ERIC Number: ED343942
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
DANTES: A Testing Program That Can Help Your Institution Attract Able Students by Awarding Credit for What They Know.
Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.
The Defense Activity for Nontraditional Education Support (DANTES) Program is a testing service conducted by the Educational Testing Service for DANTES, an agency of the Department of Defense. DANTES' mission is to help service members obtain credit for knowledge and skills acquired through non-traditional educational experiences. Since World War II, DANTES has sponsored and administered tests that provide qualified military personnel with the opportunity to obtain academic credit, gain admission to college, and receive professional certification on the basis of independent study and job experiences. In 1983, the program was made available to all United States colleges and universities, giving civilian students the opportunity to participate. The DANTES Subject Standardized Tests are a series of about 50 tests in a variety of introductory college-level academic, vocational, and business subjects, including tests in applied technology. Test development, administration, scoring, and use are discussed in this program brochure. The American Council on Education has reviewed the DANTES test development procedures, and has approved minimum passing scores and the amount of credit that should be awarded for each test. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.