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    Default Wow. Found a pass rate document online, shows pass rates for CLEP and DSST

    I found this while searching for finance related info for dsst.
    I don't know much about it other than it looks reasonable from what I have heard.
    I was told when I passed American Govt that it had the lowest pass rate of all the cleps so that makes sense.

    http://www.dantes.doded.mil/dantes_w...ased_exams.pdf

    I pasted the contents here in case the pdf is lost at some point.


    FY10 PASS RATES COMPUTER-BASED
    TESTING PROGRAM TEST NAME VOLUME PASS RATE
    CLEP
    07 - COL MATH 5,252 39%
    08 - ENG COMP 4,558 29%
    81 - ANALY & INT LIT 4,478 67%
    11 - COL ALG 3,385 17%
    74 - PRIN OF MGT 3,086 30%
    77 - SPANISH 2,788 86%
    71 - FRESH COL COM 2,767 62%
    04 - HUMANITIES 2,598 30%
    05 - SOC SCI & HIST 2,151 40% 68 - INFOSYS & CA 1,885 54%
    80 - HIST OF US I 1,767 29%
    31 - INTRO SOCIO 1,643 43%
    70 - INTRO PSYCH 1,633 47%
    02 - NAT SCIENCES 1,566 41%
    30 - AMER GOVT 1,465 24%
    79 - HIST OF US II 1,412 30%
    09 - ENG COMP/ESSAY 1,274 41%
    92 - COL CPMP MOD ECBT 1,274 71%
    18 - BIOLOGY 977 33%
    14 - HUM GRO & DEV 727 23%
    91 - COL COMP ECBT 622 55%
    69 - PRIN OF MKTG 595 61%
    73 - MICROECON 573 25%
    65 - WEST CIV I 567 47%
    72 - MACROECON 564 26%
    37 - AMER LIT 550 17%
    20 - ENG LIT 365 27%
    66 - WEST CIV II 363 42%
    17 - INTRO BUS LAW 283 25%
    89 - FINANCIAL ACCOU 210 13%
    26 - CHEMISTRY 190 8%
    76 - FRENCH 182 52%
    67 - INTRO ED PSY 176 18%
    75 - GERMAN 174 56%
    87 - PRECALCULUS 157 35%
    62- CALCULUS 73 26%

    DSST 474 - ETHICS IN AMERICA 3,792 35%
    532 - PRINCIPLES OF SUP 2,766 91%
    536 - INTRO TO COMPUTING 2,698 57%
    508 - HERE'S TO YOUR HEALTH 1,476 48%
    530 - HUMAN RES MGMT 1,208 60%
    495 - SUBSTANCE ABUSE 1,197 39%
    531 - ORG BEHAVIOR 954 50%
    496 - INTRO TO WORLD RELIG 840 33%
    511 - ENV AND HUMANITY 657 63%
    424 - FUND OF COL ALGEBRA 600 13%
    551 - MGMT INFO SYS 585 45%
    470 - HUMAN CULTURAL GEO 578 42%
    497 - INTRO TO LAW ENF 573 59%
    543 - INTROTO BUSINESS 555 72%
    820 - TECHNICAL WRITING 552 73%
    483 - THE CIVIL WAR AND REC 526 40%
    450 - PRINCIPLES OF STAT 409 32%
    490 - LIFESPAN DEV PSY 364 33%
    498 - CRIMINAL JUSTICE 354 28%
    512 - PRINCIP OF PHY SCI 320 59%
    550 - PERSONAL FINANCE 304 43%
    473 - HIST OF THE VIETNAM WAR 283 33%
    500 - ASTRONOMY 269 59%
    562 - FUND OF COUNSELING 242 57%
    471 - RISE FALL OF THE SOV UN 227 38%
    524 - PRINCIPLES OF FINANCE 193 18%
    548 - MONEY AND BANKING 189 21%
    812 - BUSINESS MATHEMATICS 182 0%
    494 - GENERAL ANTHROPOLOGY 170 39%
    534 - BUSINESS LAW II 165 49%
    469 - INTRO TO MOD MID EAST 157 34%
    525 - PRINCIP OF FINAN ACCT 141 21%
    519 - PHYSICAL GEOLOGY 136 10%
    461 - ART IN THE WESTERN WLD 122 34%
    475 - BUSINESS ETH AND SOC 105 70%
    489 - FOUNDATIONS OF ED 80 55%
    465 - WEST EUR SINCE 1945 71 45%
    834 - PRINCIP OF PUB SPEAK 10 70%
    829 - PRINCIP OF PUB SPEAK 6 67%
    833 - PRINCIP OF PUB SPEAK 5 20%
    832 - PRINCIP OF PUB SPEAK 3 33%
    BSBA CIS from TESC, BA Natural Science/Math from TESC
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    Default Use search.

