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    Sowak777 is offline Registered User
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    Arrow Easiest/Hardest CLEP and DSST Exams Thread

    Easiest and Hardest DANTES and/or CLEP Tests
    Easiest and Hardest DANTES and/or CLEP Tests

    Clep Test Recommendations
    http://forums.degreeinfo.com/showthr...ight=clep+exam

    CLEP/DANTES Tests
    CLEP/DANTEStests

    What are the easiest DANTES tests?
    What are the easiest Dantes tests?

    DSST Pass Rates
    http://www.voled.doded.mil/dantes_we...dssts-text.asp

    DSST/ECE/CLEP Pass Rates
    http://www.gordon.army.mil/ACES/dantes_testinfo.htm

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    Here are the exams I took, number of credits, score, date, and prep for the exam.

    ECE Research Methods in Psy 3 B 11-11-02
    CLEP English w/essay 6 A 09-30-02 comex
    ECE Production/Operation Mgt 3 C 09-26-02 CCU BS
    DANTES Ethics 3 53/46 09-22-02 none
    DANTES MIS 3 62/46 09-22-02 MCSE
    ECE Labor relations 3 C 09-19-02 CCU BS
    CLEP History and Social Science 6 54/42 09-17-02 comex
    DANTES Here’s to you Health 3 56/48 09-12-02 none
    DANTES – HR Management 3 55/46 09-09-02 CCU BS
    DANTES Tech Writing 3 58/46 09-09-02 none
    DANTES Intro to Business 3 57/46 09-09-02 CCU BS
    DANTES Intro to Computing 3 64/45 09-04-02 MCSE
    DANTES Organizational Behav 3 57/48 09-04-02 CCU BS
    DANTES Envir and Humanity 3 49/46 09-04-02 none
    DANTES Intro to Criminal Justice 3 54/49 08-14-02 none
    DANTES Intro to Law Enforcement 3 52/45 08-14-02 none
    CLEP Humanities 6 B 03-01-02 comex
    CLEP English w/o essay 6 520/42 01-05-00 comex
    CLEP Analy and Interp Lit 6 56/47 07-25-00 REA
    CLEP History I 3 58/47 01-??-00 REA
    CLEP General Math 6 560/42 10-05-00 comex
    CLEP Sociology 3 56/47 06-27-00 REA

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    Easiest to Hardest CLEP Exams
    Based on the Pass Rates Found Here:
    http://www.gordon.army.mil/ACES/dantes_testinfo.htm


    Easiest

    Spanish I (6 credits)
    92
    German I (6 credits)
    81
    Freshman College Composition
    77
    College Mathematics
    72
    English Composition (with essay)
    72
    Social Sciences and History
    71
    Natural Sciences
    70
    English Composition (without essay)
    67
    Information Sys and Computer Apps
    66
    French I (6 credits)
    65
    Analyzing and Interpreting Literature
    64
    Principles of Management
    63

    Average

    Introductory Sociology
    57
    Principles of Macroeconomics
    55
    Introductory Psychology
    54
    History of the U.S. I
    53
    Humanities
    51
    Principles of Marketing
    47
    Western Civilization I
    46
    Introduction to Educational Psychology
    46
    History of the U.S. II
    43
    Principles of Microeconomics
    42
    Western Civilization II
    41

    Hard

    Calculus
    37
    Human Growth and Development
    31
    Principles of Accounting
    26
    College Algebra
    24
    General Biology
    24
    American Literature
    23

    Hardest

    Introductory Business Law
    14
    English Literature
    12
    American Government
    9
    General Chemistry
    5

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    Capella Rocks asked me to add this.

    The DOD has updated statistics for military CLEP and DSST Exams:

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

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    DOD CLEP, DSST, and ECE Pass Rates for FY 2008

    Here are the DOD 2008 pass rates for the CLEP, DSST, and ECE Exams. I apologize for the text files - but I was unable to upload the orginal PDF files (too large).

