is a test administered and scored in a standard manner. The following are standardized test such tests as administered across the United States. Ability/ Achievement tests [edit ]
Ability/ Achievement tests are used to
evaluate a student's or worker's understanding, comprehension, knowledge and/or capability in a particular area. They are used in academics, professions and many other areas.
A general distinction is usually made between tests of ability/ aptitude (intelligence tests) versus tests of achievement (academic proficiency).
Achievement tests [edit ] Public schools [edit ] Other tests [edit ]
The test of
General Educational Development (GED) evaluates whether a person who has not received a high school diploma has academic skills at the level of a high school graduate.
Private tests are tests created by private institutions for various purposes, such as progress monitoring in K-12 classrooms.
Admissions tests [edit ]
Admissions tests are used in the admission process at elite or private
elementary and secondary schools, as well as most colleges and universities. They are generally used to predict the likelihood of a student's success in an academic setting. [3 ] Secondary School [edit ] Undergraduate [edit ] SAT - formerly Scholastic Aptitude Test ACT - formerly American College Testing Program or American College Test Graduate/Professional Schools [edit ] Language proficiency [edit ] TOEIC - Test of English for International Communication TOEFL - Test of English as a Foreign Language IELTS - International English Language Testing System Psychological tests [edit ] Professional certification tests [edit ] COMLEX-USA for osteopathic physicians Examination for Professional Practice in Psychology (EPPP), the most common certification for practitioners of Clinical Psychology in the U.S. Fundamentals of Engineering (FE), the first of two exams that must be passed to become a Professional Engineer General Securities Representative Examination, more commonly known as the Series 7 Exam, required to receive a license as a stockbroker in the U.S. Investment Company Products/Variable Life Contracts Representative Examination, more commonly known as the Series 6 Exam, for U.S. licensing to sell a limited set of securities such as mutual funds and variable life insurance Multistate Bar Examination (MBE), part of the bar examination in almost all United States jurisdictions Multistate Pharmacy Jurisprudence Examination (MPJE), a prerequisite for licensure as a pharmacist in the vast majority of U.S. jurisdictions Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination (MPRE), a requirement for bar admission in addition to the bar examination in almost all U.S. jurisdictions NAPLEX, required by all U.S. jurisdictions for licensure as a pharmacist NCLEX-PN for Licensed Practical Nurses NCLEX-RN for Registered Nurses Physician Assistant National Certifying Exam for physician assistants (PA) PRAXIS for Teacher certification Principles and Practice of Engineering Exam the second of the two exams someone must pass to become a Professional Engineer Uniform Certified Public Accountant Examination Uniform Combined State Law Examination, more commonly called the Series 66 Exam, required by some U.S. states for state certification as both a securities agent and investment adviser representative Uniform Securities Agent State Law Examination, more commonly known as the Series 63 Exam, required by almost all U.S. states for state certification as a securities agent United States Medical Licensing Examination for physicians (holders of either Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degrees) USPTO registration examination, a requirement of the United States Patent and Trademark Office for registration as a patent attorney or agent Armed Forces [edit ] ASVAB (United States) required for entry into any branch of The United States Military. References [edit ] See also [edit ]