ERIC Number: ED028363
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Score Distributions, General Examinations, College-Level Examination Program; Candidates Tested Through the United States Armed Forces Institute, July 1965-December 1966.
College Entrance Examination Board, New York, NY.
Score distributions were obtained for 43,877 candidates tested through the United States Armed Forces Institute (USAFI) on all five College-Level Entrance Program (CLEP) General Examinations. Findings included the following: (1) the majority of candidates were between ages 19 and 22; (2) 69.3% had completed high school but only 20.7% had attended college; (3) in general, four years of college added 100 points to individual scores; (4) overall average scores increased from age 17 to a peak around ages 22-24; (5) the oldest group (over 40) was not the lowest on any of the examinations; (6) observed differences between highest and lowest scoring age groups were smallest for English Composition (20 points) and largest for Social Sciences-History (50); (7) average scores on the five examinations were consistently related to each other for ages 17-24, but by age 30 the relationships had shifted. In a summary memorandum to college admissions officers concerning USAFI candidates and CLEP scores, the College Entrance Examination Board stressed the importance of obtaining veterans' CLEP and equivalent scores and reporting them to the USAFI. (The document includes 35 tables.) (ly)
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Authoring Institution: College Entrance Examination Board, New York, NY.
Identifiers: Armed Forces Institute WI; College Entrance Examination Board