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College Level Examination Program Idaho November 2014
College Level Examination Program A credit-by-examination program that validates and translates a student’s knowledge into college credit. Over seven million exams taken since 1967 176,000+ exams administered in Over 56,000 exams administered to military service members Over 1,700 colleges and test centers administer CLEP 2,900 colleges grant credit for CLEP exam CLEP Exam fee is $80
Structure 33 computer-based exams Primarily multiple-choice and essays. Listening sections for foreign languages Most are approximately 90 minutes in length Scoring Immediate score reports (except exams with essays). Exams are scored on a scale of 20–80. A score of 50 is equivalent to a grade of C “Right-only” scoring (no penalty for wrong answers) Student must wait 3 months to retest CLEP - Structure and Scoring
Recent Research Validates CLEP
Exam Titles – 33 Titles Composition and Literature American Literature Analyzing and Interpreting Literature College Composition College Composition Modular English Literature Humanities Business Information Systems and Computer Applications Principles of Management Financial Accounting Introductory Business Law Principles of Marketing Science and Mathematics Calculus College Algebra Precalculus College Mathematics Biology Chemistry Natural Sciences History and Social Sciences American Government History of the United States I History of the United States II Human Growth and Development Introduction to Educational Psychology Principles of Macroeconomics Principles of Microeconomics Introduction Psychology Introductory Sociology Social Sciences and History Western Civilization I Western Civilization II Business Information Systems and Computer Applications Principles of Management Financial Accounting Introductory Business Law Principles of Marketing Science and Mathematics Calculus College Algebra Precalculus College Mathematics Biology Chemistry Natural Sciences World Languages French Language German Language Spanish Language
CLEP Identifying Candidates & Best Practices
High School Students Home School Students Who takes CLEP?
8 Five-Year Trends
9 Over the past 5 years, 63% of High School testers achieved a 50 or better on the CLEP test. The data shows success!
High School Earn credit before graduation Alternative to AP and IB Flexible test dates Home School Dual credit option Cost savings Validates learning Why CLEP Appeals to Pre-College Students
ID Requirements Government issued, photo ID required ID options for younger test takers Re-Test Restrictions Must wait 3 months between exams Location Requirements Must have access to an official CLEP Test Center No age or enrollment requirements Any education status is acceptable Exception – under age 13 (under review) Who Can’t Take CLEP?
Florida AP credit recovery Summer Boot Camp Virginia CTE course alignment Perkins Funding Colorado Gear Up initiative Bi-Lingual students High School Best Practices
CLEP Testing in Idaho
1,369 Exams Administered (up 16.1%) 427 Test Takers 529 Scores Sent to ID Institutions 404 Scores of 50+ (up 1.3%) Idaho
Idaho test Centers Boise State Univ - Mountain Home AFB Boise State University Brigham Young University - Idaho College of Southern Idaho College of Western Idaho - Boise College of Western Idaho - Nampa Idaho State University North Idaho College Northwest Nazarene University University of Idaho University of Phoenix - Idaho Campus
Three-Year Test Trends in Idaho
College of Western Idaho + Dual Credit Program + Targeted underserved Spanish-speaking students + J.A. & Kathryn Albertson Foundation’s College Readiness grant + 11 students have earned 16 college credits + 12 students have received eight college credits
CLEP What’s New?
My Account Review and Updates + CLEP has produced 4 videos to help test-takers -My Account Video for all test-takers will walk test-takers through the My Account registration and purchase process -My Account Video for DANTES–funded military candidates will provide information specifically for our military test-takers -CLEP Tutorial Video for all test-takers to help familiarize them with how the CLEP test works -CLEP is for Everyone Video is a promotional video geared for all test-takers -Stay tuned to the CLEP website for more information
CLEP website: clep.collegeboard.org CLEP Resource Center Order free materials: clep.collegeboard.org/testing/clep/materials Resources for Students and Institutions
CLEP Test Prep for Students Exam descriptions Sample questions Textbook recommendations Links to study web sites Downloadable At-a-Glance for each exam (free) Downloadable Study Guides for each exam ($10) CLEP Study Guide ($24.99) Test Prep
CLEP – Test Information Guide (TIG) Information about test development, content specifications, and sample questions for each exam Use this information to inform Faculty about test content Use this information to help you set and revise your CLEP policy TIGs are located in the CLEP Resource Center
Support for CLEP CLEP Web Page & Resource Center: clep.collegeboard.org CLEP Services: Phone: or International: Fax: CLEP Technical Support: Phone: or International: Fax: