CLEP Me Out of Here: The Impact of Prior Learning Assessments on College Completion

  title={CLEP Me Out of Here: The Impact of Prior Learning Assessments on College Completion},
  author={Angela Boatman and Michael Hurwitz and Jason Lee and Jonathan Smith},
This paper estimates the impact of the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) examination, a college-level exam that offers credit for student mastery of a content area in lieu of completing a course. Using a regression discontinuity design, we find that passing a CLEP exam leads to a 17 percent (5.7 percentage points) increase in associate degree completion for students at two‐year colleges and a 2.6 percent (1.2 percentage point) increase in bachelor’s degree completion for students at four… Expand

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