Graduate Management Admission Test Materials

The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) assesses analytical writing, quantitative reasoning, verbal reasoning, and integrated reasoning skills, as a standardized test used for admissions to graduate business programs worldwide. The test is computer adaptive, meaning the difficulty of questions adjusts based on the test-taker’s responses. Scores are used by business schools as part of the admissions process to evaluate applicants’ potential for success in their programs.

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Cambridge’s Victory for the GMAT® Test course is packed with data-driven core content review and timed practice opportunities. Students begin the course with a pre-test that allows teachers to customize student instruction and focus time on task. The Victory curriculum presents every question type and teaches students strategies to earn their best possible score. The companion Online Power Builder offers additional practice opportunities for students who need more time to master tested skills, while the four practice tests in the Victory student text plus the adaptive test available in the Score Booster offer ample practice opportunities.

Cambridge’s Victory for the GMAT® Test and companion Online Power Builder is designed to maximize instructional time and provide ample practice opportunities. With over 36 hours of core content review, the Victory book gives teachers content and test-strategy items in all subject areas tested on the GMAT exam. Teachers cover only those sections most needed by their students as shown on their computer-generated lesson plans. The Victory book also contains 18 quizzes and 4 full-length practice tests and provides practice opportunities that can be completed in or out of class. The companion Online Power Builder includes review exercises for students who need more time to master test skills and is designed for out-of-class completion. 

Cambridge’s Victory for the GMAT® Test teacher guides systematically present core content and skills, test-taking strategies, and explanations to all classroom text exercises and quizzes. The course concept outlines help instructors guide students through well-defined content review. Student text items are included in the teacher’s guide for a more user-friendly teaching experience.

Cambridge’s companion PowerPoints feature the items covered in the Victory for the GMAT® Test lesson plans. The PowerPoints can be used to save teacher prep time and run the class efficiently, allowing students to follow along in their textbooks or read each item on a PowerPoint presentation.

Cambridge’s eCelePrep for the GMAT® Test is a comprehensive online course that provides up to 30 hours of rigorous curricula in an interactive and self-guided format. This course is available on all devices, including computers, tablets, and smartphones so students have access wherever the internet is available. eCelePrep contains pre- and post-tests and lesson units that help students understand and leverage the GMAT’s test-mechanics, master tested concepts, and develop game plans to answer even the toughest questions. Students also have access to graded practice quizzes and timed mini tests. Although no teacher involvement is necessary, teachers can track student progress, time on task, individual results, and scoring.

The Score Booster for the GMAT is an interactive database developed to build skills, improve test-taking techniques, and boost test scores. The Score Booster features a full-length, adaptive practice test. Students who need more than one practice test experience can retake the adaptive test sections and work through the additional Integrated Reasoning and essay-writing practice activities. Students receive a scaled score for each test attempt and can review each of their attempts and read explanations for each question.

Teacher Professional Development

Cambridge’s Test DeMystifier Professional Development gives teachers a thorough understanding of the GMAT test. Teachers learn about test mechanics including the test structure and format; timing of each subject test – Reading, Writing and Language, English, Math, and Science; tested content and skills within each subject and in what proportion; and analysis of the new Essay, including the passage, prompt, and expectations. With practice problems in Reading, Writing and Language, English, Math, and Science teachers learn high-value test-taking strategies for items most frequently encountered on the test; how different forms of “data” are integrated throughout the tests; how to address student-produced response questions, and about evidence-based questions. Teachers also gain insight into the scoring of the tests and the aligned scale scores for any suite of exams.

Cambridge’s Introduction to Testing Readiness provides teachers with a thorough understanding of how to effectively prepare students using any one of Cambridge’s test preparation materials including Victory for the GMAT Test and EccelePrep for the GMAT texts. Led by a Cambridge Master teacher and customized for your implementation model your teachers will analyze the Cambridge Course Concept Outline, understand the instructional layout and progression of the Cambridge materials, consider different course structures and timings, learn how to target instruction based on ability levels while incorporating building basic skills into your program, review applicable Item Indexes and Crosswalks to Standards, explore the mechanics of the applicable test in terms of test structure, timing, content, frequency and skills for each section of the test (e.g. Writing, Language, Reading, Math, and Science), learn best practices for implementing and differentiating instruction, and gain insight into question types, concepts tested, common distractors, and assigning homework. This professional development assumes use of Cambridge materials for a skill building or test preparation program.

Teachers will take a dive into their own students’ data to understand how to effectively use the Cambridge data reports (reports may include Student Summary and Item Analysis, Instructor Summary, Error Analysis, Content Distribution, Formative Connection, Lesson Plans, and others) to more effectively address skill gaps and target instruction. Topics include the pre-assessment process and the importance of timely and accurate feedback, linking assessment items to instructional objectives and differentiating among learners to drive score increases across the spectrum of achievement. Teachers will also learn powerful GMAT test-taking strategies to incorporate in the classroom.

Student and Family Workshops

The ScoreCelerator Workshop for the GMAT test offers an intensive review of solid test taking techniques, high-value targets that offer the best return on preparation time, and powerful test-taking strategies. Students will learn how to avoid common errors and use the test structure to maximum advantage. Topics include:

  • The mechanics of the test:
    • How the test is written and scored
    • How just a few more correct questions can dramatically increase scores – every problem matters,
    • Common distractors
  • A systematic analysis of each section of the test:
    • Mapping of item types
    • Timing and pacing of the test
    • Proportion of problems
  • The need to be a wise test-taker:
    • In-depth strategies
    • How to get the best return on preparation and practice
  • Workshop practice problems are used illustrate test mechanics and strategies

The Student Motivation Workshop encourages students to set high expectations for educational and personal goals, and to start planning for the future now. Emphasizing the importance of good test scores and conscientious preparation to build a competitive application, students learn the impact education has on career choices and earnings, today’s top jobs and in-demand college degrees, how to maximize opportunities for admission and financial aid, and the importance of solid practice and preparation for the challenges of the GMAT test.