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The Official Guide

Preorder Your 2016-17 Official Guide Now! Guides Ship Mid-August

Order the official study guide and take practice tests before you take the actual SSAT. The Official Guide to the SSAT includes information about the format of the SSAT, its timing, scoring, and content, as well as sample questions and tips about how to prepare for each section. The guide offers the only official printed, paper-and-pencil practice SSATs available, to most closely match your actual test-taking experience.

Middle and Upper Level SSAT guides contain 2 full length practice tests, and Elementary Level guides contain abbreviated tests.

Official Guides can be ordered online via your SSAT account for the Middle and Upper Level SSATs. The Elementary Level guides are free of charge and can be downloaded below. 

Supplement your Official Guide purchase with our new online practice program (Available September 1, 2016)

Please note: Orders shipped via USPS internationally may be delayed in customs and take up to four (4) weeks for delivery. USPS orders within the U.S. and Canada generally deliver within one week.

The Official Guide to the Upper Level SSAT
(for students currently in Grades 8-11): 


The Official Guide to the Middle Level SSAT
(for students currently in Grades 5-7):   

The Official Guide to the Elementary Level SSAT:

Includes a half-length practice test, information on the format of the test and the types of questions asked, a sample testing schedule, test day information, and advice on preparation.

The Official Guide Grade 3 Free DownloadFor Students in Grade 3 

Grade 3 Free Download!






The Official Guide Grade 4 Free DownloadFor Students in Grade 4

Grade 4 Free Download!