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STANDARDIZED TESTS

 

ACT - American College Test
ACT Records
PO Box 451
Iowa City, IA 52243-0451
Phone (319) 337-1270
Online Contact Form: Contact

The ACT is an exam for high school students, and to test their educational knowledge and skills to assess their ability to do and complete college level course load. The ACT has four sections:

1) The English section has 75 questions which must be completed in 45 minutes, and has a 1 to 36 raw score.

2) The Math section has 60 questions which must be completed in 60 minutes, and has a 1 to 36 raw score.

3) The Reading section has 40 questions which must be completed in 35 minutes, and has a 1 to 36 raw score.

4) The Science section has 40 questions which must be completed in 35 minutes, and has a 1 to 36 raw score.

The four sections will be averaged to reach a total raw score, which is later adjusted to reflect the final scaled score which also ranges from a 1 to 36. The ACT takes two hours and 55 minutes,and is given five times a year.

CLEP
CLEP
P.O. Box 6600
Princeton, NJ 08541-6600
Phone: (800) 257-9558
Fax: (609) 771-7088
Email: clep@info.collegeboard.org

Students may receive college credits if they pass the CLEP Test. Each school has its own policy about CLEP Tests, and students should review those policies and guidelines before taking the test to make sure that the school will accept the CLEP Test, and to comply with the school's procedural requirement for accepting the CLEP Test. The CLEP Test assess the student's skills and knowledge related to verity areas such as prior education, experience, independent study, or non-traditional education.

GMAT - Graduate Management Admission Test

Graduate Management Admission Council
1750 Tysons Boulevard, Suite 1100
McLean, Virginia 22102 USA
Phone: (800) 462-8669 or (703) 749-0131
Fax: (703) 749-0169
E-mail: gmacmail@gmac.com

The GMAT Test is a computer-based test given Monday through Saturday of the last three weeks of every month. The GMAT is used by most graduate business schools to predict the student's ability and performance in graduate business programs. The test has a 75 minutes verbal section, a 75 minutes quantitative section, and two 30 minutes essay writing section. The verbal section, and the quantitative section each has a 0 to 60 points, and the written section has a 0 to 6 points. The total possible points for the exam is 800 points.

GRE - Graduate Record Examination

Regular Mail:
GRE-ETS
P.O. Box 6000
Princeton, NJ 08541-6000
Phone: GRE-CALL ( 800) 473-2255
Phone: (609) 771-7670
Teletype Writer (TTW): (800) 529-3590
Fax (609) 771-7906
http://www.gre.org

Overnight Mail:
GRE
Distribution and Receiving Center
225 Phillips Boulevard
Ewing, NJ 08628-7435

The general test consists of three scored sections: the verbal section, the quantitative section, and the analytical section. 

1) The Verbal section has 30 questions to be answered in 30 minutes. This section measures the student's ability to analyze, synthesize, and evaluate sentences, concepts and words. 

2) The Quantitative section has 28 questions to be answered in 45 minutes. The test measures the students' ability to solve mathematical problems, algebra, arithmetic, geometry, data, and quantitative reasoning to given problems.

3) The Analytical section has 35 questions to be completed in 60 minutes. This section measures the student's ability to identify, evaluate, and analyze issues/arguments, and to make logical inferences from the given facts. The computer-based test is designed to increase the difficulty of the questions when the student is able to answer a given question, and reduce the difficulty when he makes a false answer.

LSAT - Law School Admission Test

Law School Admission Council
Box 2000-M
Newtown, PA 18940-0993
Phone: (215) 968-1001
TDD: (215) 968-1128
LSACinfo@LSAC.org

All the 198 law schools that are members of the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) requires their applicants to take the Law School Admission Test (LSAT). The test is administered four times a year, and tests three areas: reading comprehension, logical reasoning, and analytical reasoning. The LSAT scores range from 120 to 180 point. Each school has its on index score in which it combines students' undergraduate GPA and students' LSAT score.

MCAT - Medical College Admission Test

MCAT Program Office
P.O. Box 4056
Iowa City, IA 52243
(319) 337-1357

The MCAT is a test that must be taken by all medical colleges applicants. The test is offered twice a year, and is valid for 3 years. The MCAT has four sections:

1) Verbal Reasoning (VR) which has 65 questions with a scoring range of 1 to 13-15.

2) Physical Sciences (PS) which have 77 questions with a scoring range of 1 to 15.

3) Biological Sciences (BS) which have 77 questions, with a scoring range of 1 to 15.

4) Writing Sample (WS) which has 2 essays with a scoring range of J to T.


It is also recommended that students check the web-site of the 

Association of American Medical Colleges
,
located at 
2450 N Street, 
NW Washington, DC 20037-1127, 
TEL: (202) 828-0690
Email: mcat@aamc.org.

