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    2 brand new exams

    Exam Fact Sheets | DSST | Get College Credit

    Math for Liberal Arts
    3 Baccalaureate
    Math for Liberal Arts
    Real number systems, sets and logic, metric system, conversions and geometry, algebra, graphs and functions, linear systems and inequalities, exponents and logarithms. This exam was newly created January 2017 and includes content reviewed by the American Council on Education (ACE).

    Principles of Advanced English Composition
    3 Baccalaureate
    Principles of Advanced English Composition
    Elements of effective writing, reading and writing arguments and using secondary sources. This exam was newly created January 2017 and includes content reviewed by the American Council on Education (ACE).
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  • #2
    I'm thinking of taking the math exam to see what it's like. There is a -$17 code now through Jan 31. Enter Promo Code TAKE17OFF
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    • #3
      ACE says:

      Principles of Advanced Composition: In the lower-division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in english [sic] composition II. Credit is recommended for examinees with scores of 40 and above. (11/16).

      The big advantage (?) of this exam appears to be just answering multiple choice questions instead of having to write essays:

      This examination is a multiple-choice exam designed to evaluate whether candidates possess the knowledge and understanding that would be gained by taking an upper level college course in English Composition. The exam covers topics including types of writing, elements of effective writing, reading and writing arguments and using secondary sources. Prometric's DSST exams traditionally have 100 items per form to be completed in 2 hours. However, in this instance, based on the recommendations from the subject matter experts involved in the development of this exam, this has been reduced to 64 items per form to be completed in the 2 hour time frame. Each form contains scenarios to which multiple items apply; therefore, this allows candidates time to read these larger bodies of text.
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      • #4
        ACE says:

        Math for Liberal Arts (SQ300; SR300)

        Credit Type: Exam
        ACE Course Number: 0076
        Organization: DSST by Prometric
        Location: Over 1,900 colleges and universities recognize the DSST program and award college credit for passing scores. Colleges, universities and corporations throughout the United States and in some other countries administer tests year-round. All test center locations can be found at DSST | Get College Credit.
        Length: 2 hours
        Dates Offered: 11/1/2016 - 10/31/2019
        Description: This examination is a multiple-choice exam designed to evaluate whether candidates possess the knowledge and understanding that would be gained by taking an upper level college course in Math for Liberal Arts. The exam covers topics including real number systems, sets and logic, metric system, conversions and geometry, algebra, graphs and functions, linear systems and inequalities, exponents and logarithms including financial literacy and counting; and probability theory and statistics. Prometric's DSST exams traditionally have 100 items per form to be completed in 2 hours. However, in this instance, based on the recommendations from the subject matter experts involved in the development of this exam, this has been reduced to 80 items per form to be completed in the 2 hour time frame. This allows time for calculation and arithmetic. Candidates will be able to use a calculator for this exam.
        Skills Measured: The skills measured include real number systems (11 percent); sets and logic (16 percent); metric system, conversions, and geometry (12 percent); algebra, graphs, and functions (11 percent); linear systems and inequalities (8 percent); exponents and logarithms, including financial literacy (22 percent); and counting, probability theory, and statistics (20 percent).
        Credit Recommendation: In the lower-division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in mathematics or quantitative literacy. Credit is recommended for examinees with scores of 54 and above for SQ300 and 52 and above for SR300. (11/16).
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        • #5
          It's difficult to believe that it could be easier than the Applied Liberal Arts Math TECEP, but it would be interesting to hear your perspective.
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          • #6
            3 weeks ago
            http://www.degreeforum.net/saylor-or...eral-arts.html

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            • #7
              Originally posted by KayV View Post
              It's difficult to believe that it could be easier than the Applied Liberal Arts Math TECEP, but it would be interesting to hear your perspective.
              I took the TECU Applied Liberal Arts course while I was a student, it was easy - but doing anything for 12 weeks is annoying (at least for me) and EXPENSIVE (tuition plus required text). I hate everything to do with TECEPs, I also took 1- might have been 2- as a student. I wouldn't even consider it with the other options out there- otoh, DSST testing centers are close to me and cheap. I'll let you know!
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              • #8
                Originally posted by cookderosa View Post
                I took the TECU Applied Liberal Arts course while I was a student, it was easy - but doing anything for 12 weeks is annoying (at least for me) and EXPENSIVE (tuition plus required text). I hate everything to do with TECEPs, I also took 1- might have been 2- as a student. I wouldn't even consider it with the other options out there- otoh, DSST testing centers are close to me and cheap. I'll let you know!
                When you could take TECEP's for residency, it was a no-brainer! They also had some UL business courses that were harder to get. I also liked not having to go to a testing center, ours is pretty far and inconvenient.

