we’ll fill in the gap just as soon as we can.

ISEE

Balancing Content and Strategy in Your SSAT/ISEE Prep

One of the most important things you can do in standardized test prep is learn the key strategies. Knowing all the material that can show up isn’t enough to get a perfect score; skills like pacing yourself optimally and using the multiple-choice format to your advantage are also essential. Read on for more.
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Admissions

SSAT/ISEE Prep and the Admissions Process: A 2021-2022 Overview

For many families, the independent, private, and boarding school admissions process can be intimidating—and that’s probably an understatement. Not only does each individual school have its own set of admissions policies and procedures, but many also include a requirement to submit either ISEE or SSAT scores. We're here to give you an introduction to these tests and the prep process.
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SSAT

Crafting the Optimal 2021-2022 SSAT Testing Schedule

Constructing an ideal testing schedule for the SSAT is far more straightforward than doing likewise for the ISEE, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy. Even just trying to navigate the SSAT’s website can feel like an adventure unto itself. Fortunately, your friendly neighborhood test experts are here with some helpful tips on optimizing your SSAT testing schedule.
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SSAT

Understanding Your SSAT Score Report

So, you took the SSAT test and have been waiting patiently for that all-important SSAT score report. You finally got it and now have a list of numbers, but what do they all mean? We’re here to help you understand …

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SSAT

Best Third-Party SSAT Prep Materials

We know that there are a lot of options out there for SSAT prep materials and that the choices can sometimes seem overwhelming. That’s why we periodically review the best prep material options to make it easier for you to …

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