Prometric® Receives Approval from ACE on 10 DSST® Prior-Learning Assessment Program Exams
BALTIMORE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug 1, 2018--Prometric ®, creator of DSST ® the prior-learning assessment program, announced that the American Council on Education’s College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE CREDIT ® ) completed its review of 10 DSST exams. Eight revised DSST exams as well as two newly created exams were approved for three college credits.
The DSST credit-by-exam program is a cost-effective, time-saving way that both civilian and military students can use the knowledge that they have acquired outside the classroom to accomplish their educational and professional goals. The program offers more than 30 exams that cover a diverse range of subject areas, such as social sciences, math, applied technology, business, physical sciences and humanities.
ACE reviews DSST prior-learning exam content annually to help ensure it reflects current course curriculum, is aligned with passing grade requirements, and provides value to students pursuing degrees in higher education. To ensure that the 10 DSST exams presented for review fulfilled ACE requirements in either the upper or lower division Baccalaureate degree category, Prometric involved more than 125 subject matter experts—with master- and doctorate-level degrees—in the revision of the exams.
“Last year approximately 53,000 students took a DSST exam, with more than 70% funded by the military,” stated Steve Williams, senior vice president, Prometric. Each year tens of thousands of Americans save an average of $670 per class by completing the more than 30 nationally accredited DSST examinations that are accepted by more than 1,900 institutions nationwide.”
For more information on DSST test preparation, please visit: http://getcollegecredit.com/testprep.
Prometric enables test sponsors worldwide to advance their credentialing programs through test development and delivery solutions that set the standard in quality and service excellence. It offers a comprehensive and reliable approach to advising, developing, managing and delivering programs in an integrated, technology-enabled environment across the world’s most secure testing network or through the convenience of online testing services, delivering more than seven million tests each year in more than 180 countries. www.prometric.com
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