Middle Level SSAT Practice Test

The Middle Level SSAT is taken by students currently in grades 5-7, who are seeking admission into a private school.

There are 167 items on this exam, but only 150 count towards your score.


Accommodations are available for examinees with conditions recognized by the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and ADA Amendments Act of 2008. Testing accommodations must be approved prior to registration.

Some testing accommodations include small group setting, Braille test materials, large print test materials, ability to take prescription medications with water, hand-held magnifier, and seat cushion.

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What types and numbers of each item does this test assess? How much time is available to complete each section? What sections will be scored?

Type of ItemNumber of ItemsTime to Complete Item(s)Scored?
Writing sample125 minutesNo
Quantitative5060 minutesYes
Reading4040 minutesYes
Verbal6030 minutesYes
Experimental1615 minutesNo

The total testing time of this exam is 3 hours and 5 minutes. This includes one 5-minute break and one 10-minute break.

What is the cost of the exam?

The regular registration cost for taking this exam in the US, Canada, American Samoa, Puerto Rico, Saipan, and the US Virgin Islands is $139 USD.

The regular registration cost for taking this exam in countries not listed above is $269 USD.

Additional fees apply for examinees who register for this exam outside the regular registration window.

What should I do the day of the exam?

Bring two forms of original identification. One must contain your name, signature and a photo. The other can contain your name, signature, and a photo, but at a minimum, should contain your name/signature OR photo.

You will not be allowed to bring a calculator to the testing area.

Items such as books, purses, and food, are also prohibited.

What happens after I take the exam?

Your official score report will be released two weeks after completing the test. You will be able to access your report online for free. If you’d like for your score report to be mailed to your home via first class mail, the fee is $25.

Score reports mailed to your home via FedEx will incur a fee of $35 if you live in the US or Canada. If you live in a different country, the FedEx fee is $65.

What is the score range of this exam?

The total scaled score range is 1320-2130. The midpoint is 1725.

What happens if I don’t pass the exam?

Standard tests are administered 8 Saturdays per testing year. A testing year is August 1 – July 31. There is no limit to how many times you take the test during this period.

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Gaining admission into a private school can be a major concern, but you don’t have to allow studying for the test to get into this school to be one.

Mometrix has developed a suite of materials that will help you pass this test without having to take it over many times. Start by checking out our Middle Level SSAT Study Guide. Purchasing our study guide will give you access to practice test questions as well as step-by-step tutorial videos.

With the help of our Middle Level SSAT Flashcards, you will have the opportunity to work with all the topics of the exam, broken down into hundreds of bite-size concepts that are portable and easy to learn.

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by Mometrix Test Preparation | This Page Last Updated: January 16, 2023