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Summary: Ability To Benefit Test Approval Extension

Publication Date: April 27, 2007

Author: Jeff Baker, Director Policy Liaison and Implementation, Federal Student Aid

Summary: Ability To Benefit Test Approval Extension

Posted on 04-27-2007

The Department of Education approves Ability to Benefit (ATB) tests for a period of five years. This five-year period ended for three tests, as noted below, on April 19, 2007. All of the tests that were due to expire on this date have been resubmitted to the Department for approval in a timely manner, so the ATB test approval period will be extended until the Department completes its review of these tests, as provided in 34 CFR 668.145(d).

The tests that have been resubmitted for approval are:

Test Publisher Name: Test Name:
ACT Inc. ASSET, COMPASS, and CPAt,
The College Board ACCUPLACER
Wonderlic Inc. Wonderlic Basic Skills Test.

A notice will be published in the Federal Register when the Department's review of these tests is completed.

Other ATB tests were approved more recently, and continue to be eligible for five years after their most recent approval dates.

Test Publisher Name: Test Name: Date of Most Recent
Approval:
ACT Inc. WorkKeys March 11, 2005.
ACT Inc. COMPASS/ESL May 19, 2006
Association of Classroom Teacher Testers CELSA May 19, 2006

If you have any questions about the extended approval for the ATB tests listed above, please contact David Morgan of Federal Student Aid: David.Morgan@ed.gov or 202/377-4033.

Last Modified: 04/26/2007