Results indicate that CLEP students perform as well, or better than, those in the comparison group in nearly every case.
ACES Placement Validity Study evaluates how performance on CLEP tests taken at the end of a course is related to student performance in that same course. http://professionals.collegeboard.com/profdownload/aces.pdf
Florida Study (2010-11)- soon to be released study of students earning credit with CLEP and their performance in sequent coursework, persistence rates, and degree completion. Preliminary findings indicate CLEP students persist with continued college enrollment at higher rates and complete degrees in less time.
CAEL (2010): Fueling the Race to Postsecondary Success
CLEP and AP, Challenge, Excelsior, and DSST recognized as national exams that support PLA success. http://www.cael.org/pdf/PLA_Executive-Summary.pdf
The College Board College Completion Agenda
In a knowledge-based economy , critical-thinking and research-oriented skills are necessary to be successful productive employees.
The % of American adults with postsecondary credentials is not keeping pace with other industrialized nations.
To help policymakers and educators achieve the goal of 55% by 2025 , The College Board Advocacy & Policy Center has developed the College Completion Agenda-
Two new resources for policymakers and educators, The College Completion Agenda 2010 Progress Report and The College Completion Agenda State Policy Guide provide:
groundbreaking reports to provide the best state by state data and information to inform and shape education policy and improve college success. ( Chapter 10-Adult Education)
a new dynamic, interactive website combines data with policy strategies, allowing information to be easily accessed and customized by each state. http://completionagenda.collegeboard.org
Highest Volume CLEP Exams National and DANTES 2009-10
Supporting Hispanic Student Success
More than 30,000 Hispanic students took more than 34,000 (CLEP) exams (2009-10).
Heritage-speaking Hispanic students took nearly 65% of all CLEP Spanish Language exams.
Please consider CLEP as an effective approach to build academic momentum while recognizing foreign language proficiency….
Who Takes CLEP?
Adults returning to college
Military service members and veterans
Students who are fluent in Spanish, French, or German
Students at risk for stopping out
Students with high SAT or ACT scores
Juniors or seniors who have not met lower-division requirements
International students needing to translate their overseas credit
CLEP for Military and Veterans
CLEP exams are free for eligible military service members
Military veterans can seek reimbursement from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for exam and fees
2008 Survey of National Test Takers 70% are working full- or part-time 45% are first-generation college students 45% have taken an online course
Age Group Exams Administered to National Candidates, 2009-10
Education Levels Exams Administered to National Candidates, 2009-10
CLEP Resources for Students
Test Preparation Aids www.collegeboard.com/clepprep
Free College Composition Exam Guide posted on April 1, 2010.
CLEP Official Study Guide – $24.95
Free online resources for all CLEP exams.
Publications for Students
Take One brochures
CLEP Military brochures
Information for Candidates booklet
CLEP Website Resources
New! At a Glance -FREE publication-what to expect when preparing for CLEP exams, http://clep.collegeboard.org/professionals/exams