Let Us Help You Offer Your Students More Choices!

Credit-by-exam opportunities, custom assessment development and consultation

CEM has been developing high stakes and competency-based exams for educational use since our inception as Regents College under the auspices of the NYS Education Department. Our Excelsior College Examinations have been developed for the Excelsior College Associate Degree in Nursing, the country's largest associate in nursing program; and our UExcel examinations have been developed for for awarding college credit internally or at any of the thousands of other colleges and universities accepting such credit in transfer.    Additionally, we can help you with the development of your own custom competency-based, general education, challenge, high stakes,  adaptive, program or course-ending capstone or other examinations.

CEM also offers professional consultation services and training programs to help develop your assessment capabilities.  Through our discovery process, we can help you identify areas of concern in your current assessment practices or products.   Through our workshops and consulting engagements, we can help gauge instructor skill in assessment, create evaluation rubrics for instructor efficacy, develop validity arguments for different intended examination uses, evaluate and improve upon existing assessment products, and more.  Whatever educational assessment needs you may have, let us help you reach your goals.  Contact us today!

If you have an onsite computer lab that meets the specifications for becoming an authorized testing center, you may be able to offer UExcel exams onsite --  please contact us.  Not only can you offer your students more choices by offering UExcel exams, but you may attract prospective students in examinees who have not yet enrolled in a degree program. 

If you are currently teaching at an accredited college or university and would like to serve as a Subject-Matter Expert (SME) on one of our current or upcoming academic assessment projects, please fill out an interest form here.


Institute for Credentialing Excellence
Council for Adult and Experiential Learning
Competency-Based Education Network
National College Testing Association
Open Education Resource Foundation
National Council on Measurement in Education