As summer is approaching rapidly (only 4 days left of school), I realize I need to get kiddo2 on an SSAT prep plan asap. He will be starting the application process this fall for admission as a 9th grader.
He took the SSAT in 6th grade and excelled in quantitative (in the 90s), scored low on the verbal sections (40s) and completely blanked on the written essay and only wrote one sentence (and only because the proctor illegally told him if he didn’t write anything down the entire test would be tossed).
He’s now spent a year at a much more academically rigorous school, and his reading, writing, and grammar skills have improved significantly, but I suspect he will still need to put a lot of work in to raise his verbal scores.
Thoughts on using either the SSAT prep course or the Test Innovators course? Any other suggestions for what he can work on over the summer?? Our goal is not to have him spend every waking hour working on SSAT prep this summer, but we’d love for him to come close to 80 for his overall score.