Final Exam Scores
The final credit-granting score, or cut score, for a CLEP exam is the product of collaboration between the test development committee and the standard-setting panel for that exam.
The test development committee reviews the results from the standard-setting study, which includes the standard-setting panel's definitions of the A, B, C and D student and the ratings of the judges at the B and C levels. The committee may make adjustments based on any of the following factors:
- The standard error of judgment
- The standard error of measurement
- The historical performance of candidates
The final cut score (the number of correct questions needed to earn an equivalent of C) is determined following any adjustments. This cut score is equated to a scaled score of 50. The committee approves the final credit-granting score, and that score is implemented in the operational exam.
70% of CLEP test-takers said their CLEP credits made a difference in their ability to finance tuition and other fees.
91% of CLEP test-takers said CLEP made a difference in helping them complete their degrees.
92% of institutions offer PLA credits to provide a time-saving avenue for degree completion.
More than 50% of PLA students earned a degree in seven years, compared to 21% of non-PLA students.
Students who receive credit-by-examination through CLEP for an introductory course are much more likely to earn an A or B in subsequent courses than students who complete the introductory course.
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