DSST (standardized test)

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DSST (formerly DANTES Subject Standardized Tests) are credit-by-examination tests originated by the United States Department of Defense's Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES) program. The program is an extensive series of 38 examinations in college subject areas that are comparable to the final or end-of-course examinations in undergraduate college courses. These tests are frequently used in conjunction with CLEP (College Level Examination Program) tests by students pursuing college degrees in non-traditional formats. Whereas CLEP tests are almost exclusively used for lower level credit at regionally accredited institutions, DSST's are available for both upper and lower level credit.

Prometric administers Internet-based versions of DSSTs under contract with the Defense Department (for military personnel) or on a fee basis (for civilians).

List of tests[edit]

(Test Form Number) (Title) (Credit Amount in Semester Hours) (Minimum Score (Scaled score))

Mathematics[edit]

  • SF/SG 424 Fundamentals of College Algebra 3B 400 Criterion-based
  • SE 450 Principles of Statistics 3B 400 Criterion-based

Social Science[edit]

  • SE 461 Art of the Western World 3B 48
  • SE 465 Contemporary Western Europe: 1946-1990 3B 48
  • SE 469 An Introduction to the Modern Middle East 3B 44
  • SF/SG 470 Human/Cultural Geography 3B 48
  • SE 471 Rise and Fall of the Soviet Union 3BU 45
  • SF 473 A History of the Vietnam War 3B 49
  • SE/SF 483 The Civil War and Reconstruction 3BU 47
  • SE 489 Foundations of Education 3B 46
  • SF/SG 490 Lifespan Developmental Psychology 3B 46
  • SF 494 General Anthropology 3B 47
  • SE 495 Substance Abuse 3BU 400 Criterion-based
  • SG/SH 497 Introduction to Law Enforcement 3B 45
  • SF/SG 498 Criminal Justice 3B 400 Criterion-based
  • SG/SH 562 Fundamentals of Counseling 3B 45

Business[edit]

  • SF/SG 524 Principles of Finance 3BU 400 Criterion-based
  • SF 525 Principles of Financial Accounting 3B 49
  • SF 530 Human Resource Management 3B 48
  • SF/SG 531 Organizational Behavior 3B 48
  • SE/SF 532 Principles of Supervision 3B 400 Criterion-based
  • SE 534 Business Law II 3BU 52
  • SF 536 Introduction to Computers 3B 400 Criterion-based
  • SE/SF 543 Introduction to Business 3B 400 Criterion-based
  • SG/SH 548 Money and Banking 3BU 48
  • SE 550 Personal Finance 3B 400 Criterion-based
  • SE 551 Management Information Systems 3BU 400 Criterion-based
  • SF 812 Business Mathematics 3B 400 Criterion-based
  • SI/SO 475 Business Ethics and Society 3BU 400 Criterion-based

Physical Science[edit]

  • SF 500 Astronomy 3B 48
  • SF/SG 508 Here's to Your Health 3B 400 Criterion-based
  • SF/SG 511 Environment and Humanity: The Race to Save the Planet 3B 46
  • SE 512 Principles of Physical Science I 3B 47
  • SF 519 Physical Geology 3B 46

Applied Technology[edit]

  • SF/SG 820 Technical Writing 3B 46 (Optional Essay is last question)

Humanities[edit]

  • SF/SG 474 Ethics in America 400 Criterion-based
  • SE 496 Introduction to World Religions 3B 49
  • SE 815* Principles of Public Speaking 3B 47

B = Baccalaureate Program | BU = Baccalaureate Upper Division | T = Technical Program

  • In addition to a minimum score of 47 on the multiple-choice test, an examinee must also receive a passing grade on the speech which is graded separately.

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