ERIC Number: ED336424
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Credit by Examination at the University of Texas at Austin, 1990-1991. Special Report.
Mahoney, Susan S.
This report documents the results of the credit by examination program at the University of Texas at Austin during the 1990-91 testing year. Credit earned by examination at this University is equivalent to credit earned by taking the course, but not to credit earned in residence. In this report, numbers relating to eligibility for credit are derived from comparisons of test scores with qualifying score ranges for the 1990-91 test year, which began in April 1991. Scores from the nine colleges and schools of the University participating in this program (Business Administration, Communication, Education, Engineering, Fine Arts, Liberal Arts, Natural Sciences, Nursing, and Pharmacy) are provided, including 23,748 test scores for 51 subject areas taught in 32 departments. Many of the students took more than one test. There were 10,582 participants in the program, of whom 69% earned credit for at least one course. On 12,704 (53%) of the tests, students achieved scores high enough to qualify for 69,172 semester hours of credit eligibility. Three academic subjects stand out as those in which students most often attempted to earn credit by examination: English and Spanish in the College of Liberal Arts, and mathematics in the College of Natural Sciences. During the 1990-91 testing year, 75% of the test scores evaluated were in these three subjects. Test results from 18 academic subjects are reported alphabetically. Ninety-four data tables and five graphs are provided. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas Univ., Austin. Measurement and Evaluation Center.