Scoring CLEP Essays

College Composition and Spanish with Writing essays are graded by college professors. Below are additional facts about essay scoring:

  • Essays are scored by readers who are college faculty members, not by computer programs that search for patterns or word pairings.
  • Each reader participates in an online training course and passes a certification test before the scoring session.
  • Scoring rubrics and guidelines are designed to measure college-level skills and knowledge.
  • Test takers respond to two essay topics, spending approximately 45 minutes on each. Each essay is scored by at least two separate readers.