Both the SSAT (Secondary School Admissions Test) and the COOP (Catholic School Entrance Exam) are tests taken by students for admission to private high schools. The SSAT is utilized by many private, non-denominational schools and boarding schools; the COOP is used exclusively by Catholic schools. WHY USE NJL FOR THE SSAT'S AND COOP EXAMS?
To improve your vocabulary using specific strategies to learn new words more easily, more quickly and with greater retention.
To learn techniques of improving your rate of reading and your comprehension of test passages.
To begin to "think mathematically."
To extend your knowledge of math concepts and applications.
To learn test sophistication techniques and the "tricks" of the test.
WHAT ARE THE COMPONENTS OF THE SSAT?
The SSAT is composed of 5 sections:
1. VERBAL - 30 synonyms and 30 analogies
2. MATH- 25 questions in arithmetic, algebra and geometry
3. READING - 40 questions on reading passages
4. MATH - 25 questions
WHAT IS THE COOP EXAM?
The Coop exam contains Reading and Language Arts, Quantitative Reasoning, Verbal Reasoning- Context, Verbal Reasoning -Words, Sequences, Visual Analogies, Mathematics, and Language Expression.
HOW ARE THE SSAT AND COOP DIFFERENT?
The 2 exams differ in the breadth of material that each tests, in the depth of material of each exam and in their scoring. The SSAT is offered in a Lower Level Test (Grades 6-7) and an Upper Level Test (Grades 8-9). The COOP has one version only and is usually taken in Grade 8. WHAT DOES NJL COLLEGE PREPARATION OFFER FOR THE SSAT AND COOP?
We offer private lessons for each test.
We also offer a SMALL GROUP TUTORIALof 4-6 students.