FSU Professor Named to CLEP Test Development Committee

Dr. Booker T. Anthony, Associate Professor of English at Fayetteville State University (FSU), has been named to the Test Development Committee responsible for guiding the content and policies of the College Board’s College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) exam in Analyzing and Interpreting Literature. The committee appointment is for one year, renewable for up to four years.

Dr. Anthony teaches in the Department of English and Foreign Languages and is director of the FSU Honors Program.

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 Analyzing and Interpreting Literature 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, Science, Composition and Literature, History, Social Sciences, Foreign Languages, 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.

The College Board is a not-for-profit membership association whose mission is to connect students to college success and opportunity. Founded in 1900, the association is composed of more than 5,200 schools, colleges, universities, and other educational organizations. Each year, the College Board serves seven million students and their parents, 23,000 high schools, and 3,500 colleges through major programs and services in college admissions, guidance, assessment, financial aid, enrollment, and teaching and learning. Among its best-known programs are the SAT®, the PSAT/NMSQT®, and the Advanced Placement Program® (AP®). The College Board 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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