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Knowledge Credit ™ Self-Directed Assessment Guide

Self-Directed Assessments

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What to Expect

The SDA Experience

Rasmussen believes it is important to honor the knowledge that learners bring to the university. As such, Rasmussen offers a variety Knowledge Credit ™ self-directed assessments (SDAs) that give learners the opportunity to “test out” of select courses. When successful, learners can save time and money with SDAs. Some SDAs test your knowledge through projects, while others use multiple choice and short answer assessments guided by artificial intelligence grading and feedback. SDAs also include small bursts of content and/or virtual interaction technology to ensure Rasmussen students are brought closer to real-world situations when demonstrating their skills online. Depending on your program, these exciting assessments fulfill most or all of your general education program requirements and some areas of your major. Talk to your advisor to see which SDAs are available to you. Please see the videos below to understand the full SDA experience.

Multiple Choice
  • Algebra
  • Cisco Network Routing and Switching
  • Essential Statistics and Analytics
  • Fundamentals of Data Analytics
  • Structure and Function of the Human Body
  • Virtual Career Center (Career Development)
  • Windows Director Services

Project-Based

  • Art Appreciation
  • Communicating in Your Profession
  • Computer & Microsoft Productivity
  • Customer Loyalty and Retention (Customer Service)
  • C++ Programming
  • Database Fundamentals for Programmers
  • Ethics Around the Globe
  • Foundations of Early Childhood (Bundle of 3)
  • General Psychology
  • Hardware and Software I
  • Hardware and Software II
  • Humanities
  • Introduction to Communication
  • Introduction to Critical Thinking
  • Introduction to HTML
  • Introduction to Networks
  • Multiculturalism and Diversity
  • Software Design Using C#
  • Visual Communication in the Media (UL)

Writing

  • English Composition

Short Answer

  • Conflict Management (UL)
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (UL)
  • Inferential Statistics and Analytics (UL)
  • Principles of Economics 
  • The Psychology of Teams (UL)
  • The Science of Learning (UL)
  • Sociology in a Digital World* (UL)
Composition
  • English Composition
Communication
  • Communicating in Your Profession
  • Conflict Management++ (UL)
  • Introduction to Communication
  • Visual Communication in the Media (UL)
Humanities
  • Art Appreciation
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion++ (UL)
  • Ethics Around the Globe
  • Humanities
  • Introduction to Critical Thinking
  • Multiculturalism and Diversity
  • The Science of Learning++ (UL)
Social Sciences
  • General Psychology
  • Principles of Economics
  • The Psychology of Teams++ (UL)
  • Sociology in a Digital World* (UL)
Math/Natural Science
  • Algebra
  • Essential Statistics and Analytics
  • Inferential Statistics and Analytics (UL)
  • Structure and Function of the Human Body
Non-General Education
  • Cisco Network Routing and Switching
  • Computer and Microsoft Productivity
  • Customer Loyalty and Retention (Customer Service)
  • C++ Programming
  • Database Fundamentals for Programmers
  • Foundations of Early Childhood (Bundle of 3)
  • Fundamentals of Data Analytics
  • Hardware & Software I
  • Hardware & Software II
  • Introduction to HTML
  • Introduction to Networks
  • Software Design Using C#
  • Virtual Career Center (Career Development)
  • Windows Director Services