A standardized test is a test administered and scored in a standard manner.
I. The GED Examination is divided into 5 tests:
1. Language Arts, Writing
2. Social Studies
4. Language Arts, Reading
The five tests are designed to measure the knowledge and skills that a student should have acquired after four years in high school. One important thing about the tests is that even though the questions may involve a specific area of study such as science, you don?t have to memorize specific facts, details, dates, or even exact definitions.
Much of this information is given to you in the test itself. You will have to be able to read and understand the material that is presented and then to answer questions about it.
With the exception of the essay part of the Writing Skills test, all of the questions in the GED Examination are multiple choice. You will be given a brief statement, short passage,. map, table, or diagram, and then you will have to answer one or more multiple-choice questions about this material.
II. The NEW SAT Exam!
The SAT exam was recently updated in March of 2005. The new test is a measure of the critical thinking skills you’ll need for academic success in college. The SAT assesses how well you analyze and solve problems?skills you learned in school that you’ll need in college. The SAT is typically taken by high school juniors and seniors.
Each section of the SAT is scored on a scale of 200?800, with two writing subscores for multiple-choice and the essay. It is administered seven times a year in the U.S., Puerto Rico, and U.S. Territories, and six times a year overseas.
SAT Question Types
The SAT includes a Critical Reading, Math, and Writing section, with a specific number of questions related to content.
The Unscored Section
In addition, there is one 25-minute unscored section, known as the variable or equating section. This unscored section may be either a critical reading, math, or writing multiple-choice section. This unscored section does not count toward the final score, but is used to try out new questions for future editions of the SAT and to ensure that
scores on new editions of the SAT are comparable to scores on earlier editions of the test.
III. The ACT Assessment is designed to assess high school students’ general educational development and their ability to complete college-level work.
The tests cover four skill areas: English, mathematics, reading, and science reasoning.
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.
What the GMAT® Measures
IV. The GMAT® exam measures basic verbal, mathematical, and analytical writing skills that you have developed over a long period of time in your education and work. It does NOT measure:
* your knowledge of business,
* your job skills,
* specific content in your undergraduate or first university course work,
* your abilities in any other specific subject area, or
* subjective qualities—such as motivation, creativity, and interpersonal skills.
Format and Timing
The GMAT® exam consists of three main parts, the Analytical Writing Assessment, the Quantitative section, and the Verbal section.