Prometric's DSST Credit by Exam Program Launches with New Content

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Prometric, the leading global provider of technology-enabled testing and assessment services and the administrator of the DSST credit by exam program, is excited to announce the launch and availability of 10 of its most popular DSST exams with new content. Starting today, the 10 refreshed exams are accessible over the Internet or in paper format to commercial and military students interested in earning quick college credits for a passing exam score.

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College administrators, awarding bodies and students should rest assured that the subject matter and content of all DSST exams are reflective of course content and representative of an evolved level of knowledge in any of the subject areas.

While the DSST program offers a total of 37 exams in unique subject areas, the 10 exam titles launching with new content are: Substance Abuse, Introduction to Computing, Ethics in America, Criminal Justice, Personal Finance, Management Information Systems, Here's to Your Health, Fundamentals of College Algebra, Principles of Statistics and Introduction to World Religions. A refreshed practice exam is also available for each title.

Regular content updates keep the DSST exams compliant with the rigorous standards of the American Council on Education (ACE), which recommends the exams for credit, as well as relevant to test takers and aligned to college curriculums. It also enhances the security and integrity of the exams through prevention of item overexposure.

"The colleges that accept DSST credits do so based on the ability of the exams to match up with certain course requirements, and this alignment is critical to the success of the DSST program," said Jean Steinke, DSST Senior Product Planner at Prometric. "College administrators, awarding bodies and students should rest assured that the subject matter and content of all DSST exams are reflective of course content and representative of an evolved level of knowledge in any of the subject areas."

About the DSST Program

Almost any adult who has gone back to school is familiar with credit by exam programs that allow them to earn college credit for life experience. The DSST program is Prometric's proprietary program of 37 exams in college subject areas such as Social Sciences, Math, Applied Technology, Business, Physical Sciences and Humanities. Learners who take and pass a DSST exam are given college credit applied toward their degree. DSST exams are administered by more than 1,200 colleges, universities and military facilities worldwide and are recommended for college credit by the American Council on Education (ACE). Close to 2000 colleges and universities offer course credit for a passing score on the DSSTs, offering a quick and easy way for current or future students of any age to "short cut" their degree program by saving them the time of having to sit in a class and the money of having to pay for it.

About Prometric

Prometric, a wholly-owned subsidiary of ETS, is the recognized global leader in technology-enabled testing and assessment services and the winner of CLO Magazine's Learning in Practice 2007 Customer Service Award. Its comprehensive suite of services, including test development, test delivery and data management capabilities, allows clients to develop and launch global testing programs as well as accurately measure program results and data. Prometric reliably delivers and administers tests on behalf of 450 clients in the academic, professional, healthcare, government, corporate and information technology markets. It delivers tests flexibly via the Web or by utilizing a robust test center network in 135 countries. For more information, please visit http://www.prometric.com.

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