RESTORATION OF ACT (AMERICAN COLLEGE TEST), SAT (SCHOLASTIC ASSESSMENT TEST) AND GED (GENERAL EQUIVALENCY DIPLOMA) TESTING ASHORE

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NAVADMIN 119/08
MSGID/GENADMIN/CNO WASHINGTON DC/N1/APR// 
SUBJ/RESTORATION OF ACT (AMERICAN COLLEGE TEST), SAT (SCHOLASTIC 
ASSESSMENT TEST) AND GED (GENERAL EQUIVALENCY DIPLOMA) TESTING ASHORE// 


REF/A/MSG/CNO WASHINGTON DC/N1/NOTAL// REF/B/DOC/OPNAVINST 1560.9A/4 
MAR 08// NARR/REF A IS A P4 MESSAGE.  REF B PROVIDES POLICY FOR THE 
TRAINING, ADMINISTRATION AND SECURITY OF THE ACADEMIC TESTING 
PROGRAM.// RMKS/1.  EFFECTIVE 1 MAY 2008, SHORE-BASED DEFENSE ACTIVITY 
FOR NON-TRADITIONAL EDUCATION SUPPORT (DANTES) TEST SITES MAY RESUME 
THE ADMINISTRATION OF PAPER-BASED ACT, SAT, AND GED EXAMS.  SAILORS 
APPLYING FOR THE SEAMAN-TO-ADMIRAL (STA-21) PROGRAM SHOULD CONTACT 
THEIR LOCAL NAVY COLLEGE OFFICE IMMEDIATELY TO SCHEDULE THE ACT OR SAT 
EXAMS.  ALL OTHER PAPER-BASED DANTES SPONSORED ACADEMIC EXAMS REMAIN 
SUSPENDED FOR NAVY TESTING SITES.
2.  DANTES CONTINUES TO WORK CLOSELY WITH NAVY AND THE TESTING AGENCIES 
TO RESTORE THE FULL CAPABILITY OF TESTING SERVICES BOTH ASHORE AND AT 
SEA.  CRITICAL TO THIS NEXT STEP IS OUR STRICT ADHERENCE TO THE 
ADMINISTRATION AND SAFEGUARDING OF EXAMS AS 
DIRECTED BY REF B AND IN THE DANTES TESTING HANDBOOK.   
3.  NATIONAL TESTING CENTERS CONTINUE TO PROVIDE ELECTRONIC T ESTING 
AND ARE AN ATTRACTIVE ALTERNATIVE TO PAPER-BASED TESTING.  
AT NATIONAL TESTING CENTERS, SAILORS RECEIVE THEIR TEST RESULTS 
IMMEDIATELY AS OPPOSED TO THE TIME DELAY FOR PAPER-BASED TESTS.  
NAVY HAS AN AGGRESSIVE PLAN TO ESTABLISH ADDITIONAL NATIONAL TEST 
CENTERS AND EXPECTS TO HAVE 41 CENTERS OPERATING BY THE END OF FY08.  
ELECTRONIC TESTING IS PROVIDED 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
		NAVAL BASE KITSAP COUNTY WA (PENDING)
		NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY NEW ORLEANS (PENDING) 4.  I WILL 
CONTINUE TO KEEP YOU INFORMED AS WE MOVE TOWARD FULL RESTORATION OF 
ACADEMIC TESTING CAPABILITIES FOR OUR SAILORS.  
I ALSO ENCOURAGE YOU TO SUBMIT FEEDBACK VIA EMAIL TO VOLED(AT)NAVY.MIL. 
5.  POINT OF CONTACT:  ANN HUNTER, OPNAV N128, AT (703)695-3905/DSN 295,

OR EMAIL AT ANN.HUNTER(AT)NAVY.MIL.
6.  RELEASED BY VADM M. E. FERGUSON III, N1.// BT #0000 NNNN


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