MIlitary Equivalency Project A Closer Look at DSST

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MI-litary Equivalency Project: A Closer Look at DSST Exams

MI-litary Equivalency Project: A Closer Look at DSST Exams

Katie Giardello Director, Veteran & Transfer Initiatives Michigan Center for Student Success Michigan Community

Katie Giardello Director, Veteran & Transfer Initiatives Michigan Center for Student Success Michigan Community College Association

Go. To. Webinar Housekeeping • This presentation is being recorded • A copy of

Go. To. Webinar Housekeeping • This presentation is being recorded • A copy of the presentation will be available about a week from now • Attendees are in listen-only mode • Please submit questions on the right side of your screen

MEP Highlighted Resources See https: //micmve. org/military-equivalency-project/ and http: //www. mhec. org/mcmc-resources for more

MEP Highlighted Resources See https: //micmve. org/military-equivalency-project/ and http: //www. mhec. org/mcmc-resources for more resources Previous Events – Catch up on what you may have missed! 11. 9. 16 @ 3 -4 PM, Building Campus Strategy for the MI-litary Equivalency Project. Click here to view the slideshow from this webinar. Click here to review the event’s recording. 11. 29. 16 @1: 30 -3 PM, Talking PLA and Transferability, presented by the Council on Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL). Click here to review the event’s recording. 1. 26. 17 @ 1 PM, The ACE Review Process- Insights from MI Faculty. Click here to access the event recording. Click here to review the slideshow from this webinar. 4. 21. 17 @ 10 -11 AM – Exploring Campus Workflows Around Awarding Direct Credit for JST , featuring Community College of Baltimore County and the University of West Georgia. Click here to review the slideshow for this webinar. Click here to review the event recording and see the MEP website for supporting documents. On-Demand Resources Recommended for Additional Understanding Using the Joint Services Transcript (JST) and the Military Guide (ACE) ACE MOS Review (ACE) ACE Tools and Resources (ACE) Mapping Military Training and Occupations to Postsecondary Credentials (ACE)

Upcoming Events – Mark Your Calendars! MEP Upcoming events: June 2, 2017, 10 AM-3

Upcoming Events – Mark Your Calendars! MEP Upcoming events: June 2, 2017, 10 AM-3 PM at Jackson College – MEP Campus Planning Seminar, featuring ACE training and facilitated planning discussions. Click here to read more about this event and register here. September 26, 2017, 10 AM-4 PM , Lansing, MI – MEP ACE Credit Mapping Summit (open to all disciplines, with emphasis on healthcare and special strand for Nursing). Plan to stay over or come back for the CMVE’s 5 th Annual Conference, Serving Veterans in the Classroom, on September 27, 2017 10 AM-4 PM. MCMC Upcoming events: June 20 – 11 E , Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC) Degree Network System Rebooted with Gerry Walsh, Assistant Director for the Degree Network System. Register here. June 23 – Time TBA , Defense Language Institute Webinar – Registration coming soon!

DSST Credit by Exam Webinar 2017

DSST Credit by Exam Webinar 2017

Agenda • DSST Overview • Accepting DSST Credits • DSST Test Centers • How

Agenda • DSST Overview • Accepting DSST Credits • DSST Test Centers • How to Become a DANTES Fully Funded Site • DSST Website and Support Copyright © 2017 Prometric, Inc. All rights reserved. 8

F O W E I V R E V O DSST EXAMS Copyright ©

F O W E I V R E V O DSST EXAMS Copyright © 2017 Prometric, Inc. All rights reserved. 9

Suite of Exams for College Credit The nationally recognized DSST Credit-by-Exam Program helps your

Suite of Exams for College Credit The nationally recognized DSST Credit-by-Exam Program helps your students receive college credit for learning acquired outside the traditional classroom. Quick Facts • 36 Exam titles • Recommended for college credit by American Council on Education (ACE) • 90 minutes (test limit is 2 hrs. ) • $80 exam fee, Eligible military students first attempts free • Over 1, 900 institutions award DSST exams for credit • More than 1, 200 institutions deliver DSST exams (test centers) Copyright © 2017 Prometric, Inc. All rights reserved. 10

DSST Credit-by-Exam Titles Copyright © 2017 Prometric, Inc. All rights reserved. 11

DSST Credit-by-Exam Titles Copyright © 2017 Prometric, Inc. All rights reserved. 11

How Does it Work- A Student’s Perspective 1. Students who want to take a

How Does it Work- A Student’s Perspective 1. Students who want to take a DSST exam will contact their advising office (or Base Education Office for military members) to ensure the exams cover their needs. 2. Students prepare and schedule the exam with their local testing center. 3. On the day of the exam, the student registers online via the secure site and pays for the exam fee. The first attempt is free for eligible military students. 4. Students can view their score online. A formal Score Report / Transcript can be sent to their institution. Copyright © 2017 Prometric, Inc. All rights reserved. 12

