PSAT - Preliminary SAT
The Preliminary SAT® / National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test is a co-sponsored program between the College Board and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC).
PSAT/NMSQT stands for Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. It's a standardized test that provides firsthand practice for the SAT Reasoning Test™. It also gives students a chance to enter National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) scholarship programs.
The PSAT/NMSQT measures: critical reading skills, math problem-solving skills, and writing skills.
SAT - Scholastic Aptitude Test
The SAT Reasoning Test™ is a 3-hour-and-45-minute test that measures critical reading, mathematical reasoning, and writing skills that students have developed over time and that they need to be successful in college. The SAT is aligned with current curriculum and institutional practices of high schools and colleges. By including a third measure of skills—writing—the SAT reinforces the importance of writing throughout a student's education and will help colleges make better admissions and placement decisions.
The SAT Subject Tests™ (formerly SAT II: Subject Tests) are a battery of one-hour, mostly multiple-choice tests that measure a student's knowledge about a particular academic subject and the student's ability to apply that knowledge.
ACT - American College Testing
The ACT (no Writing section) is a set of four multiple-choice tests which cover English, mathematics, reading, and science. The ACT Plus Writing includes the four multiple-choice tests and a Writing Test.
CLAST - College-Level Academic Skills Test (Florida)
The CLAST is part of Florida's system of educational accountability. The CLAST is an achievement test that measures students' attainment of the college-level communication and mathematics skills that were identified by the faculties of community colleges and state universities through the College-Level Academic Skills Project (CLASP). The CLAST consists of four sub-tests: essay, English language skills (ELS), reading, and mathematics. Each sub-test yields a single score that is reported to the student and to the institution needing the scores. Students and institutions also receive broad skill information that is useful in identifying areas of possible strength or weakness.
CLEP - College-Level Examination Program
The College-Level Examination Program® or CLEP provides students of any age with the opportunity to demonstrate college-level achievement through a program of exams in undergraduate college courses. There are 2,900 colleges that grant credit and/or advanced standing for CLEP exams.
CLEP examinations cover material taught in courses that most students take as requirements in the first two years of college. A college usually grants the same amount of credit to students earning satisfactory scores on the CLEP examination as it grants to students successfully completing the same course.
Many examinations are designed to correspond to one-semester courses; some, however correspond to full-year or two-year courses. Unless stated otherwise in its description, an examination is intended to cover material in a one-semester course.
LSAT – Law School Admissions Test
The Law School Admission Test (LSAT) is a half-day standardized test required for admission to all ABA-approved law schools, most Canadian law schools, and many non-ABA-approved law schools. 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.
GMAT - Graduate Management Admission Test
The Graduate Management Admission Test® (GMAT®) is a standardized assessment—delivered in English—that helps business schools assess the qualifications of applicants for advanced study in business and management. Schools use the test as one predictor of academic performance in an MBA program or in other graduate management programs.
GRE – Graduate Record Examinations
The Graduate Record Examinations® (GRE®) General Test measures verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, and critical thinking and analytical writing skills that have been acquired over a long period of time and that are not related to any specific field of study. The GRE® Subject Tests gauge undergraduate achievement in eight specific fields of study and is often required for admission into a master's degree program.
Teacher Licensure and Certification
The Praxis Series assessments provide educational tests and other services that states use as part of their teaching licensing certification process. The Praxis I® tests measure basic academic skills, and the Praxis II® tests measure general and subject-specific knowledge and teaching skills.
MCAT – Medical College Admissions Test
The Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) is a standardized, multiple-choice examination designed to assess the examinee's problem solving, critical thinking, writing skills, and knowledge of science concepts and principles prerequisite to the study of medicine. Scores are reported in Verbal Reasoning, Physical Sciences, Writing Sample, and Biological Sciences.
Medical colleges consider MCAT scores as part of their admission process. Almost all U.S. medical schools require applicants to submit MCAT scores. Many schools do not accept MCAT scores that are more than three years old.
ASVAB - Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery
The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery is the most widely used multiple-aptitude test battery in the world. As an aptitude test, the ASVAB measures your strengths, weaknesses, and potential for future success. The ASVAB also provides you with career information for various civilian and military occupations and is an indicator for success in future endeavors whether you choose to go to college, vocational school, or a military career.
GED – General Education Development
General Education Development
The GED Test measures your knowledge and academic skills against those of today’s traditional high school graduates. You can take the GED Test almost anywhere in the United States and Canada, as well as at more than 100 sites internationally.