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ERIC Number: ED123966
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Nov
Pages: 13
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How Have They Gotten Along.
Abraham, A. A.
In January 1974, a sample of Florida A and M University's freshmen took and "passed" one or more of the five general tests in the College-Level Examination Program. A followup study was made of these subjects to: (1) determine how well these persons have done in the area(s) in which they have been advanced to the 200 level in corresponding subjects; (2) to determine how they evaluate having taken advantage of the acceleration option open to them; and (3) to determine what advice they have to offer their younger cohorts about preparing for and taking advantage of the CLEP mechanism. Results indicate: (1) the subjects earning CLEP credits maintained their advantage and did quite above average work during the first two quarters on the 200 level of their respective curricula; (2) GPA-wise, they did significantly better than their matchees who took the CLEP but failed to "pass" any of the examinations; (3) the academic performance of the successful examinees clearly appears to be associated with their high school background. Most of those returning questionnaires evaluated the experience positively and suggested that other students should be informed about and encouraged to take such examinations in the future. All of them felt that potential candidates for the CLEP should be encouraged to take as many of the so-called "hard" subjects as possible while in high school. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: Florida A and M Univ., Tallahassee.