Percentiles and Scoring
All questions on the SSAT are equal in value and scores are based on the number
of questions correctly answered subtracted by one-quarter point for each question
you answer incorrectly. No points are awarded or deducted for questions left
unanswered. The scaled score for the Upper Level is 500- 800 and the Lower
Level is 440- 710.
The SSAT score report provides scaled scores for each section as well as
percentile ranks for each category, comparing a students score to others who
have taken the test in the past three years. Also in the score report are
estimated national percentile ranks for 5-9 grade test takers and projected
12th grade SAT scores for test takers in grades 7-10.
Upon receiving their scores, students can send the results to the independent
schools they wish to apply to. Each school then evaluates the scores according
to its own standards and requirements.
Lower Level: 50th Percentile