ERIC Number: ED561039
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 4
Validity and Fairness of CLEP® Exams. Research Notes. RN-22
Moulder, Brad; Abdulla, Abdulbaset; Morgan, Deanna L.
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 utilize course exemptions, which they earn through CLEP scores that are acceptable to the accredited college or university of their choice, in shortening the path to their graduation. An exemption could also allow students to take other courses in the place of a requirement that the CLEP exam is used to fulfill; this course may be a more advanced course in the same field of study or possibly a course in another area of particular interest to the student. The purpose of this paper is to evaluate the validity of CLEP score use.
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Testing Programs, Prior Learning, Advanced Placement, Test Validity, Scores, College Credits, Academic Records, Academic Achievement, Predictive Validity, Grades (Scholastic), Skill Analysis, Achievement Rating, Pretests Posttests
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: College Board, Office of Research and Psychometrics
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: College Level Examination Program