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October 31, 2014

ACT National Test
http://www.act.org

The ACT Assessment ® is designed to assess high school students' general educational development and their ability to complete college-level work. The tests cover four skill areas: English, mathematics, reading, and science. ACT offers a 30-minute Writing Test as an optional component to the ACT Assessment for students testing within the United States who are applying to college for the fall of 2006 or later. The ACT is America's most widely accepted college entrance exam. It assesses high school students' general educational development and their ability to complete college-level work. The ACT Writing Test complements the English Test. The combined information from both tests tells postsecondary institutions about students' understanding of the conventions of standard written English and their ability to produce a direct sample of writing.

 

SAT Test
http://www.collegeboard.com/sat

About the SAT I Reasoning Test

The SAT Reasoning Test is a measure of the critical thinking skills you'll need for academic success in college. The SAT assesses how well you analyze and solve problems—skills you learned in school that you'll need in college.

Each section of the SAT is scored on a scale of 200-800, and the writing section will contain two subscores. The SAT is typically taken by high school juniors and seniors. It is administered seven times a year in the U.S., Puerto Rico, and U.S. Territories, and six times a year overseas.

The 25-minute essay will always be the first section of the SAT, and the 10-minute multiple-choice writing section will always be the final section. The remaining six 25-minute sections can appear in any order, as can the two 20-minute sections. Test takers sitting next to each other in the same testing session may have test books with entirely different sections.

About the SAT II Subject Tests

Subject Tests (formerly SAT II: Subject Tests) are designed to measure your knowledge and skills in particular subject areas, as well as your ability to apply that knowledge.

Students take the Subject Tests to demonstrate to colleges their mastery of specific subjects like English, history, mathematics, science, and language. The tests are independent of any particular textbook or method of instruction. The tests' content evolves to reflect current trends in high school curricula, but the types of questions change little from year to year.

Many colleges use the Subject Tests for admission, for course placement, and to advise students about course selection. Used in combination with other background information (your high school record, scores from other tests like the SAT Reasoning Test, teacher recommendations, etc.), they provide a dependable measure of your academic achievement and are a good predictor of future performance.

Some colleges specify the Subject Tests they require for admission or placement; others allow applicants to choose which tests to take.

Subject Tests fall into five general subject areas:

All Subject Tests are one-hour, multiple-choice tests. However, some of these tests have unique formats:

Important Information for All Test-Takers

  • Sunday administrations occur the day after each Saturday test date, for students who cannot test on Saturday due to religious observance.
  • The Language Tests with Listening are offered only in November.

* U.S. Registration Deadlines Important Information

  • U.S. deadlines apply to students testing in the United States, U.S. Territories, and Puerto Rico.
  • U.S. registration materials that are mailed must be postmarked by the U.S. deadlines.
  • On March 14, only the SAT Reasoning Test™ is offered.

** International Registration Deadlines Important Information

  • International deadlines apply to anyone testing outside of the United States, U.S. Territories, and Puerto Rico.
  • International registration materials must be received by the international deadlines.
  • There is no late registration for international testing. Online and telephone registrations must be completed by the international deadline dates listed above.
  • Students registering through International Representatives must submit their paper registration with full payment by the early registration deadline.
  • On March 14, the SAT is not offered outside of the United States, U.S. Territories, and Puerto Rico.

Law School Admission Test (LSAT)
http://www.lsac.org

The Law School Admission Test (LSAT) is a half-day standardized test required for admission to all 201 law schools that are members of the Law School Admission Council (LSAC). It provides a standard measure of acquired reading and verbal reasoning skills that law schools can use as one of several factors in assessing applicants. The test is administered four times a year at hundreds of locations around the world.

*Test dates for Saturday Sabbath observers are also available, please visit www.LSAC.org for more information*

Medical College Admission Test (MCAT)
www.aamc.org/students/applying/mcat/

The Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) is a standardized, multiple-choice examination designed to assess problem solving, critical thinking, and writing skills in addition to the examinee's knowledge of science concepts and principles prerequisite to the study of medicine. Scores are reported in each of the following areas: Verbal Reasoning, Physical Sciences, Writing Sample, and Biological Sciences. Medical college admission committees consider MCAT scores as part of their admission decision process.

Almost all U.S. medical schools require applicants to submit MCAT scores during the application process. Many schools may not accept MCAT scores if taken more than three years ago. Applicants should refer to the Medical School Admission Requirements (MSAR) to determine specific MCAT requirements.

GRE-Subject Exam
http://www.ets.org/gre

The GRE Subject Tests are designed to help graduate school admission committees and fellowship sponsors assess the qualifications of applicants in specific fields of study. The tests also provide students with an assessment of their own qualifications.

Scores on the tests are intended to indicate students' knowledge of the subject matter emphasized in many undergraduate programs as preparation for graduate study. Since past achievement is usually a good indicator of future performance, the scores are helpful in predicting students' success in graduate study. Because the tests are standardized, the test scores permit comparison of students from different institutions with different undergraduate programs. For some Subject Tests, subscores are provided in addition to the total score; these subscores indicate the strengths and weaknesses of individual student's preparation, and they may help students plan their future studies.

Subject Tests are currently available in 8 disciplines:

Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Literature in English, Mathematics, Physics and Psychology

For information regarding exam fees, locations, and registration information please visit http://www.ets.org/gre

 

PRAXIS II Test
http://www.ets.org/praxis

PRAXIS II: Subject Assessment tests measure knowledge of specific subjects that K-12 educators will teach, as well as general and subject-specific teaching skills and knowledge. There are Subject Assessments, Principles of Learning and Teaching (PLT) Tests and Teaching Foundations Tests.

The PRAXIS II Subject Assessments include:

  • Subject Assessments. These assessments measure general and subject-specific teaching skills and knowledge. They include both multiple-choice and constructed-response test items.
  • Principles of Learning and Teaching (PLT) Tests. These assessments measure your general pedagogical knowledge at four grade levels: Early Childhood, K-6, 5-9, and 7-12. These tests use a case study approach and feature constructed-response and multiple-choice items.
  • Teaching Foundations Tests. These assessments measure pedagogy in five areas: multi-subject (elementary), English, Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Science. These tests feature constructed-response and multiple-choice items.

For more information regarding exam fees, location and registration; please refer to PRAXIS Bulletin at http://www.ets.org/praxis

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