How is the CLEP College Mathematics Test Scored?

Basic courses can be one of the main obstacles facing college students. Many students find the non-major related courses extra and do not want to waste time or tuition money on taking the class. To meet this desire, College-Level Examination Program or CLEP tests developed. These tests allow students to earn credit for the corresponding course, without having to take the actual class.

One of these tests is the CLEP College Mathematics Exam. This is a 60 question test to be answered in 90 minutes and covers seven core content areas. These content areas are as follows: Logic and Sets, Numbers, Financial Mathematics, Geometry, Data Analysis and Statistics, Counting and Probability, as well as Algebra and Functions. With the help of the CLEP College Mathematics Practice Test, passing this test should be a breeze.

How does the CLEP College Mathematics Test scoring system work?

To calculate the total score of students in their score reports, two calculations are performed.

First, the raw score is calculated. This is the number of questions that have been answered correctly. The raw score increases by one point for each correctly answered question. No points are earned or lost when the question is either unanswered or incorrectly answered.

A raw score is converted into a scaled score by a statistical process called equating. Equating maintains the consistency of standards for test scores over time by adjusting for small differences in the difficulty of test forms. This ensures that the score does not depend on the specific test form or the performance of others on the same form. The raw score is converted to a scaled score from 20 to 80. The final scaled score is the score that appears in the score report.

What is a CLEP College Mathematics passing score?

The final score that CLEP uses to determine whether an examiner has passed an exam and will earn college credits is called a cut score. This score, set by the CLEP test development committee and the standard-setting panel, is equal to the number of correctly answered questions common for a C student. According to these criteria, the cut score equals a scaled score of 50. This is the lowest score offered by CLEP as a passing score when granting course credit to test takers. It’s good to note that individual institutions are afforded the option to set their passing scores.

After taking the CLEP test, your score for a multiple-choice test will be displayed on the screen immediately following completion (a printed copy of the score report is given to test takers before leaving the test center).

How do you send score reports to institutions?

Test takers interested in submitting passing CLEP scores to a certifying agency, employer, or college can choose the institution to which they want those scores sent during registration or on the day of the test. They can go online and pay a small fee to get more institutions to receive your CLEP score.

What does your CLEP C score mean?

With a passing score on one of the 34 exams offered by CLEP, you will earn a college-level credit that is accepted at 2,900 colleges and universities. Visit the CLEP website to find schools that grant you university credits for passing CLEP exams. CLEP exams are typically associated with one-semester courses, but some correspond with one- and two-year courses. Earning college credits through CLEP can speed up the process of earning a degree or achieving other goals related to your job.

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