Question about SSAT...

<p>Hi all, new member here--
I just got my SSAT grades back and I got:
Verbal: 94%
Math: 69%
Reading: 77%
Total: 90%</p>

<p>I was wondering, does it hurt to take the test again and try to get a better score? I thought I did much better on the math than I actually did. Will AO take the best of the two scores or not? Thanks for any and all advice!</p>

<p>If you want to retake them, you definitely can. The AO will receive both test scores though.</p>

<p>I realize that the SSAT is a small part of the application and it's not like I did terribly. I think I will just focus on the essays and hope for the best!</p>

<p>At many schools, they just pull the highest scores from all your tests. Often, it's the administrative assistant who does it, so the AOs never even see the low scores. So, got a 99 in reading in October and a 94 in math in January? Those are the scores the AO will see . . . and all the other lower scores will be filed away, but likely never seen.</p>

<p>Can't guarantee that all schools do it this way, but many of them do. So, if you want to try retaking the SSAT, there's really no downside.</p>

<p>Also, keep in mind that they're trying to figure out what you're capable of (as reflected in the highest scores), not how bad you can blow a test (as reflected in the low scores). If you get a 50 in math the first time you test, and a 90 a month later . . . what that means is that you're capable of 90, and that's what counts.</p>