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accomplishment screenings which (I) allow high school pupils a chance to obtain entrance to higher learning institutions with advanced standing or (ii) measure university-level aptitude obtained via individual study and various other untraditional manners of study.

ADVANCED PLACEMENT EXAMINATIONS: "Advanced placement examinations are commonly used among most all universities and community colleges alike to allow students to start their school at the stage appropriate for them, not requiring them to repeat material they've already covered."

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