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CLEP NOTES Issue 16 September 2011
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New CLEP Website Launching Septmeber 9, 2011

CLEP® is proud to announce the launch of a new, refreshed website, this September. Through the site, students and professionals will be able to easily access information on a variety of topics specific to CLEP. We have also designed individual sections specifically for faculty, enrollment managers, advisers and test center administrators.

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The interactive webpage focuses on topics such as new research on exam validity and student performance, and features testimonials, news and updates — including enhancements to the testing platform and test development process, CLEP exam samples, professional development opportunities, suggestions for building and promoting CLEP on campus and much more. Two exciting features include the improved Test Center and College Search pages.

Access our new website to discover more www.collegeboard.org/clep.

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Register for new Professional Development Series

Register for our new online professional development series, featuring topics of interest specific to faculty, advisers, enrollment managers, testing professionals and others.

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Participants will become familiar with CLEP benefits and best practices and engage in deeper discussions about how to help students become aware of CLEP, the validity and reliability of CLEP exams, the CLEP exam development process, and enhancements to the testing platform. To register, visit www.collegeboard.org/clep.

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National College Testing Association (NCTA) Annual Conference

The 12th annual conference of the National College Testing Association will take place September 21-24 in San Diego. As a platinum sponsor, the College Board is hosting an exclusive two-hour session for CLEP test center administrators to discuss program highlights and future initiatives.

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Register online. Once you are logged into the website, select 2011 Conference, then Sponsor Workshops. At the 1-3 p.m. College Board sessions, select Brett Miller to register for this session.


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Fully-Funded Testing for Military Service Members

With the closeout of CLEP paper-and-pencil exams effective December 31, 2011, the College Board and DANTES will begin the fully funded pilot program on October 1, 2011, and it will run through September 30, 2012. This program will greatly facilitate the transition of CONUS paper-and-pencil testing to 100 percent eCBT testing. In addition, CLEP will ensure that a base-sponsored or on-base national test center (NTC) is open in those areas where paper-and-pencil testing was conducted so that there is uninterrupted access to CLEP exams for DANTES-funded test takers.

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One significant change to the current process of setting up a base-sponsored/on-base NTC is that the test center will no longer have to sign an MOU with the local base. This change to the process will expedite the NTC establishment process.

For additional information on the pilot program, please contact clep@collegeboard.org.


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Order your 2010-2011 Institution Summary Reports

Get a head start and order your institutions CLEP data for 2010-2011. The report includes your institution, state and national test taker data, exams administered and much more.

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To order your report, log in to the CLEP Resource Center, click on Forms, then Order Your Summary Reports. Reports will be fulfilled on a first-come first-served basis starting October 1, 2011. If you require a username and password for the CLEP Resource Center, please email clep@collegeboard.org.

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Did you know?

An adult student who earns 15 prior learning assessment credits that can be applied toward a degree can save from a low of around $1,605 at a large public university to a high of around $6,000 at other institutions.1

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