Entrance Exam to Secondary Private school

SSAT(Secondary School Admission Test)

The Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT) is a multiple-choice aptitude test for students in grades 5-11. The test consists of verbal, quantitative (math), and reading comprehension sections. The verbal questions test your vocabulary, verbal reasoning, and ability to relate ideas logically. The quantitative (math) questions test your ability to solve problems involving arithmetic, elementary algebra and geometry, and concepts. The reading comprehension section tests your ability to understand what you read. All tests are printed in English.
In addition, the test includes a writing sample portion, which asks you to respond to a topic statement. Your essay is not graded, but a copy accompanies each SSAT score report you send to a school or consultant.
The SSAT is designed for students in grades 5 through 11 and is administered on two levels:

• Lower (for students currently in grades 5-7)
• Upper (for students currently in grades 8-11)

  Lower- Level Upper – Level Duration
Math I 25 questions 25 questions 30 min
Verbal 60 questions 60 questions 30 min
Reading 40 questions 40 questions 40 min
Math II 25 questions 25 questions 30 min
Essay One topic 25 min
    Tot: 155 min

ISEE (Independent School Entrance Exam)

The ISEE is an admission test that has lower, middle, and upper levels. The lower level is for students currently in grades 4 and 5 who are candidates for admission to grades 5 and 6. The middle level is for students in grades 5 and 6 who are candidates for grades 7 and 8.  The upper level, as you may have guessed, is for students in grades 8 through 11 who are candidates for grades 9 through 12. The ISEE has different forms at each level for security purposes.
At all levels, the ISEE consists of three parts: (a) carefully constructed and standardized verbal and quantitative reasoning tests that measure a student's capability for learning; (b) reading comprehension and mathematics achievement tests that provide specific information about a student's strengths and weakness in those areas; and (c) an essay section.
The ISEE essay is timed and written in response to a prompt.  The essay is not scored;
  Lower-Level Middle - Level Upper – Level
Verbal 34 questions (20min) 40 questions (20min) 40 questions (20min)
38 questions (35min) 37 questions (35min) 37 questions (35min)
25 questions (25min) 36 questions (35min) 36 questions (35min)
30 questions (30min) 47 questions (40min) 47 questions (40min)
Essay   One topic (30min)  
Tot: 140min 160min  160min

Register at http://erblearn.org/parents/admission/isee

TOEFL (iBT™ test)

TOEFL is an exam for students studying abroad or who have lived in the United States for less than four years. It tests English fluency and consists of four different testing sections in Reading, Listening, Speaking, Writing. The highest score in this test is 120. 
You may register and find more information about it at www.toefl.org.

Reading 3-5 paragraphs, 12-14 questions for each paragraph 60 -100min
Listening  2-3 conversational paragraphs with 5 questions for each conversation
4-6 lecture style paragraphs with 6 questions for each lectures
60 - 90min
Speaking six different topics 20min
Writing 2 tasks 50min

Register at http://www.toefl.org

SLEP TEST (Secondary Level English Proficiency)

This test is given to those students who do not speak English as their primary language; students can submit the score of the test when they apply for private school or it is sometimes used as proficiency exam in ESL private language institution.

Section 1 Section 2
Contents Listening Grammar, vocabulary, reading
Duration 74 questions/ 45min 71 questions / 45min

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College/University Entrance Exam

PSAT (Preliminary SAT)

PSAT is designed to practice prior to SAT I and is given to those 11th grade students; it is held every October, often called NMSQT (National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test). If a student shows high performance on the test then the student becomes a candidate for scholarship recipient of NMSC (National Merit Scholarship Corporation). A 10th grade student can take the test if they want. Components and formats of the test are exactly same as SAT I.

SATⅠ(Scholastic Assessment Test)

The SAT is a standardized test that objectively assesses a student’s academic aptitude and is required for college admission and participation in various summer programs. 
The test itself is primarily divided into two categories: SAT I and SAT II.
SAT I measures abilities in English and Math, while SAT II is based on various subjects.

  Critical Reading Math Writing Essay
Category 25min/2, 20min/1 25min/2, 20min/1 25min/1, 10min/ 1  
Duration 70 min 70 min 35 min 25 min
Max Score 800 Points 800 Points 800 Points  

Register at http://www.collegeboard.com

ACT (American College Testing)

The ACT is a college admission exam that may be used in lieu or in addition to the SAT.
It is divided into English, Math, Social Science, Natural Science, and Essay Writing sections. Scores range from 1 to 36.
You may take the test from September to December, and in the months of February, April and June. These dates do not overlap with SAT exams.

  English Math Reading Science Writing
Category 75 questions 60 questions 40 questions 40 questions 1 prompt
Duration 45m 60m 35m 35m 30m
Max Score 36 36 36 36 12

Register at http://www.act.org

AP (Advanced Placement Test)

AP is the abbreviation for Advanced Placement and is a set of exams that allow students to receive college credit during high school.

AP exams are closely related to SAT II exams. Although AP subjects delve deeper into their fields than the SAT II, they provide necessary assistance in preparing for the SAT II. Thus, all students should train for both AP exams and the SAT II at the same time.

AP exams take place over a period of three weeks, starting in early May. While AP subjects do not have an absolute impact on college admissions, they do provide great learning opportunities for students and hold sway with many colleges and academic institutions.

As of now, there are 34 subjects available for AP exams.

Course Descriptions Index

 Art History Biology Calculus AB Calculus BC Chemistry
Chinese Language and Culture Computer Science A English Language and Composition English Literature and Composition Environmental Science
European History French Language German Language Government and Politics: Comparative Government and Politics: United States
Human Geography Italian Language and Culture Japanese Language and Culture Latin:Vergil Macroeconomics
Microeconomics Music Theory Physics B Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism Physics C: Mechanics
Psychology Spanish Language Spanish Literature Statistics Studio Art: 2-D Design
Studio Art: 3-D Design Studio Art: Drawing United States History World History

SAT II (Subject Test)

Subject Tests are hour-long, content-based tests that allow you to showcase achievement in the specific subject areas a student excels at. 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 and send a strong message regarding your readiness to study specific majors or programs in college. In conjunction with your other admission credentials (your high school record, SAT scores, teacher recommendations, etc.), they provide a more complete picture of your academic background and interests.
Some colleges also use Subject Tests to place students into the appropriate courses. Based on your performance on these test(s), you could potentially fulfill basic requirements or receive credit for introductory-level courses.
There are 20 SAT Subject Tests in five general subject areas: English, history, languages, mathematics, and science;

English, Math1 and 2C, Biology E/M, Physics, Chemistry, World History, US History, Japanese, Chinese, German, French, Spanish, Latin, Italian, Korean, Modern Hebrew…

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