What is the ACER Scholarship Test?
The ACER Scholarship Tests are used across Australia. Their purpose is to identify academically gifted students for the express task of awarding a scholarship. The tests are designed to rank applicants, finely differentiating the top end of performance.
Applicants are required to demonstrate a range of skills such as the ability to interpret, infer, deduce and think critically. The tests are not curriculum based. Further, they do not test the student’s ability to retrieve learned knowledge.
Many private schools across Australia employ the ACER Scholarship Test in determining worthy recipients. It should be noted that a number of other private schools use other testing platforms.
Parents are advised to directly contact the school(s) concerned for information on their scholarship application process.