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Barry, Carol L. – College Board, 2013
The College-Level Examination Program® (CLEP®) is an exam program consisting of 33 exams in five subject areas that typically correspond to single-semester courses, but some correspond to full-year or two-year courses. CLEP exams offer students the opportunity to receive college course credit for learning that has already occurred outside of the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Credits, Educational Testing, Prior Learning
Godfrey, Kelly E.; Jagesic, Sanja – College Board, 2016
The College-Level Examination Program® (CLEP®) is a computer-based prior-learning assessment that allows examinees the opportunity to demonstrate mastery of knowledge and skills necessary to earn postsecondary course credit in higher education. Currently, there are 33 exams in five subject areas: composition and literature, world languages,…
Descriptors: Student Placement, Test Validity, Scores, Mathematics Tests
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Beaver, William; Paul, Stephen T. – Mid-Western Educational Researcher, 2007
The Educational Testing Service (ETS) created the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) in 1965 and over the years it has become a staple of American higher education. In order to better understand the ramifications of the CLEP program, this article provides a brief history of CLEP and reexamines some of the findings of earlier research. The…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Grade Point Average, Private Colleges, Educational Testing
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Yang, Wen-Ling; Gao, Rui – Applied Psychological Measurement, 2008
This study investigates whether the functions linking number-correct scores to the College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) scaled scores remain invariant over gender groups, using test data on the 16 testlet-based forms of the CLEP College Algebra exam. To be consistent with the operational practice, linking of various test forms to a common…
Descriptors: Mathematics Tests, Algebra, Item Response Theory, Testing Programs
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Claes, Neree; Brabanders, Valérie – International Journal of Higher Education, 2016
Today healthcare is facing many challenges in a volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous environment. There is a need to develop strong leaders who can cope with these challenges. This article describes the process of a leadership training program for healthcare professionals in Belgium (named "Clinical Leadership Program" or…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Leadership Training, Physicians, Nurses
Scammacca, Nancy K.; Dodd, Barbara G. – College Board, 2005
This study sought to investigate the educational outcomes of the College-Level Examination Program® (CLEP®) for students who earned credit through CLEP compared to those students who earned comparable credit through the Advanced Placement Program® (AP®) and through traditional course enrollment. In order to evaluate the short- and long-term…
Descriptors: College Credits, Comparative Analysis, Educational Testing, Outcomes of Education
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Delleville, Valerie – Journal of Continuing Higher Education, 2017
Some institutions' prior learning assessment (PLA) programs are far more successful than others. As with any strategic initiative, the best-intentioned policy is only as good as the implementation, operations, and people behind it. Beyond progressing through the change management process, ensuring sustainability is critical to long-term PLA…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Prior Learning, Best Practices, Bachelors Degrees
Moulder, Brad; Abdulla, Abdulbaset; Morgan, Deanna L. – College Board, 2005
The College-Level Examination Program® (CLEP®) consists of a battery of 34 tests covering courses in which entering college students often enroll. CLEP exams are tools that help accredited colleges and universities provide course requirement exemptions to students who have gained outside-the-classroom knowledge of certain subjects. Students may…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Testing Programs, Prior Learning, Advanced Placement
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Regier, Kimberly Fayette – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2016
General biology courses (for majors) are often transferred from one institution to another. These courses must prepare students for upper division courses in biology. In Colorado, a Biology Transfer Articulation Agreement that includes general biology has been created across the state. An evaluation was conducted of course grades in two upper…
Descriptors: College Students, College Science, Biology, Cytology
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Adams, Shirley M.; Wilder, Linda – Journal of Continuing Higher Education, 2016
The history of Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) can be traced back to World War II when the American Council on Education (ACE) began conducting credit evaluations of military training. However, it wasn't until the 1970s with the inception of adult-serving colleges such as Charter Oak State College (COSC) and others, the altering of ACE to expand…
Descriptors: Prior Learning, Scholarships, Higher Education, Adult Students
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Friesen, Norm; Wihak, Christine – Open Praxis, 2013
Recent developments in OER and MOOCs (Open Educational Resources and Massive Open Online Courses) have raised questions as to how learners engaging with these courses and components might be assessed or credentialed. This descriptive and exploratory paper examines PLAR (Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition) as a possible answer to these…
Descriptors: Open Education, Student Evaluation, Credentials, Educational Resources
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Wolfersberger, Mary E.; Reutzel, D. Ray; Sudweeks, Richard; Fawson, Parker C. – Journal of Literacy Research, 2004
In this report, the development, field testing, and validation of the Classroom Literacy Environment Profile (CLEP) are described. In the first phase, characteristics of print-rich classroom environments were identified, defined, and organized into categories through a review of the literature, classroom observations, and teacher focus groups. In…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Literacy, Classroom Environment
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Ruecker, Todd – Composition Studies, 2011
English 1311: Expository English Composition is the first semester course in a two-semester first-year composition (FYC) sequence. Both ENG 1311 and its second-semester counterpart, ENG 1312, are required for all students unless they have transfer credit covering this requirement or place out of one or both of the courses via the College-Level…
Descriptors: Writing (Composition), Rhetoric, Rhetorical Criticism, Higher Education
Jones-Reed, LaToya Tamiko – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Mississippi lacks a formal unified method for evaluating academic advising programs, and it is unclear whether advisement practices are satisfactory and aiding in student success. This study attempted to assess advisement satisfaction among students attending community colleges in Mississippi. The purpose of this study was to explore the level of…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Racial Differences, Gender Differences
Florida State Legislature, Tallahassee. Office of Program Policy Analysis and Government Accountability. – 2003
The Bright Futures Scholarship testing program in Florida currently requires all scholarship recipients to make at least five acceleration attempts. The program can produce savings, but only if students pass the tests and use the credits earned to graduate more quickly from college. However, students graduating from Florida public universities in…
Descriptors: Acceleration (Education), College Credits, College Students, Higher Education
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