Tests for studying in USA
The TOEFL iBT® test, administered via the Internet, is an important part of your journey to study in an English-speaking country.The TOEFL iBT test measures your ability to use and understand English at the university level. And it evaluates how well you combine your listening, reading, speaking and writing skills to perform academic tasks.
Who Takes the TOEFL® Test?
More than 30 million people from all over the world have taken the TOEFL® test to demonstrate their English-language proficiency. The average English skill level ranges between Intermediate and Advanced.
- Students planning to study at a higher education institution
- English-language learning program admissions and exit
- Scholarship and certification candidates
- English-language learners who want to track their progress
- Students and workers applying for visas
Who Accepts TOEFL Test Scores?
More than 9,000 colleges, agencies and other institutions in over 130 countries accept TOEFL scores. For more information, including using your scores to satisfy visa requirements in Australia and the U.K., how to find institutions that accept TOEFL scores
The SAT is a globally recognized college admission test that lets you show colleges what you know and how well you can apply that
knowledge. It tests your knowledge of reading, writing and math — subjects that are taught every day in high school classrooms.
Almost all colleges and universities use the SAT to make admission decisions.
Taking the SAT is the first step in finding the right college for you — the place where you can further develop your skills and
pursue your passions.
What does SAT test?
The SAT doesn’t test logic or abstract reasoning. It tests the skills you’re learning in school: reading, writing and math. Your
knowledge and skills in these subjects are important for success in college and throughout your life.
The critical reading section includes reading passages and sentence completions.
The writing section includes a short essay and multiple-choice questions on identifying errors and improving grammar and usage.
The mathematics section includes questions on arithmetic operations, algebra, geometry, statistics and probability.
SAT Subject Tests
Subject Tests are hour-long, content-based tests that allow you to showcase achievement in specific subject areas where you excel.
These are the only national admission tests where you choose the tests that best showcase your achievements and interests.
SAT Subject Tests allow you to differentiate yourself in the college admission process or send a strong message regarding your
readiness to study specific majors or programs in college.
Some colleges also use Subject Tests to place students into the appropriate courses. Based on your performance on the test(s), you
could potentially fulfill basic requirements or receive credit for introductory-level courses.
Why take the tests
Some colleges require or recommend that you take SAT Subject Tests. In addition, you can enhance your application, demonstrate knowledge you’ve gained outside the classroom, and potentially place out of introductory courses.
There are 20 SAT Subject Tests in five general subject areas: English, history, languages, mathematics and science.
SAT Subject Tests
Math Level 1
Math Level 2
French with Listening
German with Listening
Spanish with Listening
Chinese with Listening
Japanese with Listening
For college and career readiness
ACT has collected and reported data on students' academic readiness for college since 1959. This legacy allows us to boldly declare that not enough students are ready for today's demands. Which means our nation's kids can't count on future success. We want to help educators, parents, and policymakers change that.
ACT's College and Career Readiness System provides a longitudinal approach to educational and career planning through assessment, curriculum support, and student evaluation. Aligned with the ACT College and Career Readiness Standards and ACT College Readiness
Benchmarks, the College and Career Readiness System encourages student academic and behavioral planning through early
identification of educational and career goals in diverse educational institutions.
Building the educated and employed
communities of tomorrow
Our goals are simple: Open up doors to better paying jobs, new careers, college classrooms, and a brighter future. Together with educators, administrators, legislators, and employers, we will transform our high school equivalency program into a lifelong learning opportunity.
Where We Stand and What We Do
GED Testing Service offers the only learner-centric program that is recognized and portable from state to state. The program is based on the expectations and standards for college- and career-readiness and will lead to better outcomes in education.
Where we stand
We’re facing a national crisis. Millions of adults, without high school diplomas, lack the skills and knowledge to succeed in the 21st Century marketplace. This impacts every community in America. But worse, it’s devastating to the adults who want to fulfill the American dream of a better life for themselves and their families.
We need to give these adults and their families a fighting chance. We need to give them the tools, resources and knowledge--through a high school equivalency program--to prepare them for college or a good job with good wages. And in doing so, employers and colleges deserve a credential that signifies something meaningful.
That’s why GED Testing Service has built not just a new test but a new comprehensive program that ensures that their credential signifies that the recipient has the skills and knowledge necessary to take the next critical steps in their lives. We owe these adults nothing less as their futures depend on it.
What we do
GED Testing Service has developed not just a new test but a comprehensive GED® program that, in today’s tech-savvy world, lives up to the expectations of employers, colleges and the GED® test-takers themselves.
It’s the only nationally recognized high school equivalency program that is personalized, aligned with current career and college-readiness expectations, encompasses basic technology skills and connects GED® test-takers to career and higher education opportunities.
The new GED® program is a one-stop resource for adult education providing test preparation, easy online access to test scores, tools and guides, a custom plan to achieve GED® test success and connects GED® test-takers to career and higher education opportunities.
The new GED® program is offered exclusively on computer, based on the recommendations of researchers, business leaders, college officials, workforce investment groups and former test-takers, all of whom say that basic technology skills are essential to determining whether a test-taker has the skills to succeed in college and career.
The GED® program gives adults a fighting chance to go to college or get a better job. For 70 years, we’ve made it our mission to help adults succeed.
More than 19 million Americans have earned a high school equivalency credential through the GED Testing Service. In the process, we set the gold standard for high school equivalence. The test provides assurance that the credential recipient has the necessary knowledge and skills to succeed in college or in today’s workforce.
