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beto8901beto8901 1 replies1 threads New Member
Hi: DD applying to 9th this year. SSAT scores overall: 94%, 95% verbal, 86% for math overall and 89% math for her gender. good grades. Does that math score take her out of the Trinity/Horace Mann pool?
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  • beto8901beto8901 1 replies1 threads New Member
    sorry these are the scores broken down. should she retake for those schools?
    total: 2250 percentile grade: gender95 overall 94
    verbal: 770 percentile grade gender and overall: 95
    math: 755 percentile gender: 89 overall: 86
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  • one1ofeachone1ofeach 277 replies9 threads Junior Member
    I don’t think she needs to retake but maybe someone with direct school experience will comment.

    I wouldn’t retake - that is a GREAT score. My daughter got into all acronym, well known schools with similar percentiles.
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  • MaxingtonMaxington 9 replies3 threads New Member
    I'm sorry, I am a fellow applicant, so I don't know much about what SSAT scores mean myself. One thing I was hoping someone could answer was, how can you get an average higher (or 1 point from) the highest score (in your case verbal) if another score averages it out to a lower percentile? Thanks and 94th percentile is nothing to worry about from what I've read!
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  • MaxingtonMaxington 9 replies3 threads New Member
    Can you clarify which schools? I understand completely if you can't.
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  • gardenstategalgardenstategal 5934 replies10 threads Senior Member
    @Maxington , I am guessing that there are lots of applicants who score really high on one part but not the other but not so many who score high on both.

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  • CaliPopsCaliPops 362 replies3 threads Member
    @Maxington I think you’re asking about scores (e.g. 750) versus percentile (e.g. 95 percentiles) and why the numbers don’t match for different subsections. It’s because the scaling of actual test takers is just different. For example, there are more perfect scores on math than there are perfect reading scores.

    @beto8901 I suspect your scores are fine. Based on college profiles, and comparing against schools with median SSAT of 94%, those schools have average SAT scores that are higher than those of Horace Mann. As the SSAT is supposedly a decent predictor for the SAT, I have to believe you’re in range.

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  • PublisherPublisher 8754 replies100 threads Senior Member
    No, you are fine for both Trinity & Horace Mann with respect to SSAT scores.
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