ERIC Number: ED114825
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Comparison and Contrast: The 1973 California State University and Colleges Freshman English Equivalency Examination.
White, Edward M.
In the late spring of 1972, the Chancellor's Office agreed to support a summer study to be undertaken by a committee of the California English Council, to investigate equivalency testing in the area of English and to recommend an appropriate program for use by the California State University and Colleges. This report is the result of that study: it attempts to focus on the major issues in such a way as to point to their solution, and it recommends a method of equivalency testing in English which is responsive to the discipline and practical to implement. The English examination administered in May of 1973 consisted of a 90-minute essay test conducted and graded by California State University and College English faculty, and the 90-minute objective CLEP Subject Examination,"Analysis and Interpretation of Literature," which was also administered at that time. The most significant results of this study were that 1,362 out of 4,071 students taking the test were identified as deserving college credit for freshman English, and the essay component has been shown to be a valuable part of freshman English equivalency testing. (The study and its results are described in both narrative and table format with newspaper clippings and news releases included.) (RB)
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, College Freshmen, Comparative Analysis, Educational Research, Equivalency Tests, Higher Education, Literature Appreciation, Measurement Instruments, Test Construction, Test Validity, Writing (Composition)
Office of the Chancellor, the California State University and Colleges, 5670 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, California 90036 ($1.50, make checks payable to The State of California)
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: English Council of the California State Univ. and Colleges.
Identifiers - Location: California
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: College Level Examination Program