My OU Cousin is Ignas Rekasius, a native Lithuanian. After graduating from high school, he went to university in Scotland. He is presently on a one year exchange program to the United States. So far, we have attended the OU Cousins Pumpkin Carving Event and had a nice lunch at the Oklahoma Memorial Union. Over this lunch, we discussed the differences between the American and European school systems, specifically with regards to testing. Evidently, testing is quite different in Europe! If I recall correctly, he said that the college entrance exams have higher stakes than the SAT or the ACT because it is possible to fail the entrance exams in Europe. While I enjoy taking tests, it would certainly have been much more stressful if I had had to worry about failing.