ERIC Number: ED178553
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Credit-by-Examination Results from Tests Administered at the University of Texas at Austin by the Measurement and Evaluation Center, 1975-1976, Special Report. SR-76-1.
Williams, Susan S.
In 1975-76, 26 institutionally administered tests gave students at the University of Texas at Austin the chance to earn credits for 52 lower division courses in 15 departments: anthropology, biology, chemistry, communication, English, French, German, government, history, Latin, mathematics, physics, psychology, Russian, and Spanish. Results were confined to those tests which were administered by the university's Measurement and Evaluation Center and scored at the university; tests administered and scored by national testing agencies were excluded. Most were departmentally developed; the remainder were College Board Achievement Tests or College Level Examination Program (CLEP) tests. Some of the tests were required for placement; others were optional. On 5,513 (40.8%) of these tests, students qualified for 35,316 semester hours of credit. The English department had the highest volume of institutionally-administered tests (30.6%); followed by Spanish (20.7%) and chemistry (15.6%). The Spanish department had the highest percentage of tests generating credit eligibility (85.7%), followed by French (80.5%) and government (65.3%). The other departments had at least a 50% failure rate. (CP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas Univ., Austin. Measurement and Evaluation Center.