If you’re looking for a job, you know how hard it is to stand out from all the other job-seekers today. Here’s one way to gain an edge over them . . .
Take the CLA+ Exam
What is the CLA+?
The Collegiate Learning Assessment (CLA+) is a problem-based assessment test developed by the Council for Aid [...]
Test for Credit
Posted on September 5, 2013 by Barry Lenson
If you’re looking for a job, you know how hard it is to stand out from all the other job-seekers today. Here’s one way to gain an edge over them . . .Read More...
Posted on April 27, 2013 by Barry Lenson
Today’s post is the fifth in a series of short tips on how to save money on college.Read More...
Today’s tip is . . .
Take AP Classes and Tests to Place out of College Courses
Do you want to save money on college and graduate sooner? Here’s a powerfully simple strategy for you. Take AP classes and tests [...]
Posted on April 20, 2013 by Barry Lenson
The Collegiate Learning Assessment (CLA+) is a problem-based assessment test developed by the Council for Aid to Education (CAE). What gets assessed? YOU do – the CLA+ measures your analytical reasoning, problem-solving skills, written communication skills, and critical thinking. The test takes 90 minutes, it costs $89, and it is now available through StraighterLine.Read More...
Why would [...]
Posted on March 24, 2013 by Barry Lenson
If you’re an adult learner, you have already learned a lot about your chosen field. That’s the case with these people. Chances are that one of their stories will sound similar to yours . . .
Marina practically grew up in her family’s clothing store. She kept the books for payroll, expenses, and incoming revenue. “I [...]Read More...
Posted on February 25, 2013 by Barry Lenson
If you’re a student who’s visiting the College Board’s website for the first time, you’ll probably feel like a little kid who just wandered onto the set of Willie Wonka. There are so many products that look just so delicious. There are AP tests that could save you time and money by eliminating the need [...]Read More...
Posted on January 28, 2013 by Jeffrey Simons
Or, “How to get credit for what you learned in a non-credit-bearing course”Read More...
By Jeffrey Simons
Taking a MOOC sounded like a great idea. Who wouldn’t want to take a free online course from top professors at the best universities in the world, like Harvard and Stanford and MIT? That’s probably why hundreds of thousands of students [...]
Posted on January 7, 2013 by Guest Blogger
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There are many options to choose from when it comes to alternative paths to get college credit. As the Senior Product Manager at StraighterLine I decided to get some hands on experience and take three credit-by-exam options and share with you what I learned. Credit-by-exams are tests that allow you to prove your [...]
Posted on December 30, 2012 by Barry Lenson
I bet that you’ve noticed something. It’s that something is not working right with AP classes. Sure, tons of students take Advanced Placement classes and exams. But how are those classes and tests helping those students?Read More...
Here’s a case study from the town where I live. In my town, just about all students in the high [...]
Posted on December 18, 2012 by Jeffrey Simons
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What does a college dropout like Bill Gates know about education? Quite a lot, it turns out. We talked about the efforts of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to improve education on Bill’s birthday right here on the blog.
Today, we’d like to/ talk about Bill’s support of the Collegiate Learning Assessment (CLA) [...]
Posted on December 14, 2012 by Jeffrey Simons
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In our third and final blog post about the new changes at StraighterLine, we want to look at one of the most exciting new options you have for earning college credit faster and at a lower cost: Credit-by-examination.
You’re probably familiar with some CBEs already, like the AP test or CLEP exams. But now [...]
Posted on July 15, 2012 by Beth Dumbauld
UExcel is a credit-by-exam (CBE) program offered through an alliance between Pearson, an education company, and Excelsior College. UExcel offers 8 exams in a variety of subjects which can help you earn college credit for what you already know.
UExcel exams are currently offered for the following college-level subjects:
Introduction to Psychology
Introduction to Sociology
Students [...]Read More...
Posted on July 10, 2012 by Beth Dumbauld
CBE is Credit-By-Exam. A Credit-By-Exam (CBE) program allows you to earn college credit for what you already know. Students can pick and choose college-level subject matter exams from a variety of credit-by-exam providers.Read More...
Passing tests through a credit-by-exam program offers students the opportunity to earn college credit, advanced placement or transfer credit to thousands of colleges [...]
Posted on June 7, 2012 by Beth Dumbauld
What is the Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support or DANTES exam?Read More...
DANTES is the Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support.
DANTES’ mission is to assist U.S. military service members in meeting their educational goals. DANTES accomplishes this mission by sponsoring a wide range of examination programs.
DANTES sponsored examination programs include:
Credit-By-Exam: CLEP and DSST Passing CLEP or DSST [...]
Posted on June 2, 2012 by Beth Dumbauld
A PLA is a Prior Learning Assessment. A PLA (Prior Learning Assessment) assists individuals who have gained significant subject-matter expertise through life experience to document that knowledge and earn college credit. Typically, a PLA is administered through an educational provider as a college credit-bearing course.Read More...
A PLA results in a portable, verifiable portfolio of skills and [...]
Posted on June 1, 2012 by Beth Dumbauld
What is the CLEP Exam or the College Level Examination Program?
CLEP is the College Level Examination Program. The CollegeBoard offers 33 exams in a variety of subject matters which can help you receive college credit for what you already know.
CLEP exams are offered in the following subject areas:
Currently, over 2,900 colleges offer credits earned through CLEP [...]Read More...