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CLEP NOTES Issue 25 February 2013
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Update your CLEP Policy

During CLEP's transition to iBT, we want to ensure that we have the most current policy information from institutions so that we can provide the best service to prospective test-takers. We have received CLEP policy updates from several institutions — thank you if you have already sent yours in. If you have not, please take a moment to update your institution's CLEP policy information via the CLEP Policy Form.

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In the coming weeks, the CLEP team will make sure that all policy changes are reflected on the College Search site.

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Visit us at the Council of College and Military Educators Symposium, Feb. 25-28

We encourage you to attend the Council of College and Military Educators (CCME) symposium taking place in San Diego from Feb. 25–28. CCME membership is composed of military educators, civilian educators, postsecondary educational institutions and suppliers of quality education products and services. CCME's mission is to promote and provide educational programs and services and to facilitate communication between the membership and the Department of Defense (DOD) educational-support network.

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CLEP has been a sponsor of the CCME annual symposium for several years. This year, CLEP will exhibit and present concurrent sessions, including:

Expanding Educational Opportunities and Bridging the Gap to Degree Completion with CLEP
Feb. 26, 9:30-10:30 a.m.

This session will focus on two new developments in the CLEP program: the advantages of standardized CLEP policies and the migration of all CLEP test centers to an Internet-based (iBT) testing platform in fall 2013 and spring 2014.

Visit us in booth 605.

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CLEP in the News

Catch the latest highlights about CLEP from news outlets around the nation. Read about how higher education organizations and institutions are eager to endorse CLEP.

Free Course, Inexpensive Exam Students who take free, massive open online courses apply knowledge and skills acquired by taking a CLEP exam.
Inside Higher Ed

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To Raise Graduation Rate, Colleges Are Urged to Help a Changing Student Body: Improving college-completion rates is the number one priority in the education world today. CLEP is recognized as a useful tool to accomplish this goal by those higher education associations who want to reform college population to include more nontraditional adults.
The New York Times

Get Help Now to Pay for College: Students and families are in the process of completing financial aid applications. CLEP is featured as a way to save money by earning college credit.

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Internet-Based Testing: Reminder to Submit Your Contract

As part of the transition process to Internet-based testing (iBT), CLEP has begun to send the iBT contract to existing test centers via email and will continue this process through May 2013.

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Test center administrators: Once you receive your contract, please obtain the appropriate signatures and return the document promptly following the instructions in the cover memo. The transition to iBT is scheduled to be completed by May 31, 2014, after which time, eCBT capabilities will be disabled. To ensure your site is scheduled in a timely manner, please make every effort to expedite your contract submission.

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Register for Professional Development Webinars

We invite you to register for the new professional development webinars, designed to meet the needs of campuses that are new to the CLEP® testing program as well as campuses that already administer CLEP. These free sessions are scheduled to run until May 28th, 2013.

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Please share these professional development opportunities with other campus members who may benefit from attending. We have highlighted some titles below. For a complete list of sessions, visit the professional development page. Register Today!

Design and Development of CLEP Exams: This session takes you through the design and development process of CLEP exams. Topics include exam design and rigor, the test development process and credit-granting recommendations. This session is designed for faculty, advisers and testing-center professionals.

CLEP for Military Members and Veterans: This session will highlight the benefits available to active-duty military service members, veterans and eligible spouses for taking CLEP exams at no charge. This session is designed for Veterans Affairs officers, advisers and faculty with advising responsibilities.

Enhance Your CLEP Acceptance Policy to Empower Students: This session discusses the steps involved in enhancing the existing CLEP policy at your institutions. Topics include a review of CLEP exams and the test development process, recommendations on accepted cut scores and suggestions for how to match course credits to appropriate exams. We will also discuss how you can publicize the CLEP exam policy at your institution. This session is designed for academic affairs staff, testing-center professionals and faculty.

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Council of College and Military Educators (CCME)
Feb. 25-28, 2013
San Diego, Calif.

To learn more about CLEP conferences, visit our News & Events page.

Update your CLEP policy

Access the Policy Form on our website to update your institution's CLEP policy.

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