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~ Standardized Testing - Glossary of Terms

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ACT: American College Test – It assesses high school students' general educational development and their ability to complete college-level work. The ACT is accepted by many colleges and universities for admission.
AP: Advanced Placement Tests are used for college credit or placement.
CEEB: College Entrance Examination Board ETS: Educational Testing Services – Administers and scores tests for the College Board.
CLEP: College Level Examination Program – Provides students with the opportunity to exhibit college-level achievement examinations in undergraduate college courses.
PSAT/ NMSQT: The Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test – It's a standardized test that provides first hand practice for the SAT Reasoning Test. It also gives students a chance to enter National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) scholarship programs. This test is given to every freshman, sophomore and junior at Archbishop John Carroll High School.
SAT: SAT Reasoning Test – The SAT is used for admission to most colleges and universities. Most colleges and universities use the scores to predict how well a prospective student will perform in college.
SAT Subject Tests: SAT Subject Tests – Measures knowledge of classroom subjects. This test is required by many competitive colleges for admission or placement.
TOEFL: Test of English as a Foreign Language – Assesses the English proficiency of students whose native language is not English.