ERIC Number: ED114826
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Comparison and Contrast: The 1974 California State University and Colleges Freshman English Equivalency Examination.
White, Edward M.
Since the 1974 California State University and Colleges Freshman English Equivalency Examination was a repeat of the 1973 examination, the report contained in this document should be viewed as a supplement to the 1973 report. The test was administered in May 1974 to 3,639 students with 1,036 receiving proficiency credit. Once again, it consisted of a 90-minute essay test constructed and graded by California State University and Colleges English faculty, and the 90-minute objective CLEP Subject Examination, "Analysis and Interpretation of Literature." The major conclusion of this supplementary report is that the English Equivalency Examination appears to be accomplishing its goal. The use of equivalency tests for general education credits deserves closer examination and raises a number of larger philosophical questions about teaching. (The results of this report are presented in both narrative and table form, and the appendixes include a statistician's report and statistical tables for the use of researchers.) (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