SSAT Percentiles and Scoring
All questions on the SSAT are equal in value and scores are based on the number
of questions correctly answered, less one-quarter point for each question
answered incorrectly. No points are awarded or deducted for questions left
unanswered. The scaled score for the Upper Level is 500-800 and for the Middle
Level (formerly 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 student's 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 his or her scores, students can send their results to the
independent schools to which they wish to apply. Each school then evaluates
the scores according to its own standards and requirements.