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## Five Important Changes to the SSAT Test

Alexis Avila Founder/President of Prepped & Polished, LLC in South Natick, Massachusetts lists the five most important changes to the SSAT test.

1. The SSAT created a new Elementary Level Test for 3rd and 4th graders.
2. The SSAT Lower Level test is now called the SSAT Middle Level Test.
3. Teachers will write the SSAT questions.
4. There is now an experimental section.
5. The SSAT Writing prompts have changed.

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Are you taking the SSAT? What questions do you have about the SSAT changes?

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January 30th, 2013
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## The One Crucial Mistake You Do NOT Want to Make on the SSAT Math Section

Alexis Avila Founder/President of Prepped & Polished, LLC in South Natick, Massachusetts shows you on his whiteboard one crucial mistake you do not want to make on the SSAT Math section.

After you do your math steps, make sure you go back to the question and answer exactly what the question is asking.

How do you avoid making careless mistakes on the SSAT Math Section? Have you fallen trap to this type of question before?

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December 4th, 2012
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## Avoid This Common SSAT Math Mistake

Alexis Avila Founder/President of Prepped & Polished, LLC demonstrates on his whiteboard what not to do when solving an SSAT math problem.

Make sure that you pay attention to the units of measurement on a math question, and when necessary, make sure you convert the units of measurement.

Do you make careless mistakes on the SSAT math section? How do you avoid making careless errors on this section?

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October 25th, 2012
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## SSAT and ISEE: Matching Grade with Level

Alexis Avila Founder/President of Prepped & Polished, LLC uses his online whiteboard to show you which specific level SSAT or ISEE test you need to take.

If your student is currently in 5th, 6th, or 7th grade he or she will take the SSAT Lower Level Test.

If your student is currently in 8th-11th grade, he or she will take the SSAT Upper Level Test.
If your student is currently in 4th or 5th grade, he or she will take the ISEE Lower Level Test.
If your student is currently in 6th or 7th grade, he or she will take the ISEE Middle Level Test.
If your student is currently in 8th-11th grade, he or she will take the ISEE Upper Level Test.

Which level SSAT and ISEE test will your student take? Do you have any questions about the different SSAT and ISEE levels?