One required element of the application process at GPS is the SSAT, or Secondary School Admission Test. With verbal, math, and reading components, this standardized test allows our Admission Team to assess prospective student applicants equally, regardless of background or experience. At the same time, the SSAT helps students ensure they will be successful in their educational pursuits at GPS.
The SSAT measures aptitude and your daughter’s ability to reason through problems to find an answer. There will likely be questions on the SSAT that ask her to consider concepts she may not be completely familiar with yet. SSAT scores shouldn’t be compared to scores she’s received on other types of standardized tests.
While standardized testing can seem intimidating for students, there are test-taking strategies and tips that will ensure your daughter feels prepared and capable on the day of her test. We encourage you to read through the frequently asked SSAT questions below to familiarize yourself with the process. Of course, if you have any additional questions, we are more than happy to answer them. You can reach us at Admission@GPS.edu