Academic Assessment Services conduct scholarship examinations for many schools across Australia.
Our tests are suitable for students entering Year 4 to Year 11 and are customised and specific to a school’s needs. Scholarship tests use higher-order items to distinguish students of higher ability. We use secure multiple forms to avoid any practice advantage and our results are reported in both scholarship rankings and normative terms. Scholarship tests are administered scored and reported by Academic Assessment Services and can be held on a date chosen to suit your school’s particular needs. We also offer the service of testing remote, interstate and overseas students.
Students are assessed in:
- Abstract Reasoning and Problem Solving – this test assesses the ability to reason with and analyse information using verbal, mathematical, figural and spatial concepts
- Mathematics Achievement and Reasoning – for primary and junior secondary students these tests assess curriculum-related mathematics tasks and mathematical reasoning tasks. Middle and senior secondary students are assessed on mathematics reasoning tasks. These are different to curriculum-based mathematics and focus on problem-solving skills
- Reading Comprehension – this test assesses the ability to remember, locate, analyse, evaluate, derive and combine text propositions with fiction and non-fiction texts of increasing complexity
- Written Expression – this test assesses students’ facility with written language. A stimulus is provided for students to produce a piece of writing in a particular genre (e.g. narrative or argument) depending on the requirements of the School.