Middle level SSAT Test – tips to help pass
One important difference in the scoring method for the Middle Level SSAT test examination compared to elementary level SSAT test is this.. In middle level SSAT test points ARE deducted for for wrong answers.
Therefore a little more time and consideration need to be given before providing and answer to questions. There are two methods to employ when answering the SSAT questions that will help improve your score here.
- Try to find the correct answer in your head BEFORE reading the answer choices.
- If still unsure of the correct answer, try to eliminate the WRONG answers first. Some given answer options WILL be obviously wrong . Try emoving these from the equation first, the correct answer will be more easily visible.
If you are still completely unsure of the correct answer it is better to omit that questions all together rather than having more points deducted for providing a wrong answer.
1 point is gained or every correct answer given , and ¼ of a point is deducted for every wrong answer. So because NO points are added or deducted if no answer is given. You can save having a ¼ point deducted on each wrong answer simply by not answering at all. (of course it is much better to provide a correct answer).
As with any examination, there are some simple things you can do before the test which wlil help improve your performance. Go over practice SSAT questions for your level. Get enough rest and sleep in the run up to the examination and having a good breakfast an hour or so before you sit the test. Getting adequate rest and nutrition is often overlooked. By ensuring your body gets what it needs, your brain will function better and you should be able to pass the Middle level SSAT Test with any problems. if you know what to expect and have completed some practice questions you will be better prepared. Preparation is everything.