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    Subject: NAVADMIN 093/08 - PERSONAL FOR MESSAGE - SUBJ/LOSS OF ACADEMIC
    TESTING PRIVILEGES//
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    Leaders,

    Below P4 message FYSA. You will note that Navy paper testing in this
    area was indefinitely suspended. This message also points out the
    location of resources' where our Sailors can continue to receive
    academic testing services. Remember that those tests are owned by a
    civilian organization named 'CollegeBoard'. CollegeBoard test include,
    for example, CLEP, SAT, ACT, GRE, etc.. CollegeBoards reputation around
    the world is not only based on high quality tests, but also on the
    security associated with those tests. Over the past few years, Navy
    units have lost control of CollegeBoard tests at many locations which
    ultimately resulted in this testing suspension.

    V/R

    FLTCM Mike McCalip
    Fleet Master Chief
    Manpower, Personnel, Training, Education

    Office of the Chief of Naval Personnel

    (703)697-3162

    "For Official Use Only - Privacy Sensitive: Any misuse or unauthorized
    access may result in civil and criminal penalties."

    ZNR UUUUU
    R 042204Z APR 08
    FM CNO WASHINGTON DC//N1//
    TO NAVADMIN
    INFO CNO WASHINGTON DC//N1//

    NAVADMIN 093/08

    UNCLAS PERSONAL FOR COMMANDERS, COMMANDING OFFICERS AND OFFICERS IN
    CHARGE FROM VADM HARVEY//N00011//

    MSGID/GENADMIN/CNO WASHINGTON DC/N1/MAR//

    SUBJ/LOSS OF ACADEMIC TESTING PRIVILEGES//

    REF/A/GENADMIN/CNO WASHINGTON DC/191824Z JAN 2006//

    REF/B/DOC/CNO/4 MARCH 2008//

    NARR/REF A IS A PERSONAL FOR NAVADMIN 032/06, ADDRESSING THE IMPORTANCE
    OF SAFEGUARDING ACADEMIC TESTS. REF B IS OPNAVINST 1560.9A WHICH
    PROVIDES POLICY FOR THE TRAINING, ADMINISTRATION AND SECURITY OF THE
    ACADEMIC TESTING PROGRAM.//

    RMKS/1. THE NAVY, AS A WHOLE, HAS NOT SATISFACTORILY MAINTAINED THE
    SECURITY OF ACADEMIC TESTS, AS DIRECTED IN REFS A AND B. OVER THE PAST
    SIX MONTHS, TESTS HAVE BEEN REPORTED MISSING FROM FIVE DIFFERENT
    AUTHORIZED TESTING SITES; FOUR OF THESE SITES WERE SHIPS. THIS IS
    UNACCEPTABLE. THE SEVERITY OF THE LATEST LOSS RESULTED IN A NAVY-WIDE
    SUSPENSION OF ALL PAPER-BASED TESTING AFFECTING THOUSANDS OF OUR
    SAILORS. INVESTIGATIONS ARE IN PROGRESS TO DETERMINE THE CAUSE AND
    ASSESS THE EXTENT OF POSSIBLE COMPROMISE.

    2. OVER THE PAST FIVE YEARS, NAVY LEADERSHIP ARRANGED FOR THE
    CAPABILITY TO ADMINISTER PAPER-BASED ACADEMIC TESTS TO DEPLOYED SAILORS.
    BECAUSE OF THE LATEST TEST LOSS, THIS CAPABILITY HAS BEEN SUSPENDED
    INDEFINITELY.

    3. ACADEMIC TESTING IS A WORLD-WIDE PROGRAM PROVIDING SERVICE MEMBERS
    AND CIVILIANS OPPORTUNITIES TO EARN COLLEGE CREDITS BY SUCCESSFULLY
    PASSING COLLEGE LEVEL EXAMINATION PROGRAM (CLEP) AND DEFENSE ACTIVITY
    FOR NON-TRADITIONAL EDUCATION SUPPORT (DANTES) STANDARDIZED SUBJECT TEST
    (DSST) EXAMS. IN ADDITION, COLLEGE ENTRANCE EXAMS SUCH AS SCHOLASTIC
    ASSESSMENT TEST (SAT), AMERICAN COLLEGE TEST (ACT) AND GRADUATE RECORD
    EXAMINATION (GRE) ARE PART OF THE TESTING PROGRAM. THE SERVICES
    CONTRACTED WITH THE COLLEGE BOARD, THROUGH DANTES, TO PROVIDE THIS
    SERVICE TO ALL MILITARY SAILORS. TO ENSURE THE VALIDITY OF SUCH EXAMS,
    THE PROCEDURES FOR ADMINISTRATION AND SAFEGUARDING OF THE EXAMS MUST BE
    MAINTAINED.

    4. THIS ISSUE IS BIGGER THAN SIMPLY AN INCONVENIENCE TO OUR SAILORS.
    SATISFACTORY COMPLETION OF CLEP AND DSST TESTS REPRESENTED A 6.1 MILLION
    DOLLAR COST AVOIDANCE TO TUITION ASSISTANCE (TA) AND NAVY COLLEGE
    PROGRAM FOR AFLOAT COLLEGE EDUCATION (NCPACE) IN FY07.

