ERIC Number: ED026612
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
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Evaluating Adults for Further Study.
Allyn, Nathaniel C.
The College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) provides two types of examinations to evaluate the nontraditional educational background of adults wishing to pursue college level studies. Five multiple-choice tests (the General Examinations) are designed to assess general or liberal arts background as compared to two years of undergraduate education. The Subject Examinations are tied more closely to specific fields or subjects and include an optional essay portion. Both series are available through an institutional administration or one of 57 CLEP centers. Colleges are using the examinations for admission, placement, and other purposes. Nearly 400 colleges and many other institutions and agencies have indicated that they will award credit on the basis of CLEP testing. (ly)
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Identifiers: College Level Examination Program
Note: Paper presented at the National Seminar on Adult Education Research (Toronto, February 9-11, 1969)