Hello all! Long time lurker first time poster...
I'm scheduled to take the Spanish CLEP for my final two credits of my degree requirements and have a few questions about the scoring of the practice tests from Peterson's Vs. the actual CLEP examination. I've searched the forums and there were a few similar threads from years past but no clear and definitive answer was ever reached or at least posted.
On the Peterson's practice exams you are given a percentage that is calculated obviously by the number of correct answers divided by the incorrect ones. However, it is my understanding that the CLEP exam gives you 1 point for each correct response. In theory, in order to receive my foreign language credits I need to score above a 54...so does that mean I need to [I]only[I] get 54 out of the 120 questions correct? That seems a bit off to me. I took the exam a few years ago and didn't pass but hopefully this time around I can knock it out. I scored decent on the Peterson's but I've prepared myself knowing that those scores are typically inflated a little bit...but it would give me a boost of confidence if the number I scored correctly on the Peterson's would equate to, +/- 10 points or so, what I could expect to make on the actual exam.
Any help would be greatly appreciated!