National Tests

Paper/pencil-based Tests

Computer-based Tests

The following computer-based tests are available year round. External links will open in a new window.

Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT)
The GMAT is a standardized assessment that helps business schools evaluate the qualifications of applicants for advanced study in business and management.


Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
The GRE General Test measures verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, critical thinking, and analytical writing skills that are not related to any specific field of study. Prospective graduate applicants take the General Test. GRE test scores are used by admissions or fellowship panels to supplement undergraduate records and other qualifications for graduate study. The scores provide common measures for comparing the qualifications of applicants and aid in evaluating grades and recommendations.
  • To register go to GRE Information or call the CBTC administrator at (989)774-1092.

Medical College Admission Test (MCAT)
Almost all U.S. medical schools require applicants to submit MCAT scores. Medical college admission committees consider MCAT scores as part of their admission decision process.

Miller Analogy's Test (MAT)
The MAT is a high-level mental ability test requiring the solution of problems stated as analogies. Performance on the MAT is designed to reflect candidates’ analytical thinking, an ability that is critical for success in both graduate school and professional life.
  • To register for the Miller Analogies Test and schedule an appointment, call the CBTC administrator at
    (989)774-1092.

National Board of Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS)
The National Board of Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) exam is administered to those desiring to become a National Board Certified Teacher.
  • To register for the NBPTS and schedule an appointment, call the CBTC administrator at (989)774-1092.

PRAXIS I - Computerized PPST
PRAXIS I: Pre-Professional Skills Tests (PPST) are designed to measure basic skills in reading, writing, and mathematics. Colleges and universities may use Praxis I: Pre-Professional Skills Tests to evaluate individuals for entry into teacher education programs. The assessments are generally taken early in your college career.
Assessments are available in two formats: paper or computer-based.
  • To register go to ETS The Praxis Series or to schedule an appointment, call the CBTC administrator at
    (989)774-1092.

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
All international students are required to submit proof of English proficiency and the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) test is the most widely accepted English-Language Test in the world.

 

Other tests
Available through PearsonVUE testing services. Visit PearsonVue website for additional information.

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Paper/Pencil-based Tests

The following paper/pencil-based tests are available year round. External links will open in a new window.
For more information please see the Web site provided or call the CBTC administrator at (989)774-1092.

ACT National Examination (College Admission)
ACT National Examination (College Admission) The ACT® test assesses high school students' general educational development and their ability to complete college-level work.
• The multiple-choice tests cover four skill areas: English, mathematics, reading, and science.
• The Writing Test, which is optional, measures skill in planning and writing a short essay.


SAT Examination (College Admission)
The SAT measures literacy, numeracy, and writing skills and is used by many colleges or universities as a part of its admissions process.
LSAT (Law School Admission)
The Law School Admission Test (LSAT) is a half-day, standardized test administered four times each year at designated testing centers throughout the world. All American Bar Association-approved law schools, most Canadian law schools, and many other law schools require applicants to take the LSAT as part of their admission process.
Graduate Record Examination Subject Tests (GRE)
Any graduate, business or professional school, or any department or division within a school, may require or recommend that its applicants take the General Test, a Subject Test, or both. Prospective graduate applicants take the Subject Tests and the GRE test score is used by admissions or fellowship panels to supplement undergraduate records and other qualifications for graduate study. The Subject Tests are given at paper-based test centers worldwide three times a year.
Michigan Test for Teacher Certification (MTTC)
Section 1531 of Public Act 451 (1976), as amended by Public Act 267 (1986), Public Act 282 (1992), and Public Act 289 (1995), mandates a testing program as part of Michigan’s teacher certification requirements. The purpose of the tests is to ensure that each certified teacher has the necessary basic skills and content knowledge to serve in Michigan public schools. The examinations of the Michigan Test for Teacher Certification (MTTC) program are the only tests that satisfy the testing requirement for teacher certification in Michigan at this time.

Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB)
The Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB) evaluates advanced-level English language competence of adult nonnative speakers of English. The MELAB is a secure test battery and is administered only by the ELI-UM and ELI-UM authorized official examiners in the United States and Canada.

Professional Assessment for Beginning Teachers (PRAXIS)
The Praxis Series™ assessments provide educational tests and other services that states use as part of their teacher licensure and certification process. The Praxis I® tests measure basic academic skills, and the Praxis II® tests measure general and subject-specific knowledge and teaching skills.

Certification for Health Education Specialists (CHES) Go to www.nchec.org for information.

Explore (ACT Talent search) Go to www.act.org/explore for information.

 

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