ERIC Number: ED091702
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-May
Reference Count: N/A
Equivalency Testing: A Major Issue for College English.
Burt, Forrest D., Ed.; King, Sylvia, Ed.
The topic of this booklet is the current programs in equivalency testing in English, their inherent problems and any possible solutions. Papers which were presented orally at the Texas Conference on Placement, Exemption, and Credit in English consist of "Societal Demands for the Program of Placement, Exemption, and Credit"; "Grounds for Confidence in Using Standardized Tests"; "The Relationship between the Professor and the Academic Vice President's Office in Terms of Credit by Examination"; "The Relationship between the Professor of English and the Director of the Counseling and Testing Center"; "The Professor-The Key to the Program of Placement, Exemption, and Credit in English"; and "The Roles of the College or University in the Program of Placement, Exemption, and Credit in English." Also included are "Equivalency Testing in College Freshman English: A Report and a Proposal"; "Politics of CLEP and Other Equivalency Examinations: Resolutions of ADE-Bradley Conference"; and a chart on English testing practices in Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas. (JM)
Descriptors: College Credits, College English, Colleges, Educational Trends, English Instruction, Equivalency Tests, Professors, Student Evaluation, Student Placement, Testing Programs
National Council of Teachers of English, 1111 Kenyon Rd., Urbana, Ill. 61801 (Stock No. 02222, $1.25 non-member, $1.15 member)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.; ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading and Communication Skills, Urbana, IL.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: College Level Examination Program