SSAT

  • The Right Answer is Not Always C: Inside the Test Development Team at SSATB

    The Right Answer is Not Always C: Inside the Test Development Team at SSATB

    Keith D. Wright, Ph.D., Psychometrician, The Enrollment Management Association, NJ This presentation will explore standardized tests, why they matter, and ways to ensure test fairness. Discussing the

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  • Using the SSAT as a Predictor of First Year Success

    Using the SSAT as a Predictor of First Year Success

    With Dr. Jinghua Liu and Dr. Keith Wright How do you predict how likely it is that a student will achieve academic success in their first year at your school? Learn more about the predictive power o

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  • Ask the Experts: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Assessments but Were Afraid to Ask

    Ask the Experts: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Assessments but Were Afraid to Ask

    Kate Auger-Campbell, Director of Outreach, Dr. Jinghua Liu, Chief Testing & Research Officer, Dr. Keith Wright, Director of Psychometrics, The Enrollment Management Association & Dr. Linda Cook, Forme

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  • 2019-2020 SSAT Standard Test Dates

    2019-2020 SSAT Standard Test Dates

    Mark your calendars for the upcoming academic year! The SSAT Standard test administration schedule for testing year 2019-20 is below. Student registration for these dates will be available online...

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  • Fairness in Testing

    Fairness in Testing

    by Keith Wright, Ph.D., director of psychometrics, The Enrollment Management Association Given the heightened focus on standardized testing in today’s media, it is not surprising that...

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  • 2018-2019 SSAT Standard Dates

    2018-2019 SSAT Standard Dates

    The Middle/Upper Level Standard SSAT administration schedule for testing year 2018-19 is below.  Middle/Upper Level SSAT Test Dates Elementary Level SSAT Test Dates   For our members and test...

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  • Students Embrace New SSAT Practice Online Program

    Students Embrace New SSAT Practice Online Program

    More than 12,000 SSAT registrants are getting much-needed help practicing for the test with our new SSAT Practice Online program. Early feedback indicates this new study resource is helping...

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  • The Power of Prediction in Your Admission Office

    The Power of Prediction in Your Admission Office

    By Nicole Suozzi, Chief Member Relations Officer, The Enrollment Management Association (NJ) Given the high-stakes nature of the independent school admission process, regular audits of the tools...

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  • Comparing Apples to Apples: The SSAT Benchmark Exam

    Comparing Apples to Apples: The SSAT Benchmark Exam

    by Nicholas Kent, (formerly) High School Principal, Concordia International School, Shanghai (China) (currently Deputy Head of School,Jakarta International School, Indonesia); Jay Lasley,...

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  • High Anxiety

    High Anxiety

    Emails and phone calls from this year’s applicant families are fresh on the minds of admission officers everywhere. More than once, admission officers were likely asked by anxious parents,...

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  • 10 (More)Things Every Admission Committee Member Needs to Know About the SSAT

    10 (More)Things Every Admission Committee Member Needs to Know About the SSAT

    While “standardized testing” has garnered more than its fair share of negative media attention in the last few years, it is important to remember what “standardized” actually means. Standardized...

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  • Common Sense Talk About the SSAT

    Common Sense Talk About the SSAT

    By Leo Marshall: Director of Admission and Financial Aid, The Webb Schools Yet, there are few things I am not going to miss in my conversations with families as I move to retirement. Topping the...

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  • The Enrollment Management Association Updates Testing Accommodations

    The Enrollment Management Association Updates Testing Accommodations

    The goal of any testing program is to make the test as accessible as possible to all students, while at the same time ensuring the validity of all student scores.With this ongoing goal in mind,...

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  • All About Accommodations

    All About Accommodations

    This webinar addresses the updates to, and the procedures for, requesting and approving testing accommodations for the SSAT. A live Q&A session is included at the end of the presentation. For...

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  • What is the SSAT Audit Program?

    What is the SSAT Audit Program?

    From The Yield, Spring 2015 Site Selection The Enrollment Management Association selects sites for audits that provide a varied representation of administrations, including those of different...

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  • Why Do SSAT Scores Take More than Two Days to Release to Schools?

    Why Do SSAT Scores Take More than Two Days to Release to Schools?

    From The Yield, Winter 2014 Logistics—Prompt Test Return Is Essential First, logistics play a role. The Enrollment Management Association relies on test administrators for their prompt return of...

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  • 9 Attributes of a Successful SSAT Test Administrator

    9 Attributes of a Successful SSAT Test Administrator

    From The Yield, Fall 2014 Giving the SSAT successfully means more than just opening the door and watching the clock. What are the top test administrators doing to get it right? They benefit the...

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  • For Your Eyes Only - Securing the SSAT

    For Your Eyes Only - Securing the SSAT

    From Memberanda, Summer 2013 James Bond turns 50 this year, and in the more than 50 years since the SSAT was created, we’ve seen our fair share of budding 007s. Dictionaries stashed in toilet...

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  • 5 Characteristics of SSAT Test Takers

    5 Characteristics of SSAT Test Takers

    From Memberanda, Spring 2013 As Michael Gary, The Enrollment Management Association Trustee and Dean of Admission at Phillips Exeter Academy, describes: "If students take the test, they are...

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  • Security Matters

    Security Matters

    It’s reading season at independent school admission offices, and we’re well aware that both your actual and virtual desktops are overflowing with applications to be read, test scores to be...

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