Graduate School Testing Resources

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GRE (Graduate Record Examination): Required by most academic graduate schools (also some nursing schools).

LSAT (Law School Admission Test): Required by law schools.

GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test): Required by MBA programs in business schools.

MCAT (Medical College Admission Test): Required by medical schools.

DAT (Dental Admission Test): Required by dental schools.

PCAT (Pharmacy College Admission Test): Required by many pharmacy schools (CA exempt).

OAT (Optometry Admission Test): Required by most optometry schools.

CBEST (California Basic Educational Skills Test): Standardized test throughout California and Oregon for individuals wanting to teach at public schools.

CSET (California Subject Examination for Teachers): Tests used to evaluate the mastery of subject matter by prospective K-12 teachers.

Praxis: Designed to evaluate the academic skills needed to prepare for a career in education.

RICA (Reading Instruction Competency Assessment): Required for those seeking to teach elementary school or an Education Specialist credential.

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language): Designed to measure the English proficiency of ESL (English as a Second Language) individuals.

Test preparation programs are offered by many companies as well as non-profit organizations. These programs vary in duration and prices. Each test website will offer more information on test preparation services available. In addition there are various books and web resources that can help with test preparation, such as Exam Focus.