    This has been discussed at length many times over the years. Using the search feature will provide you with several good discussions on this topic. Quick recap: Pass rates may be skewed downward because of people testing with no preparation because it's free to them.
    63 CLEP Sociology
    75 CLEP U.S. History II
    63 CLEP College Algebra
    70 CLEP Analyzing and Interpreting Literature
    68 DSST Technical Writing
    72 CLEP U.S. History I
    77 CLEP College Mathematics
    470 DSST Statistics
    53 CLEP College Composition
    73 CLEP Biology
    54 CLEP Chemistry
    77 CLEP Information Systems and Computer Applications

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    Ok sorry. Yeah that does make sense on the low pass rate.
    BSBA CIS from TESC, BA Natural Science/Math from TESC
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    I never studied for a single CLEP or DSST when I was in the Army (I took 22 of them).

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    Thank you for sharing this! Since the list gets updated yearly, it's nice to see the most recent report. I bet that a lot of our new members haven't seen it before and it can be pretty eye-opening.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yenisei
    I never studied for a single CLEP or DSST when I was in the Army (I took 22 of them).
    Very smart! How did you do on the tests with low passage rates? Did you end up passing them all?

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    I should have taken more exams than I did, and I didn't take ones I had any doubts I would pass, and I did pass them all. From my transcript, here is my list:

    CLEP

    Principles of Management
    Principles of Marketing
    German Language
    Western Civ I and II
    US History I and II
    Soc Sci & History
    Humanities
    Calculus
    Freshman College Composition

    DSST

    Money & Banking
    Intro to Business
    Civil War and Reconstruction
    Human Cultural Geography
    Human Resource Management
    Organizational Behavior
    Principles of Supervision
    Here's to Your Health
    Astronomy
    Personal Finance
    History of Europe since 1945

    After I left the Army, I took Intro Bus Law and Bus Law II, which I did study for. Of the bunch I took while I was in the Army, I think only Calculus and Money & Banking can be considered difficult exams, and I had previously had Calculus in high school several years before.

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    What's with the 0% pass rate for Biz math??

    I've never heard of that being a terribly difficult exam?

    BSBA Gen'l Management-TESC

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    CLEP's Completed:
    Western Civ I&II-62,58 respectively
    US History I&II-both 65
    Freshman Comp-65
    Natural Sciences-51
    Humanities-62
    Macro&Micro Eco-66,68 respectively
    Social Sciences and History-54
    Principles of Marketing-66
    American Gov't-61
    Intro to Psych-68
    Human Growth & Development-63
    A&IL-70
    P of Management-63
    English Comp w/essay-62
    BizLaw-67

    DSST's completed: P of Supervision-452, Orgz'l Behavior-73, HRM-60, Intro to Business-449, Intro to comp'ing-429, MIS-446, M&B-59, P of Finance-427, P of Financial Accounting-64, BizLaw2- 68, Biz Ethics-

    ALEK's courses completed:
    Pre-calculus
    Introduction to Statistics

    TECEP's:
    Public Relations Thought & Practice
    Ops Management
    Biz Policy

    TESC Courses:
    Managerial *Comm*-A



    Hours so far = 123

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    I actually like studying for these even if some of them I might have been able to pass even just barely.
    Of course I walked into the computer applications one without studying but thats different since I work in the industry.
    Marketing was super easy but was fun to study and I did learn a little about how marketers think.
    BSBA CIS from TESC, BA Natural Science/Math from TESC
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    Ready for your CLEP exam?

    Study for your exam using the same CLEP Study Guides used by thousands of members of this discussion forum!


    I would expect to see a change now that DoD has made CLEPs one attempt free then pay for the pass.

    Aircav
    CLEPs
    Business Law --74
    Biology --68
    Psychology--72
    Sociology--79
    Principles of Management--73
    US History I--64
    US History II--66
    Macroeconomics--67
    Marketing--70
    Human Growth and Dev--64
    American Govt--67
    A&L Literature--72
    Western Civ I--73
    Western Civ II--65

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