UKiset, UK independent schools' entry test, is a computerized adaptive testing developed for students age 9-18 who want to apply to a UK private school. It is an English test which measures four skills: Non-Verbal Reasoning, Verbal Reasoning, Mathematics and English skills. The standardized assessment can test students' learning potential and English proficiency, which can be seen as the applicant's strengths, weaknesses and preference in learning. The test results will be compared with British students of the same age to provide a fair environment in which students of all backgrounds can apply for the best schools.
At present, there are hundreds of famous primary and secondary schools in the UK using UKiset as the primary criterion for selecting students, including Eton College, Harrow School, Charthouse School and other old public schools. In the past, each private school used its own entrance examinations. Applicants were required to take different entrance examinations if they would like to apply for different schools. The UKiset test can be used to apply to multiple schools at the same time. Some schools use UKiset scores to assess whether the applicant is suitable (there may be further tests) ); other schools use UKiset test as a standard entrance exam. On the one hand, it reduces the cost of applying for British schools; on the other hand, it reduces the number of times they take tests. The test enables students to understand their level and make the most appropriate decision during application, and the school will respond to the application more quickly. After the students enter the school, the teachers can have a better idea of the students' academic ability and his/her advantages and disadvantages, and lead them on the right track from the very beginning.
It means that in the exam, the difficulty of the question will be adjusted according to the examinee's answer. Generally speaking, the questions are more and more difficult. If the examinee can answer well in the first half of the exam, the questions will become more and more difficult in the second half of the exam.
Results are valid for one year, and The test can be re-taken after 6 months.