MAT - Miller Analogies Test

The Psychological Corporation
Miller Analogies Test
Customer Relations
19500 Bulverde Road
San Antonio, Texas 78259
Telephone: (800) 622-3231 or (210) 339-8710
Fax: (888) 211-8276
E-Mail: scoring_services@harcourt.com

The MAT - Miller Analogies Test assess the student's analytical ability, general knowledge in science, art, history, literature, mathematics, and fine arts. The test focuses on the student's ability to identify relationships between verbal and quantitative analogies skills. The test consists of 100 analogies that are to be completed in 50 minutes.  

PSAT/NMSQT - NATIONAL MERIT SCHOLARSHIP QUALIFYING TEST

PSAT/NMSQT Office
P.O. Box 6720
Princeton, NJ 08541-6720
Phone: (609) 771-7070
Fax: (609) 530-0482
TTY: (609) 882-4118
Email: psat@info.collegeboard.org
Web-site: http://www.collegeboard.org

The PSAT Test is a two hour test which is given twice on October of every year. The PSAT has five sections: two math sections, two verbal sections, and one writing skills section. Each subject is scored on a scale from 20 to 80 points for a total of 240 maximum points. About 49,000 to 51,000 applicants compete this scholarship exam every year. On April following the exam, 70% of the applicants will be notified that they were not selected to proceed to the next stage, and the remaining 30% applicants will receive letters stating that they have been selected to proceed to the semi-final stage. On September of the same year, about 13% to 14% of the applicants are awarded the National Merit Scholarship Award. The previous percentage are by no means fixed, but are given based on some of the recent tests. Therefore, they may vary dramatically from one test to another. The National Merit Scholarship semi-finalists are selected based on the PSAT score of the following areas:

1) Math - 20 Multiple choice problem solving.
2) Math - 12 Quantitative comparison questions.
3) Math - 18 Grid-Ins questions.
4) Verbal - 13 Sentence completion.
5) Verbal - 13 Analogy questions.
6) Verbal - 26 Critical reading questions.
7) Written skills - 19 Usage questions.
8) Written skills - 14 Sentence corrections.
9) Written skills - 6 Revision-in-Context

Students are encouraged to check the following web-site

NATIONAL MERIT SCHOLARSHIP CORPORATION, located at
1560 Sherman Avenue, Suite 200, 
Evanston, IL 60201-4897
Phone: (847)866-5100

SAT I & SAT II - Scholastic Assessment Tests

The College Board
45 Columbus Avenue
New York, NY 10023-6992
E-mail: apexams@info.collegeboard.org
Telephone (609) 771-7600
Telephone: (888) CALL-4-AP or (609) 771-7300
Fax: (609) 530-0482

The SAT I is a general college admission exam, and has seven sections: three verbal sections, three math sections, and one experimental section which is not scored but is used only for research, and test development. Scores range from 200 to 800 points, and each school has a desired score for admissions to the school. therefore, it is recommended that students check the desired score for the schools their are seeking admission to, so they can keep that in mind when they prepare for the test. The length of the exam is three hours, and is given seven times a year. The three math sections must be completed in one hour and fifteen minutes. The three verbal sections must be completed in one hour and fifteen minutes.

1) Math - 35 Multiple choice problem solving.
2) Math - 15 Quantitative comparison questions.
3) Math - 10 Grid-Ins questions.
4) Verbal - 19 Sentence completion.
5) Verbal - 19 Analogy questions.
6) Verbal - 40-42 Critical reading questions.

The SAT II is a selection of specific subjects test such as science.

TOEFL & TWE

TOEFL/TSE SERVICES
P.O. Box 6161
Princeton, NJ 08541-6161, USA
Telephone: (609) 771-7100
Fax: (609) 771-7500
Text Telephone (TTY): (609) 771-7714
Online Contact Form: Contact
Email: toefl@ets.org
 

Students who do not speak and write english as their native language must take the TOEFL - Test of English as a Foreign Language, which has four sections:

1) The Listening section has 30 to 50 questions which must be completed in 40 to 60 minutes, and is scored from 1 to 30 points.

2) The Structure section has 20 to 25 questions which must be completed in 15 to 20 minutes, and is scored from 1 to 30 points.

3) The Reading section has 44 to 45 questions which must be completed in 70 to 90 minutes, and is scored from 1 to 30 points. The Total score for all the three sections is from 0 to 300 points.

4) The TWE - Test Writing English. The TWE Test is a 30 minutes written essay exam when taking the TOEFL Test, and no additional fee is due for taking that exam. The exam is graded in a scale of 1 to 6. Schools use the said score to evaluate the student's ability to evaluate, analyze, and synthesize a given fact pattern under timed test conditions.

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