    Shawn
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    M.B.A. - The University of Akron
    B.A. - Shippensburg University

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    Thanks guys!!
    "Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great." ~ Mark Twain

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    Is it just me or is anyone else shocked that the hardest ones are general chemistry and english literature, i would have thought that they would have been average ones to be honest.

    But thanks for the details here!

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    I accept with information:ECE Research Methods in Psy 3 B 11-11-02
    CLEP English w/essay 6 A 09-30-02 comex
    ECE Production/Operation Mgt 3 C 09-26-02 CCU BS
    DANTES Ethics 3 53/46 09-22-02 none
    DANTES MIS 3 62/46 09-22-02 MCSE
    ECE Labor relations 3 C 09-19-02 CCU BS
    CLEP History and Social Science 6 54/42 09-17-02 comex
    DANTES Here’s to you Health 3 56/48 09-12-02 none
    DANTES – HR Management 3 55/46 09-09-02 CCU BS
    DANTES Tech Writing 3 58/46 09-09-02 none
    DANTES Intro to Business 3 57/46 09-09-02 CCU BS

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alley View Post
    Is it just me or is anyone else shocked that the hardest ones are general chemistry and english literature, i would have thought that they would have been average ones to be honest.

    But thanks for the details here!
    It is interesting that English Literature is one of the hardest and English Compostion is one of the easiest..

    I would think Calculus might be rated a little harder.

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    2009 DANTES Pass Rates

    The 2009 DANTES Pass rates are now available at:

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

    The file is too large to upload. Maybe one of our computer wizards can work with it so the file can be uploaded.

    Shawn
    Ph.D. - Capella University
    M.B.A. - The University of Akron
    B.A. - Shippensburg University

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    The link is bad.

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    Shawn Ambrose is offline Registered User
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    Quote Originally Posted by KUJO View Post
    The link is bad.
    The forum software is truncating the URL - so it won't be read properly. I have the file open right now in another tab. I may have to do what I did last year; save as text and then format everything...

    Shawn
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    M.B.A. - The University of Akron
    B.A. - Shippensburg University

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    FY 2009 DOD Pass Rates for CLEP/DSST

    Lets try this again:

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

    Shawn

    PS I tested this link after I posted it, and it works. If the link doesn't work, please post a reply and I will convert the PDF File to a text file and reformat it (I really DO NOT want to do that.)
    Last edited by Shawn Ambrose; 12-23-2009 at 11:53 AM. Reason: comment about link
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    Shawn Ambrose is offline Registered User
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shawn A View Post
    Lets try this again:

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

    Shawn

    PS I tested this link after I posted it, and it works. If the link doesn't work, please post a reply and I will convert the PDF File to a text file and reformat it (I really DO NOT want to do that.)
    OK - I had to do it; there are issues with the link. Here are the FY 2009 Pass Rates for CLEP/DSST Exams for the DOD. There are a couple of changes.

    1. There is a more detailed breakdown this year. The pass rates for each service is listed, along with an all service breakdown and all DOD breakdown.

    2. Instead of paper and computer tests, the categories are "On-Campus Testing" and "On - Base Testing."

    Merry Christmas!

    Shawn
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    M.B.A. - The University of Akron
    B.A. - Shippensburg University

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    Thanks for sharing that link to the DOD testing results. If anyone is having trouble downloading it directly or would rather not see it in a text file version for whatever reason, I put up a mirror for the file here.

    It appears to me this is only those individuals in the DOD, right? It would be interesting to see a comparison to everyone else who has taken these exams.

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    Shawn Ambrose is offline Registered User
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    Mike,

    Thanks for setting up that mirror site - sometimes the DANTES link works, and sometimes it doesn't.

    You're right - the info is for DOD personnel only, and it would be good to see what the overall pass rates are. Since DOD personnel can sit exams for free, there may be less of an incentive for DOD personnel to study for the exam. Still, the overall pass rate are a useful tool to gauge the difficulty of an exam.

    Shawn
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    M.B.A. - The University of Akron
    B.A. - Shippensburg University

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