                Now, with these 2 options, and SL and Study.com, I'm willing to be almost no one will take a TECEP ever. I certainly won't recommend even the English Comp II TECEP for those who already have English Comp I (like I did).
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                TECEP - Technical Writing 84% (3cr), English Comp II 79% (3cr), Applied LibArts Math 90% (3cr), Public Relations 70% (3cr), Computers 75% (3cr)
                DSST - Intro to Computers/437 (3cr), Prin of Pers Finance/458 (3cr) - 2011 CLEP - Management/69 (3cr UL), Marketing/67 (3cr UL) - 2011

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                • #9
                  My husband needs both English Comp's, and now he can take the CLEP modular and the DSST Advanced and get credit with no essays! He can write ok, but does NOT enjoy it at all.

                  I also have a friend who needs both, and is a good test-taker, but isn't a great typist, so this is a great option for that type of person as well.

                  More expensive to do both, but without having the essays is a great option for a lot of people.
                  WVNCC - A.A.S. - 5/2017
                  TESU BSBA in HR
                  (in progress) - 112cr, only 3 more classes to go...
                  GGU Certificate in Management - 2000

                  TECEP - Technical Writing 84% (3cr), English Comp II 79% (3cr), Applied LibArts Math 90% (3cr), Public Relations 70% (3cr), Computers 75% (3cr)
                  DSST - Intro to Computers/437 (3cr), Prin of Pers Finance/458 (3cr) - 2011 CLEP - Management/69 (3cr UL), Marketing/67 (3cr UL) - 2011

                  Ed4Credit - Accounting II 85% (3cr) Penn Foster - Financial Management 92% (3cr UL) ALEKS - Int Alg (3cr) - 2011, College Algebra (3cr) - 2015 Sophia - Project Management 85% (3cr UL) - 2015 Insurance Inst. of America - Ethics 72% (2cr) - 2015 Kaplan PLA (3cr) - 2015 Add'l ACE Credits (5cr UL) - 2000

                  Palomar College - Organizational Theory (3cr) - 2015 Mission College (36cr) - 92-98 Golden Gate Univ (12cr UL, 3cr LL) - 98-00 San Jose State Univ (12cr UL, 9cr LL) - 88-89

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                  • #10
                    the DSST math is probably similar to the Uexcel Contemporary Mathematics
                    Excelsior College | Contemporary Mathematics

                    https://my.excelsior.edu/documents/7...thematics.pdf/

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                    • #11
                      I would like to use IC to study for the English Comp II DSST. Could anyone recommend the closest set to this?\

                      Also: Can I take DSST's at home? Trying to do this before work or after work might be a problem for me.

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                      • #12
                        Math for Liberal Arts is 1 + 1 = 3

                        Way cool that DSST came out with new tests.

                        Originally posted by cookderosa View Post
                        2 brand new exams

                        Exam Fact Sheets | DSST | Get College Credit

                        Math for Liberal Arts
                        3 Baccalaureate
                        Math for Liberal Arts
                        Real number systems, sets and logic, metric system, conversions and geometry, algebra, graphs and functions, linear systems and inequalities, exponents and logarithms. This exam was newly created January 2017 and includes content reviewed by the American Council on Education (ACE).

                        Principles of Advanced English Composition
                        3 Baccalaureate
                        Principles of Advanced English Composition
                        Elements of effective writing, reading and writing arguments and using secondary sources. This exam was newly created January 2017 and includes content reviewed by the American Council on Education (ACE).
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by cookderosa View Post
                          Math for Liberal Arts
                          3 Baccalaureate
                          Math for Liberal Arts
                          Real number systems, sets and logic, metric system, conversions and geometry, algebra, graphs and functions, linear systems and inequalities, exponents and logarithms. This exam was newly created January 2017 and includes content reviewed by the American Council on Education (ACE).
                          I could have used this 10 years ago!
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by SaebScholar View Post
                            I would like to use IC to study for the English Comp II DSST. Could anyone recommend the closest set to this?\

                            Also: Can I take DSST's at home? Trying to do this before work or after work might be a problem for me.
                            DSSTs are like CLEPs. Study, then make an appointment at a proctored testing center (usually a college or university) to take the test.
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by cookderosa View Post
                              2 brand new exams

                              Exam Fact Sheets | DSST | Get College Credit

                              Math for Liberal Arts
                              3 Baccalaureate
                              Math for Liberal Arts
                              Real number systems, sets and logic, metric system, conversions and geometry, algebra, graphs and functions, linear systems and inequalities, exponents and logarithms. This exam was newly created January 2017 and includes content reviewed by the American Council on Education (ACE).

                              Principles of Advanced English Composition
                              3 Baccalaureate
                              Principles of Advanced English Composition
                              Elements of effective writing, reading and writing arguments and using secondary sources. This exam was newly created January 2017 and includes content reviewed by the American Council on Education (ACE).
                              The old DF group would be ecstatic. The new DF group is wondering when the SL version is coming out.
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