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A standardized test is a test administered and scored in a standard manner. The following are such tests as administered across the United States.


Achievement tests

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.


IQ tests

In public schools

Other tests

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

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.[2]

Secondary School

  • ISEE - Independent School Entrance Examination
  • SSAT - Secondary School Admission Test
  • HSPT - High School Placement Test


Graduate/Professional Schools

Language proficiency

  • IELTS - International English Language Testing System
  • TOEIC - Test of English for International Communication
  • TOEFL - Test of English as a Foreign Language
  • TSE - Test of Spoken English
  • TWE - Test of Written English

Psychological tests

Professional certification tests

Armed Forces

ASVAB (United States) required for entry into any branch of The United States Military.


  1. ^ EXPLORE web page
  2. ^ "Glossary", Oregon Student Admissions Commission. Retrieved 4/1/08.

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