T I D E R C G N I ACCEPT FOR DSST EXAMS Copyright

T I D E R C G N I ACCEPT FOR DSST EXAMS Copyright © 2017 Prometric, Inc. All rights reserved. 13

Align & Accept Credit Review Content: • Exam Fact Sheets • Supporting documents Copyright

Align & Accept Credit Review Content: • Exam Fact Sheets • Supporting documents Copyright © 2017 Prometric, Inc. All rights reserved. 14

American Council on Education (ACE) Review Important process, via a third-party, to review the

American Council on Education (ACE) Review Important process, via a third-party, to review the quality of Prometric/DSST exams and offer recommendations for college credit • ACE selects a team to conduct independent review –Masters degree level subject matter experts – 3 to 5 reference materials per title • DSST exam credit recommendations are valid for 3 years • ACE National Guide http: //www 2. acenet. edu/credit/? fuseaction=browse. get. Organizatio n. Detail&FICE=300162 Copyright © 2017 Prometric, Inc. All rights reserved. 15

R E T S I N I M D A O HOW T A

R E T S I N I M D A O HOW T A DSST EXAM Copyright © 2017 Prometric, Inc. All rights reserved. 16

Become a DSST Test Center! Step 1 Fill out the application form at www.

Become a DSST Test Center! Step 1 Fill out the application form at www. getcollegecredit. com/testcenters Step 2 Sign Letter of Agreement with Prometric Step 3 Receive instructional email with Administration Guide Step 4 Proctors complete the Certification Exam Step 5 Installation of the Lockdown software… and you’re good to go! Copyright © 2017 Prometric, Inc. All rights reserved. 17

 “FULLY-FUNDED” S R E T N E C G N I T S

“FULLY-FUNDED” S R E T N E C G N I T S E MILITARY T Copyright © 2017 Prometric, Inc. All rights reserved. 18

Support Military Students Benefits: • DANTES helps eligible military members and eligible spouses pursue

Support Military Students Benefits: • DANTES helps eligible military members and eligible spouses pursue their educational goals by funding DSST exams (first attempts only). • To cover your cost to administer exams, DSST will pay $25 for each exam delivered in the military testing domain. Copyright © 2017 Prometric, Inc. All rights reserved. 19

DANTES FULLY FUNDED How it works 1. When an eligible student comes in to

DANTES FULLY FUNDED How it works 1. When an eligible student comes in to test, the information is captured within the testing platform. 2. The number of fully funded tests delivered is recorded on a monthly report. 3. Prometric DSST pays each site the total amount on the report. 20

DANTES FULLY FUNDED Important Reminders § Test administration and proctor fees are not applicable

DANTES FULLY FUNDED Important Reminders § Test administration and proctor fees are not applicable for DANTES-funded military and military-approved candidates. § Test Centers may charge civilian and non-funded military candidates a administration fee. § Two forms of ID are required. Armed Forces of the United States Military ID & U. S Government or State-Issued Photo ID. 21

Marketing DSST EXAMS Copyright © 2017 Prometric, Inc. All rights reserved. 22

Marketing DSST EXAMS Copyright © 2017 Prometric, Inc. All rights reserved. 22

DSST Website www. getcollegecredit. com • Institution Search –Is your college/institution listed properly? •

DSST Website www. getcollegecredit. com • Institution Search –Is your college/institution listed properly? • Delivering, accepting, fully-funded? • Program recourses –Technical Data Sheet, Scoring Methodologies & Summary of Test Development Processes –Exam Fact Sheets –Contact/support –Proctor information • Print or order marketing materials-All Free! Copyright © 2017 Prometric, Inc. All rights reserved. 23

Marketing Materials www. getcollegecredit. com/contact Click on “receive marketing materials” Copyright © 2017 Prometric,

Marketing Materials www. getcollegecredit. com/contact Click on “receive marketing materials” Copyright © 2017 Prometric, Inc. All rights reserved. 24

DSST on Social Media-Follow us! Copyright © 2017 Prometric, Inc. All rights reserved. 25

DSST on Social Media-Follow us! Copyright © 2017 Prometric, Inc. All rights reserved. 25

Spreading the Word • Raising awareness about DSST exams covering major influencers • Military

Spreading the Word • Raising awareness about DSST exams covering major influencers • Military Educators, College Administrators and Registrars, College Testing Associations, Academic Advisors, and Prior Learning/Adult Learning Advocates Copyright © 2017 Prometric, Inc. All rights reserved. 26

Questions, Contact Us: General Inquiries: getcollegecredit@prometric. com Toll Free: 877 -471 -9860 Direct Contact

Questions, Contact Us: General Inquiries: [email protected] com Toll Free: 877 -471 -9860 Direct Contact Information: Ashley Willnecker DSST Credit-by-Exam Product Manager 443. 455. 6072 Ashley. [email protected] com Connect with us - DSSTgetcollegecredit Copyright © 2017 Prometric, Inc. All rights reserved. 27