The new GED® program makes the testing process easier and more convenient, provides detailed analyses of test-takers’ strengths and areas that need improvement, as well as critical post-test tools that help guide them through next steps—whether it’s navigating the college admissions process or outlining the steps needed to qualify for a particular job.
Quality graduate business programs worldwide rely on the GMAT to make admissions decisions. When it comes to your career advancement and professional growth, there is no comparison. The GMAT exam positions you for success in the classroom and in your career. Discover why the GMAT exam is the test of choice among students worldwide, and why employers demand and value the skills demonstrated on the GMAT exam.
The GMAT exam has been the test of choice by the world’s business leaders to get into the world’s leading business schools for one reason – it works.
About the GRE® revised General Test
One Test for Graduate and Business School. More Opportunities for Success.
Getting an advanced degree can create many opportunities. In fact, recent data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and The Organisation for Economic Co-operation (PDF) illustrates how education pays in higher earnings and lower unemployment rates.
Whether you are planning to go to graduate school or business school — or just exploring your options — you are taking an important step toward your future. It is a smart move to show schools your best and with the GRE® revised General Test, you can! That's the Power of Confidence — only with the GRE revised General Test.
The GRE revised General Test gives you the Power of Confidence to help you do your best. With the GRE revised General Test, you decide which scores to send to schools. If you feel you didn't do your best on test day, that's okay. You can retake the test and then send only the scores you want schools to see. It's all part of the ScoreSelect® option, only available with GRE tests.
Plus, the GRE revised General Test is the only admissions test for graduate or business school that lets you skip questions within a section, go back and change answers, and have control to tackle the questions within a section you want to answer first.
The GRE revised General Test features question types that closely reflect the kind of thinking you'll do in graduate or business school.
Verbal Reasoning — Measures your ability to analyze and evaluate written material and synthesize information obtained from it, analyze relationships among component parts of sentences and recognize relationships among words and concepts.
Quantitative Reasoning — Measures problem-solving ability using basic concepts of arithmetic, algebra, geometry and data analysis.
Analytical Writing — Measures critical thinking and analytical writing skills, specifically your ability to articulate and support complex ideas clearly and effectively.
Learn more about the content and structure of the GRE revised General Test.
Who Takes It?
Prospective graduate and business school applicants from all around the world who are interested in pursuing a master's, MBA, specialized master's in business or doctoral degree take the GRE revised General Test. Applicants come from varying educational and cultural backgrounds and the GRE revised General Test provides schools with a common measure for comparing candidates' qualifications.
GRE scores are used by admissions or fellowship panels to supplement your undergraduate records, recommendation letters and other qualifications for graduate-level study.
The Praxis Series tests are taken by individuals entering the teaching profession as part of the certification process required by many states and professional licensing organizations.
Praxis® Core Academic Skills for Educators (Core)
These tests measure academic skills in reading, writing and mathematics. They were designed to provide comprehensive assessments that measure the skills and content knowledge of candidates entering teacher preparation programs. See Praxis Core information.
Praxis® Subject Assessments (formerly the Praxis II® tests)
These tests measure subject-specific content knowledge, as well as general and subject-specific teaching skills, that you need for beginning teaching. See Praxis Subject Assessments information.
State Testing Requirements
Praxis® Subject Assessments Test Content and Structure
The Praxis® Subject Assessments (formerly the Praxis II® tests) consist of three groups of tests:
Subject Assessments — Measure general and subject-specific teaching skills and knowledge. Tests include both selected-response and constructed-response (essay) questions.
Principles of Learning and Teaching (PLT) Tests — Measure your general pedagogical knowledge at one of four grade level ranges: Early Childhood, K–6, 5–9 and 7–12. These tests feature selected-response questions and short constructed-response prompts based on information provided in case studies.
Teaching Foundations Tests — Measure pedagogy in four areas: Multiple Subjects, Mathematics, English and Science. These tests feature selected-response and constructed-response questions.
Praxis Subject Assessments are 1, 2, 2.5, 3.5 or 4 hours long and include selected-response questions, essay or constructed-response questions, or a combination of both question types. The number of questions and length of each test varies depending on the test.
Since 1979, organizations around the world have used the TOEIC® test to hire, place and promote employees.
The PCAT is a specialized test that helps identify qualified applicants to pharmacy colleges. It measures general academic ability and scientific knowledge necessary for the commencement of pharmaceutical education. The PCAT is constructed specifically for colleges of pharmacy.
• The PCAT is constructed specifically for use by colleges of pharmacy for admission purposes.
• The design and content of the PCAT are determined by the types of abilities, aptitudes, and skills deemed essential by colleges of pharmacy and by research concerning the kinds of tests that most accurately predict success in science-oriented courses.
• Periodic reviews of the test content are conducted with deans, faculty, and administrators from schools of pharmacy to ensure that the test items reflect current pharmacy prerequisite and curriculum requirements.
• The PCAT Test Blueprint on the following page lists the content and the time allowed for each of the six subtests in the order in which they appear on the PCAT.
• The listed percentages of item types and content areas included in each multiplechoice subtest are approximate and may vary slightly from test form to test form.
• Included in the Biology, Chemistry, Reading Comprehension, and Quantitative Ability multiple-choice subtests are a few experimental items that are not counted toward your score.
• These experimental items are being tested for future use on PCAT test forms and will not affect your score. Since the experimental items are embedded, it is very important that you do your best on all the items and sections of the test.
• When taking the test, you can only work on subtests in the order they are given