Thursday, May 12, 2011

Military college skills course

Peterson’s OASC for Military Success

For military members or dependents wondering if their math or reading skills may need improvement before attending college Peterson has developed an online assessment tool that is free. According to a Study by the American Council on Education (2009) of the 732 colleges that have military programs only 33% offer academic support/ tutoring specifically for military students so using existing resources to ensure military student success is crucial for military friendly colleges.

Peterson's Online Academic Skills Course (OASC) for Military Success is intended for people in the service who want to improve their reading, vocabulary, and math skills.
Servicemembers, family members and civilian employees of DOD can use the Academic Skills Course.

An initial pre-assessment will identify the academic areas that students are weak in and then the course designs custom lessons to strengthen those areas. Each session has practice quizzes built into the assessment to evaluate understanding through immediate feedback so students can monitor their progress in understanding the material. The course is asynchronous and can be completed online at any time of the day or night and allows retake of sections.

For more information about the course go to:


American Council on Education. (2009). From Soldier to Student: Easing the Transition of Service Members on Campus.

Peterson's Online Academic Skills Course.

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