Published on Friday, 14 August 2009 15:31
he Ameson Scholastic Test (AST) took place Aug. 23 & 24, at 31 different test centers throughout China. More than 500 students took the test this year. The objective of the AST is to evaluate Chinese high school students' academic abilities in the context of both Chinese education system standards and those required by elite overseas universities.
The AST was originally designed by AECEF international test experts in 2002. Since its inception, the test has evolved every year. A physics portion was included on this year's test, making it the third subject area tested, in addition to English and mathematics. A chemistry portion and economics portion will also be added in the future.
In 2002, the University of Cambridge adopted the AST as its main screening measure for Chinese students. Today, more than 17 top universities use this test as a means of evaluating Chinese students' abilities, including Harvard University's Summer Institute (SI), the University of Chicago, and the University of Melbourne, who in 2008 began admitting Chinese applicants solely based on AST results and personal interviews.
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