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Australia

The AEAS test is an assessment test that provides school’s additional information about prospective students separate from their school reports. It is used by prospective schools to determine whether to accept a students’ application, and if any additional support is needed for the student prior to starting school. To register for an AEAS test, please refer to the following link https://rms.aeas.com.au/mod/AEASP/PRegSet.cgi.

The link will prompt the student to choose a location and time for the examination. Students will need to have the following information prepared in order to complete registration:

  • current school information
  • the year the student is applying for
  • which school(s) the student wishes to apply for,
  • the student’s passport or ID number and information,
  • a passport size photo to be uploaded
  • test fee will be AUD520, which will cover the students test scores being sent to up to three schools of their choice
  • Should the student wish to apply to more than three schools, there will be an additional AUD15 cost per school

The AEAS test is available in three levels; 4th to 6th grade, 7th to 9th grade, and 10th to 12th grade. The test includes 3 sections:

Section Time Exam Format Details
English Language Proficiency section 2 hours N/A vocabulary, reading comprehension, writing and listening skills, and speaking ability
Mathematical Reasoning Ability 45 minutes 30-40 multiple choice questions; understanding of mathematical concepts
Non-Verbal General Ability section 30 minutes analyzing pattern sequences, and selecting the next item from four or five possible answers. general ability level

The AEAS does not have a passing score, but instead will show if a student is below, above, or at the same level as other students in the same grade. Students will receive their score ten working days after the test date, and this score will remain valid for a year after the test date. The AEAS test can be retaken every three months.

For more information, please refer to the following link: https://aeas.com.au/


Canada

TOEFL Junior tests are intended for students ages 11+, and are used to determine the students English level, so that they may be placed in an appropriate classroom setting accordingly. The TOEFL is administered year round, with registration for a certain test date due the month before. For more information about test dates, locations, and fees, refer to the following link: https://www.ets.org/epn_directory

There are two TOEFL Junior tests available: The TOEFL Junior Standard Test and TOEFL Junior Speaking Test. The Standard Test is a written examination that runs for a total of 1 hour and 55 minutes.

Section Time Details
listening comprehension 40 mins student’s ability to listen and understand English
language form and meaning 25 mins measures the student’s proficiency in English grammar and using vocabulary in its correct context
reading comprehension 50 mins measure a student’s ability to read and understand texts written in English

Each section will have a total of 42 items, and is scored between 200-300, for a total TOEFL Junior Standard Test score between 600 – 900.

The TOEFL Junior Speaking Test is a digitally delivered test that measures a student’s English speaking abilities. The testing time is 18 minutes, and will be scored from 0 to 16.

For more information, please refer to the following link: https://www.ets.org/toefl_junior


United Kingdom

UKiset is an entry test in English for students wishing to enter the UK education system. In order to sit for a UKiset exam, the student must first register on their website. After the student’s registration is confirmed, UKiset will contact the student with a test date and location. The total
fee is £295. The test will take a total of 2 hours, with results within 3 business days. Results will be sent to the student, who can then choose up to 5 schools of their choice to send their full UKiset profile too (with an £50 charge for any additional school). Exam results are valid for one year, and the UKiset may be retaken every six months.

There are three key components to the UKiset exam.

Section Details
Reasoning test mathematics, verbal, and non-verbal reasoning questions
English test multiple choice exam that tests the student’s English reading and listening abilities
Handwritten essay 30 minutes to write an essay on the topic

For more information and to register for the examination, please refer to the following link: https://www.ukiset.com/


United States

Some schools – mostly private middle and high schools – will require a SSAT (Secondary School Admission Test) score when applying. The test is administered once a month from October to April, and again in June. The fee is $279 USD. For more information on specific dates and testing sites, refer to the following link: https://ssat.org/test-center-search

The test will be a total of 3 hours and 5 minutes, with two breaks in between parts. The test will have three core sections:

Section Details
Quantitative (mathematics) section knowledge of quantitative concepts such as algebra and geometry
Reading comprehension There will be reading passages presented, along with various questions that measure the students ability to understand the content of the passage
Verbal reasoning test the students ability to identify synonyms and analogies

Students applying to grades 6 through 8 will take the Middle Level SSAT, while students applying to 9th through 12th will take the Upper Level SSAT. Each section is scored separately, and will be added up to present the student with a final sum score. The range for the Middle Level SSAT is from 440 to 770 points per section, and a total score from 1320 to 2310. The range for the Upper Level SSAT is from 500 to 800 points per section, and a total score from 1500 to 2400. There will be an additional writing sample that is not scored but used as a way for school prospects to assess a students writing skills, and an experimental section which will include a mix of the three core sections and is used for future versions of the SSAT.

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