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August 21, 2008

Eisenstadt named to CLEP Test Development Committee

Dr. Robert C. Eisenstadt, associate professor of economics at ULM, has been named to the Test Development Committee responsible for guiding the content and policies of the College Board’s College-Level Examination Program Principles of Macro and Microeconomics exams.

The committee appointment is for one year, renewable for up to four years. College faculty are selected to be members of CLEP committees because of their commitment to the best practices of teaching, assessment, and pedagogy at the introductory level within their discipline. They must also teach the comparable course at their institution.

The work of the CLEP Principles of Macro and Microeconomics Test Development Committee includes creating and editing test questions; assembling exam forms; analyzing and reviewing statistical data and test taker performance on the exam; guiding program policies and outreach; and reviewing information from faculty surveys and other academic sources to ensure both the rigor of CLEP standards and the relevance of exam content to the academic discipline.

CLEP exams are designed to give students credit for what they know, allowing them to demonstrate the skills and knowledge that students should possess after completing the equivalent course. There are 34 different CLEP exams in the fields of mathematics, composition and literature, history and social sciences, foreign languages, science, and business. Over 6 million CLEP exams have been administered to test takers at nearly 1,500 test centers on college campuses, military bases, and other locations; 2,900 colleges and universities in the United States grant credit to successful test takers.

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Among its best-known programs are the SAT®, the PSAT/NMSQT®, and the Advanced Placement Program®. According to information provided by The College Board, the organization is “committed to the principles of excellence and equity, and that commitment is embodied in all of its programs, services, activities, and concerns.”

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