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Prometric® Receives Approval from ACE on 10 DSST® Prior-Learning Assessment Program Exams


American Council on Education (ACE) Recommends All Titles for College

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."


DSST Exam Title

2018 ACE Credit Approved Recommendation

History of the Vietnam War

3 Baccalaureate

of the Western World

3 Baccalaureate


3 Baccalaureate

Ethics in Technology

3 Baccalaureate

of Education

3 Baccalaureate

to Geography (Formerly Human and Cultural Geography)

3 Baccalaureate

Introduction to Geology

3 Baccalaureate

to Law Enforcement

3 Baccalaureate

of Public Speaking

3 Upper Baccalaureate

Civil War and Reconstruction

3 Baccalaureate

Updated Exam Fact Sheets

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About Prometric

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.

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