ERIC Number: ED087295
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Feb
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A Validity Study for the CLEP Introductory Calculus Subject Examination at the University of Illinois. Research Report #349.
The purpose of the present study was to norm and validate the College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) Introductory Calculus Subject Examination for two University of Illinois calculus courses, Math 120 and Math 135. It was of interest to determine if this examination could be used as a calculus placement and proficiency examination for new students who have a background of at least one semester of calculus, and who received high scores on the College Entrance Examination Board (CEEB) Advanced Mathematics Placement Test. CLEP Calculus scores did differentiate between students who performed at different grade levels within both Math 120 and Math 135. Validity and KR-21 reliability coefficients were quite high. A cutoff score based on the score at which no student received a D or E grade was recommended for granting proficiency for Math 120. Although a cutoff score was suggested for Math 135 proficiency, validity data for higher level calculus courses was recommended. (Author)
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Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana. Office of Instructional Resources.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: College Level Examination Program