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The Hopes and Limitations of Persuasion: Collaborating with Traditional Faculty to Build Adult Student Centered CLEP Policy
Mon 14 Oct, 2019, 13:15–14:05
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For over 40 years, CLEP testing has been in practice within higher education. Even so, most traditional faculty are reticent to accept ACE recommended scores and to grant course equivalencies for these exams. This is evident in a review of CLEP policy at 26 universities, which demonstrates significant variability in scores and credit equivalencies set by traditional faculty. Moreover, most universities require higher scores than ACE recommends. This variability presents concerns for Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) programs and limits student opportunity. This workshop explores advocacy strategies for aligning CLEP policy with ACE recommendations so that institutions can better serve adult students.
Anne Rapp, Lewis University
Dr Cynthia Stevens, Lewis university