Analyzing Literature and Natural Science

Discussion in 'General Distance Learning Discussions' started by tgrusso78, Jan 18, 2006.

  1. tgrusso78

    tgrusso78 New Member

    I just got word from my ed center that my test scores are in. I missed picking them up today, but will in the morning. I took both of these on the same day in December, and the anxiety about my score is getting me. I'll let you know how I did.
  2. beholdweb

    beholdweb New Member

    Hi tgrusso78,

    Good luck with your incoming results.

    You had mentioned that you were thinking about taking a whole bunch of exams in an intensive test-taking week or so (shock and awe?) because the exams are free for the military. Did you decide against it, or are you just getting your feet wet first?

    I wish you the best whatever you decide,
  3. Bruce

    Bruce Moderator

    Good luck!

    Analyzing Literature I didn't find all that bad, and it's worth 6 credits to boot.
  4. tgrusso78

    tgrusso78 New Member

    Just getting warmed up. I am planning on studying about a week each or so. Overlapping where possible (macro/micro economics). Waiting on tax returns to fund my book buying spree and the enrollment fee at Excelsior.
  5. tgrusso78

    tgrusso78 New Member

    I received a 74 on the Natural Sciences exam, and a 69 on the Analyzing and Interpreting Literature exam. I feel like the Natural Sciences score is about what I expected to receive, but I didn't think I had done that well on the Analyzing exam.

    Does anyone know what the exact difference is between the "easy" and "harder" version of CLEP exams is? I know that is why they use the points system they do, but I don't know how much the exams vary in perceived difficulty.
  6. philosophicalme

    philosophicalme New Member

    Congratulations on your scores...Not shabby at all. :) What do you mean by 'easier' and 'harder'? Are you referring to the fact that some exams are worth 3 credits whereas some are worth 6 credits? This is just due to the fact that the information covered in the 6 credit CLEP is equivalent to a year's study.


  7. tgrusso78

    tgrusso78 New Member

    I mean that on the bottom of all of my 3 CLEP exams it explains the scoring system used. It says that all pen and paper tests since 2004 and all computer tests since 2001 use a system that isn't a percentile, but rather is based on some formula. I am guessing this means each question on their question pool has a value of difficulty associated with it. Say you and I both got 75 percent of the questions right, but you had the easiest possible combination of questions, and I had the hardest possible combination, I might receive a 70, and you might receive a 55. The numbers are made up just for illustration.

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