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CLEP iBT Demonstration Video Script
Submitted 6/18/14
Sidorela Sanchez

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Script: The College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) helps you earn college credit for knowledge that you have already acquired.  In this tutorial we will guide you through the testing platform to help you become familiar with the tools, the types of exam questions and the types of calculators that will appear in a CLEP exam. Our goal is to help you feel comfortable with the testing experience.

[Section 1]
Testing Tools and Navigation

Script: In this section we will help you navigate through the testing tool menu bar.

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Testing Tool Menu Bar

Script: Each screen on the iBT testing platform has a testing tool menu bar, which includes: Next, Back, Help, Volume, Mark, Review, Exit.



Script: Below the testing tool menu bar you will see the time you have left to complete the CLEP exam.  You have the choice to hide or display the time while you are testing.

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[bring each tool name, button and description, one at a time up on the screen. Demonstrate how each tool works in the test questions by presenting an example. Alternate between the tool you are introducing and the demonstration of how it works via example.]

Script: Once you are comfortable with your answer to an exam question, click Next to go to the next question.  Note that you can still change the answer after clicking on Next.



[Demonstrate via example]

Script: If you want to go back to change your answer to an exam question, click on the Back button. You will be taken to the previous screen or question.



[Demonstrate via example]

Script: Clicking on Help will bring you to Help screen, where you can get information on:
How to Answer a Question, How to Scroll, Types of Calculators, Section Directions, Notes and References.

[Demonstrate via example and who the different tabs how to Answer, How to Scroll, Types of Calcs...etc]

Script: On the French, German and Spanish CLEP exams the Volume tool will be part of the testing tools menu bar. Clicking on Volume brings up the volume control. To change the volume, move the volume indicator to the left (to increase) or to the right (to decrease).  Click on Volume again to close the volume control.

[Demonstrate via example]

Script: Clicking on Mark will place a check mark next to the question that you may want to revisit at a later time.  This question will appear on the Review screen. Note that a question will remain marked even if you change the answer. To unmark the question, you must click again on the Mark tool.

[Demonstrate via example]

Script: You can review exam questions at any time during the exam.  Clicking on Review will display the Review screen. On this screen you will see a list of all of the questions asked in a CLEP Exam, and their status.  The Status column shows if a question has been answered, not answered, or not yet seen.  Questions you have marked are indicated with a checkmark. The question you were looking at last is highlighted when you enter the Review screen.


 [Demonstrate via example. Incorporate screen below]



Script: On the mathematics, Financial Accounting and Chemistry CLEP exams the Calculator tool will be part of the testing tools menu bar. Later in the tutorial we will present the different types of calculators available and demonstrate how to use the calculator feature.

[demonstrate a screen of exam question where exit tool is present, and point mouse to exit tool]

Script: If you click on the Exit tool you will be exited from the exam section. Please note that once you exit the section you can not return to it.

[Section 2]
How to Answer Exam Questions
Script: In this section we will introduce the different types of exam questions that you will encounter in a CLEP exam and show you how to answer them.


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Select and Move Text/Objects [demonstrate]



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Answer a “Grid” question [demonstration]




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Answer a “Zones” question [demonstration]




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Answer a Multiple-Choice Question [demonstration]




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Answer an Essay Question [demonstration]



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Answer a Math Question – Enter Number [demonstration]



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Answer a Math Question – Enter Fractions [demonstration]



[Section 3]
Using Calculators
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Script: In this section we will introduce the three different types of calculators that you may encounter in a CLEP exam. You can download a trial version of these calculators to practice at clep.collegeboard.org/exams.

Scientific Calculator

Script: The scientific calculator will be available in the College Mathematics, College Algebra and Chemistry CLEP exams. To access the scientific calculator, click on the Calc tool on the testing tools menu bar. To hide the calculator, click again on the Calc tool. Note that the x sign is not functional. 



Graphing Calculator

Script: The graphing calculator will be available in the Calculus and
Precalculus CLEP exams.  To access the graphing calculator, click on the Calc tool on the testing tools menu bar. To hide the calculator, click again on the Calc tool. Note that the x sign is not functional. 





Basic Calculator
Script: The basic calculator will be available in the Financial Accounting CLEP exams. To access the basic calculator, click on the Calc tool on the testing tools menu bar. To hide the calculator, click again on the Calc tool. Note that the x sign is not functional. 



[conclusion]
Script: We hope that you found this tutorial helpful. To learn more about CLEP exams and preparation materials visit https://clep.collegeboard.org
Prepare and Succeed
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This tutorial guides you through the testing platform to help you become familiar with the testing tools, the types of examination questions and the types of calculators that will appear in a CLEP exam. Download Video.

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The following sample questions do not appear on an actual CLEP examination. They are intended to give potential test-takers an indication of the format and difficulty level of the examination and provide content for practice and review. For more sample questions and information about the test, see the CLEP Official Study Guide.

Question of

Nathaniel Hawthorne's Blithedale Romance satirizes which literary and cultural movement?

  • A.

    Transcendentalism

  • B.

    The Great Awakening

  • C.

    Progressivism

  • D.

    Regionalism

  • E.

    Imagism

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The following sample questions do not appear on an actual CLEP examination. They are intended to give potential test-takers an indication of the format and difficulty level of the examination and provide content for practice and review. For more sample questions and information about the test, see the CLEP Official Study Guide.

Question of

Which of the following writers was known for his novels about Americans confronting European society?

  • A.

    Frank Norris

  • B.

    Jack London

  • C.

    Henry James

  • D.

    Theodore Dreiser

  • E.

    William Dean Howells

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The following sample questions do not appear on an actual CLEP examination. They are intended to give potential test-takers an indication of the format and difficulty level of the examination and provide content for practice and review. For more sample questions and information about the test, see the CLEP Official Study Guide.

Question of

If ever two were one, then surely we.
If ever man were loved by wife, then thee;
If ever wife was happy in a man,
Compare with me, ye women, if you can.
I prize thy love more than whole mines of gold
Or all the riches that the East doth hold.
My love is such that rivers cannot quench,
Nor ought but love from thee, give recompense.
Thy love is such I can no way repay,
The heavens reward thee manifold, I pray,
The while we live, in love let's so persevere
That when we live no more, we may live ever.

The poem was written by

  • A.

    Phillis Wheatley

  • B.

    Amy Lowell

  • C.

    Adrienne Rich

  • D.

    Anne Bradstreet

  • E.

    Emily Dickinson

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The following sample questions do not appear on an actual CLEP examination. They are intended to give potential test-takers an indication of the format and difficulty level of the examination and provide content for practice and review. For more sample questions and information about the test, see the CLEP Official Study Guide.

Question of

If ever two were one, then surely we.
If ever man were loved by wife, then thee;
If ever wife was happy in a man,
Compare with me, ye women, if you can.
I prize thy love more than whole mines of gold
Or all the riches that the East doth hold.
My love is such that rivers cannot quench,
Nor ought but love from thee, give recompense.
Thy love is such I can no way repay,
The heavens reward thee manifold, I pray,
The while we live, in love let's so persevere
That when we live no more, we may live ever.

Which of the following best describes the poem's rhyme scheme?

  • A.

    abcabcdefdef

  • B.

    aabbccddeeff

  • C.

    abcdabcdabcd

  • D.

    aabbaaccabab

  • E.

    ababcdcdefef

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ACE Recommended Score Weighting: 
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Semester Hours: 
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B-Level: 
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C-Level: 
4