The Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT), is an admission test administered by The Enrollment Management Association in the United States to students in grades 3–11 to provide a standardized measure that will help professionals in independent or private elementary, middle, and high schools to make decisions regarding student admission.
There are three levels of the test:
the Elementary Level (EL), for students in grades 3 and 4 who are applying to grades 4 and 5;
the Middle Level, for students in grades 5–7 applying for grades 6–8;
and the Upper Level, designed for students in grades 8–11 who are applying for grades 9–12.
The SSAT consists of a brief unscored writing sample and multiple choice sections that include quantitative (mathematics), reading comprehension, and verbal questions