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1 College Level Examination Program Idaho November 2014

2 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

3  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

4 Recent Research Validates CLEP

5 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

6 CLEP Identifying Candidates & Best Practices

7  High School Students  Home School Students Who takes CLEP?

8 8 Five-Year Trends

9 9 Over the past 5 years, 63% of High School testers achieved a 50 or better on the CLEP test. The data shows success!

10  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

11  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?

12  Florida  AP credit recovery  Summer Boot Camp  Virginia  CTE course alignment  Perkins Funding  Colorado  Gear Up initiative  Bi-Lingual students High School Best Practices

13 CLEP Testing in Idaho

14  1,369 Exams Administered (up 16.1%)  427 Test Takers  529 Scores Sent to ID Institutions  404 Scores of 50+ (up 1.3%) Idaho

15 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

16 Three-Year Test Trends in Idaho

17 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

18 CLEP What’s New?

19 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

20 CLEP Resources

21 CLEP website: clep.collegeboard.org CLEP Resource Center Order free materials: clep.collegeboard.org/testing/clep/materials Resources for Students and Institutions

22 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

23 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

24 Support for CLEP  CLEP Web Page & Resource Center:  clep.collegeboard.org   CLEP Services:  Phone: or  International:  Fax:   CLEP Technical Support:  Phone: or  International:  Fax: 

25 Suzanne McGurk Kathie Montognese


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