Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB)
The ASVAB has 10 tests. Scores from four of the tests – Word Knowledge (WK), Paragraph Comprehension (PC), Arithmetic Reasoning (AR), and Mathematics Knowledge (MK) – are combined to compute the score on what is referred to as the Armed Forces Qualification Test (AFQT). Scores on the AFQT are used to determine eligibility for enlistment in the Army, Navy, Air Force, or Marine Corps. Scores on all of the ASVAB tests are used to determine the best job for you in the military.
Graduate Records Exam (GRE)
Computerized, standardized test that is an admissions requirement for many graduate schools in the United States, in other English-speaking countries and for English-taught graduate and business programs world-wide. It consists of a quantitative section, a verbal section and an analytical writing section
Law School Admission Test (LSAT)
A half-day standardized test administered four times each year at designated testing centers throughout the world. Administered by the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) for prospective law school candidates, the LSAT is designed to assess reading comprehension, logical, and verbal reasoning proficiencies
Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT)
Standardized, computer-based assessment. Business schools use the test as a criterion for admission into a wide range of graduate management programs, including MBA, Master of Accountancy, and Master of Finance programs.
Secondary School Admission Test ( SSAT)
This admission test is administered by the Secondary School Admission Test Board (SSATB) to students in grades 3-11 to help professionals in independent or private elementary, middle and high schools to make decisions regarding student admission. Since curricula, teaching and assessment standards vary from school to school, a standardized test is one tool admissions personnel use to determine if an applicant can do the work at their school. It can help point out strengths and weaknesses in the core subjects. The test consists of a short essay and multiple choice aptitude questions. The aptitude testing concentrates on math, reading comprehension and the use of language. SSAT is offered at two levels: Lower and Upper. Lower is for students in grades 5-7. Upper for students in grades 8-11.
Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE)
This exam is a standard assessment of skills for each applicant, ranking his or her reasoning and achievement skills among students in the same grade. It enables students to take a single, fair, and reliable test for entrance into top-performing independent schools. Many private schools use the ISEE as a standardized admissions test. Since curricula, teaching and assessment standards vary from school to school, a standardized test is one tool admissions personnel use to determine if an applicant can do the work at their school. It can help point out strengths and weaknesses in the core subjects. The ISSE test consists of a short essay and multiple choice aptitude questions, and is administered in three levels; lower, middle and upper. Lower is for students seeking admission to grade 6. Middle for students applying to grades 8 and 9; Upper for grades 9-11. The aptitude testing concentrates on math, reading comprehension and the use of language. The essay is not scored but is sent along to the schools together with the test results.
General Education Development Exam (GED)
These tests are a group of four subject tests which, when passed, certify that the test taker has American or Canadian high school-level academic skills. The GED Testing Service is a joint venture of the American Council on Education. States and jurisdictions award a Certificate of High School Equivalency or similarly titled credential to persons who meet the passing score requirements. This test is designed for people who, for various reasons, did not graduate from high school but want a certificate equivalent to the traditional high school diploma. The 2014 GED Test is administered on a computer at an authorized Pearson VUE Testing Center. The GED test will be about 7.5 hours long with the timing for each module as follows: Reasoning through Language Arts is 150 minutes (including a 10-minute break); Mathematical Reasoning is 115 minutes; Science is 90 minutes; Social Studies is 90 minutes. According to the American Council on Education, among the many benefits of the GED program, passing the GED Test provides an opportunity for adults to continue their education. In fact, 93 percent of colleges and universities accept GED graduates who meet their other qualifications for admission. A GED diploma documents that you have high school level skills. About 96 percent of employers accept the GED diploma as equal to a traditional high school diploma.