Test Descriptions

Acronym ACT
Full Name American College Test
Description/Purpose For college admission.
Registration Bulletin Here Yes
Test Given Here Yes
How to Register See website below
Website www.act.org
Acronym ATI TEAS
Full Name (Assessment Technologies Institute) Test of Essential Academic Skills
Description/Purpose For admission to a nursing program (and some colleges)
Registration Bulletin Here No
Test Given Here Yes, computer based only (not paper and pencil)
How to Register See website below and click on "Register for TEAS"
Website https://www.atitesting.com/Home.aspx
Acronym CBEST
Full Name California Basic Education Skills Test
Description/Purpose For those wishing to teach K-12 in California.
Registration Bulletin Here No – no longer published by the company
Test Given Here No: Fresno and Manteca are the nearest sites.
How to Register See website below
Website www.cbest.nesinc.com
Acronym CSET
Full Name California Subject Examinations for Teachers
Description/Purpose The CSET has been developed by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) for prospective teachers who choose to or are required to meet requirements for certification by taking examinations.
Registration Bulletin Here No – no longer published by the company
Test Given Here No
How to Register See website below
Website www.cset.nesinc.com
Acronym B-CLAD OR CLAD
Full Name (Bilingual), Cross-Cultural, Language and Academic Development
Description/Purpose Certificate program for credential candidates who haven't completed a CSUS credential program.
Registration Bulletin Here No. Contact the Teacher Education Office (667-3357) for the Stanislaus B-CLAD requirements, or the Credentials Office (667-3534) for information on the state test, or ETS at 1-916-928-4002.
Test Given Here No
How to Register See website below
Website www.csustan.edu/TeacherEd/pages/BCLAD.html
Acronym CLEP
Full Name College Level Examination Program
Description/Purpose For meeting some lower-division (G.E.) requirements. Applicants to CSUS should consult the catalog or Diane Lambert in Evaluations (667-3152).
Registration Bulletin Here No. Try Humphreys College or UOP in Stockton (946-2521 or Fresno State (559-278-2457.
Test Given Here No
How to Register See website below
Website http://clep.collegeboard.org/register/exam
Acronym EPT/ELM
Full Name English Placement Test and Entry Level Math Test
Description/Purpose For placement in CSU's G.E. English and math courses if students are not otherwise exempt (see the current catalog for exemption information).
Registration Bulletin See website below
Test Given Here Yes, for all CSU students
Website http://www.ets.org/csu/about
Register for Test Here https://ept-elm.ets.org/CSU/
Acronym GRE
Full Name Graduate Record Exam
Description/Purpose For admission to some graduate programs.
Registration Bulletin Here Yes
Test Given Here No: It's computer based. Centers are in Fresno, Sacramento, and the Bay Area.
How to Register See website below
Website www.gre.org/
Acronym GMAT
Full Name Graduate Management Admission Test
Description/Purpose For admission to MBA programs.
Registration Bulletin Here Yes
Test Given Here No: it's computer based. Centers are in Fresno, Sacramento and the Bay Area.
How to Register See website below
Website www.gmac.com
Acronym LSAT
Full Name Law Schools Admission Test
Description/Purpose Required for admission to Law School
Registration Bulletin Here No
Test Given Here No
How to Register See website below
Website www.lsac.org
Acronym MAT
Full Name Miller Analogies Test
Description/Purpose The MAT is a high-level mental ability test requiring the solution of problems stated as analogies used by some graduate programs for admission purposes.
Registration Bulletin Here No - information on website only
Test Given Here No
Website http://pearsonassess.com/
Acronym MCAT
Full Name Medical College Admission Test
Description/Purpose The Medical College Admission Test is a standardized, multiple-choice examination designed to assess problem solving, critical thinking, and writing skills in addition to the examinee's knowledge of science concepts and principles prerequisite to the study of medicine.
Registration Bulletin Here No
Test Given Here No
How to Register See website below
Website www.aamc.org/students/mcat/
Acronym PRAXIS
Full Name Praxis Series
Description/Purpose Assessments which provide educational tests and other services that states (other than California) use as part of their teaching licensing certification process. The Praxis I® tests measure basic academic skills, and the Praxis II® tests measure general and subject-specific knowledge and teaching skills.
Registration Bulletin Here No
Test Given Here No
How to Register See website below
Website www.ets.org
Acronym RICA
Full Name Reading Instruction Competence Assessment
Description/Purpose To clear a multiple subject credential
Registration Bulletin Here No – no longer published by the company
Test Given Here No: Fresno and Sacramento are the nearest sites.
How to Register See website below
Website www.rica.nesinc.com
Acronym SAT
Full Name Scholastic Assessment Test
Description/Purpose For college admission
Registration Bulletin No, see link below
Test Given Here Yes
How to Register See website below
Website www.collegeboard.com
Acronym SSAT
Full Name Single Subject Assessments for Teaching
Description/Purpose For admission to a single subject credential program for those who have not completed an approved waiver program for that subject.
Registration Bulletin Here No
Test Given Here No - Effective July 2005, all Single Subject Assessments for Teaching will no longer be offered as they will have been replaced with the CSET.
How to Register n/a
Website n/a
Acronym TOEFL
Full Name Test of English as a Foreign Language
Description/Purpose For college admission for those whose high school education was not in English.
Registration Bulletin Here Yes
Test Given Here No: it's computer based. Centers are in Fresno, Sacramento and the Bay Area.
How to Register See website below
Website www.toefl.org
Acronym WPST
Full Name Writing Proficiency Screening Test
Description/Purpose For eligibility to enroll in the upper division writing courses (WP courses) required to graduate from this campus.
Registration Bulletin Here Yes
Test Given Here Yes. It's also given in Stockton for pre-registered candidates only.
How to Register See website below
Website www.csustan.edu/wpst/