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I’m applying for several boarding schools in multiple ranges of acceptance rates. Schools such as PEA, Andover, Groton, Hotchkiss and Deerfield is on my list as well as Thatcher, Darrow for a “safety school”. I took the SSATs and got 80 percentile on the scaled 8th grade female. I didn’t attend middle school in the United States ( I moved to Korea before started 6th grade) so I believe that the SSATs are the only way I can accurately measure my academics. I have read that 80 percentile is pretty much rock bottom for the first four schools I have mentioned above ( I consider them a “far reach” ). My initial goal was 90-95 percentile average. What textbooks / resources should I consider using to get an 90-95 percentile for the November and December SSATs? What additional “safety schools” should I add to my list?5 replies