ERIC Number: ED201648
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Institutional Use of Cutoff Scores for the College-Level Examination Program.
Flaherty, Jane F.
The history and institutional use of cutoff scores is reviewed, emphasizing the changes in these scores used over the years and the rationale used in selecting cutoff scores. A brief description of the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) is provided, as is background about how it works. Cutoff score recommendations of the American Council on Education, and its recommendations concerning the use of CLEP examinations are fully described. Many of the observations presented on the methods used by institutions and on changes in institutional approach are somewhat subjective. Because most institutions base their cutoff score decisions on data published by the College Board and on recommendations of the American Council on Education, this information is described in detail. Changes that have occurred in these published interpretative data and cutoff score recommendations are also discussed. Trends that appear to be occurring in the setting of cutoff scores are also discussed. (Author/GK)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: American Council on Education; College Level Examination Program
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Council on Measurement in Education (Los Angeles, CA, April 14-16, 1981).