Test Prep Publishers Pass the Test

November 08, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Education News
iStudySmart.com has become the first company to meet Excelsior College’s “Best Practices for Test Preparation Providers”.

“For over 20 years, we have worked diligently to develop quality study materials for adult learners taking CLEP, ECE, and DSST exams. Our customer service is top of the industry. I am pleased that the effort has allowed us to be the first and only company to meet this standard so far,” says Debra Moore, President of iStudySmart.com.

Excelsior College, a pioneer in distance learning, has led in the development of accredited degree programs that allow working adults to earn credit in non-traditional ways. Excelsior offers online classes, but also allows students to self-study and pass Excelsior College examinations to earn credit. In addition, Excelsior awards credit for specific professional certifications. By offering multiple options for earning credit, working adults have greater flexibility and can earn a degree without having to attend a traditional class. Although this meets the needs for many types of students, nurses have especially benefited from an online option for pursuing ADN or BSN degrees.

Numerous publishing companies have study materials that map to Excelsior College exams, particularly as associated with the nursing degrees. As in any industry, not all products offer the same value nor are all companies equally concerned with the needs of the students. Recognizing that some students would choose to obtain materials from outside vendors, Excelsior developed guidelines to aid students making that choice. The “Best Practices for Test Preparation Providers” is that recommendation.

Moore says, “Anyone considering the purchase of test preparation materials for Excelsior College exams should look at these “Best Practices”. Excelsior has years of experience working with students who are earning credit by taking examinations. They have good advice to offer.”

iStudySmart.com is honored to become the first company recognized for meeting these standards.