ERIC Number: ED316145
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
General Studies Advancement Examinations in Writing and Mathematics.
Johnson, De S.; Deduck, Patricia
To continue upper division coursework past 15 credit hours, students at Southwest Texas State University must pass the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) General Examination in English Composition with Essay, with a minimum score of 421 and 45 semester hours of credit, and the CLEP General Examination in Mathematics, with a minimum score of 460 (to be raised to 477 in 1988-90) and completion of the required algebra course. There is no limit on the number of times a student may take the tests, and there are appeals procedures for students who fail them twice. The university provides resources for exam preparation. Academic deans may override the exam requirement for up to six hours of upper division work. Data are gathered to ensure that students failing the exams get advising and remediation. In future, tracking and follow-up to determine effectiveness in preparing students for upper division coursework will be implemented. Results so far suggest that the advancement examination program can improve the university's reputation and student motivation and can help assess the quality of curriculum and instruction. (Author/MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southwest Texas State Univ., San Marcos. Coll. of General Studies.; American Association of State Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: College Level Examination Program