    5. WHILE PAPER-BASED TESTING IS SUSPENDED, CLEP AND DSST TESTING
    REMAINS AVAILABLE (AS DESCRIBED BELOW) AND CONTINUES TO BE AN ATTRACTIVE
    OPTION FOR SAILORS TO EARN COLLEGE CREDIT.

    6. COMMAND LEADERSHIP SHOULD COMMUNICATE TO THEIR SAILORS THE CAUSE FOR
    THE TESTING SUSPENSION AND FURTHER ENCOURAGE SAILORS TO CONTINUE TO
    PURSUE ACADEMIC TESTING OPPORTUNITIES AS IT APPLIES TO THEIR INDIVIDUAL
    EDUCATION PLANS. THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION IS PROVIDED:
    A. SAT AND ACT TESTS ARE AVAILABLE ONLY THROUGH THE PAPER BASED
    MEDIUM. SAILORS NEEDING TO TAKE THE SAT OR ACT SHOULD BE DIRECTED TO
    CONTACT THE NEAREST NAVY COLLEGE OFFICE FOR ASSISTANCE IN TAKING THESE
    TESTS.
    B. ELECTRONIC TESTING IS AVAILABLE, AT NO COST TO THE SAILOR, AT
    THE FOLLOWING NAVY DANTES NATIONAL TESTING CENTERS:
    NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY MIDSOUTH TN
    NAVAL STATION MAYPORT FL
    NAVAL AIR STATION JACKSONVILLE FL
    NAVAL SUBMARINE BASE KINGS BAY GA
    NAVAL BASE PEARL HARBOR HI
    NAVAL AIR STATION PENSACOLA FL
    NAVAL AIR STATION NORTH ISLAND CA
    NAVAL AIR STATION OCEANA VA
    NAVAL AMPHIBIOUS BASE LITTLE CREEK VA
    NAVAL STATION NORFOLK VA
    NAVAL AIR STATION FT WORTH TX
    NAVAL STATION GUANTANAMO BAY
    NAVAL BASE SASEBO
    NAVAL AIR FACILITY YOKOSUKA
    NAVAL AIR FACILITY ATSUGI
    NAVAL STATION GREAT LAKES IL
    NAVAL AIR STATION LEMOORE CA
    NAVAL SUBMARINE BASE NEW LONDON CT
    NAVAL AIR STATION WHIDBEY ISLAND WA
    NAVAL STATION EVERETT WA
    NAVAL FORCES MARIANAS GUAM
    DAM NECK ANNEX VA
    NAVAL WEAPONS STATION CHARLESTON GOOSE CREEK SC
    NAVAL MEDICAL CENTER PORTSMOUTH
    NAVAL SUPPORT COMPLEX MARYSVILLE WA

    C. SAILORS MAY TAKE CLEP AND DSST EXAMS AT NATIONAL TESTING CENTERS
    SUPPORTING OTHER SERVICES. REFER TO:
    HTTP://WWW.DANTES.DODED.MIL/DANTES_W...S/TESTCENTERS/
    ONBASENTCSEARCH.ASP. LOCAL NAVY COLLEGE OFFICES WILL ASSIST SAILORS IN
    LOCATING AN APPROPRIATE TESTING SITE.

    D. SAILORS ARE ENCOURAGED TO STUDY FOR ACADEMIC TESTS WHILE
    UNDERWAY. PREPARATION LEADS TO INCREASED CHANCES FOR SUCCESS. STUDY
    MATERIALS ARE AVAILABLE ON NKO OR THROUGH THE NAVY COLLEGE OFFICE.

    7. FUNDAMENTAL TO OUR SAILORS? CONTINUED PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT IS
    THE ABILITY TO PURSUE THEIR EDUCATIONAL GOALS, REGARDLESS OF DUTY
    ASSIGNMENT. TA AND NCPACE REMAIN AVAILABLE TO OUR SAILORS. IF NAVY IS
    GIVEN AUTHORITY TO REINSTATE THE TESTING PROGRAM AT SEA, CHANGES TO OUR
    OPERATING AND SECURITY PROCEDURES SHALL BE ESTABLISHED THAT INCLUDE
    SIGNIFICANT AND EFFECTIVE OVERSIGHT. ANY OPPORTUNITY OF THE COLLEGE
    BOARD AND DANTES REINSTATING PAPER-BASED TESTING WILL RELY PURELY ON OUR
    ABILITY TO STRICTLY ADHERE TO THE SECURITY PROCEDURES DIRECTED BY REFS A
    AND B. WE MUST DO BETTER.

    8. I ALSO ENCOURAGE YOU TO SUBMIT FEEDBACK TO E-MAIL VOLED(AT)NAVY.MIL.
    POINT OF CONTACT: ANN HUNTER, OPNAV N128, AT (703)695-3905/DSN
    295-3905, OR EMAIL AT ANN.HUNTER(AT)NAVY.MIL.

    9. RELEASED BY VADM J. C. HARVEY, JR., N1.//
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    Good to know!
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    Yeah..Bryan said is going to screw up a lot of people applying for STA-21, who now have to go to high schools to take the exam.
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    Patrick's lucky they offer it on North Island in SD and here in Everett on the computer, so he can still take it without having to worry about the HS dates.
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    I guess Joe can head to Everett still for those tests. It isn't that far.

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