10 Education Acronyms All Students Should Know


Here you will find our selection of ten education acronym all students should know.


1.       GPA: Grade Point Average is the average grade earned by a student calculated by dividing the total amount of grade points earned by the total amount of classes taken.


2.       AP: Advanced placement is an exam offered to high school students that would like to earn credits towards college. The students choose the test college-level course subject among many available, and if they pass with a good score they will receive college credits.


3.       GRE: Graduate Record Examination is a test used by most universities as part of their graduate or business school admission process. The test measures verbal & quantitative reasoning, and critical thinking & analytical writing skills. The GRE test is divided in three sections: verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, and analytical writing skills.


4.       TOELF: Test of English as a Foreign Language is a test that measure the English language ability of non-native speakers. The test is divided in four sections: reading, writing, listening, and speaking. This test is accepted and required by many colleges and universities as part of the admissions process of an international student.


5.       SAT: Scholastic Aptitude Test is a test used by most colleges and universities as part of the admissions process. The test is divided in three sections: Mathematics, writing, and evidence-based reading, and optional essay.


6.       ACT: American College Testing is a test used to measure what the high school students have learned. The test is divided in four sections: Mathematics, Science, English, reading and optional writing. The test like the SAT is used by colleges and universities in the admissions process.


7.       ESL: English as Second Language is a term usually used by schools that teaches English to non-native speakers.


8.       FAFSA: Free Application for Federal Student Aid is a form used to determinate if a prospective or current college students, who need funds to cover for their college expenses, are eligible to student financial aid.


9.       STEM: Science, technology, engineering and mathematics, is a term used to address curriculum choices to help on the improvement and development of science and technology.


10.   GED: General Education Development also referred to as a General Education Diploma is a test taken by those who have not completed high school. The GED is divided in three sections: Reasoning through language arts, science, social studies, and mathematical reasoning. People who take and pass the test, earns an equivalent High School Diploma.


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