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  1. I just discovered this after paying full price for multiple exams. CLEP SUMMER DISCOUNT Get 50% Off Your Next Exam* Take a CLEP exam between January 1, 2021 and August 31, 2021, and get 50% off when you sign up for a second exam between June 1, 2021 and August 31, 2021.* Use promo code CLEPSUMMER. Register Today! https://clep.collegeboard.org/develop-your-clep-program/create-a-clep-policy/ace-credit-recommendations/b-level-score-recommendations
  2. I can tell you that strong knowledge of grammar and syntax are truly important in law enforcement, especially in reporting writing. For that reason alone, I'd recommend Rod & Staff English which is solid in both. However, if your son would like the workbook style and videos, then BJU Writing and Grammar seems like the next runner-up, though I don't have any personal experience with it. If your son enjoys writing, then I'd probably recommend Writing and Rhetoric or Rhetoric Alive! by Classical Academic Press, but the aforementioned get the job done without having to add anything. I've never used IEW, as it never appealed to us. Also, I found thread that you may be interested in reading:
  3. Regular High School: one semester = 1 credit, two semesters/full year = 2 credits Dual Credit: For every 2 credits taken at the college, the student will get 1 regular high school credit. For example, if a student takes a 3 credit ENG 101 class, they will get 1.5 regular high school credits toward their graduation requirements.
  4. I could use some insight on this. How much credit would you assign to a high school transcript for a completed career and technical education course that would be taken second semester of senior year, with over 240+ hours of class time outside the home, as well as whose culmination of time and skills covered is worth 12 CC credits—equates to 6 high school dual credits in our state—towards an AAS degree. Would you assign all 6 credits to the high school transcript, or only a full year worth of credit (which is 2 credits in our state)?
  5. I'll piggyback @Rootann's comments and add my own theory. Based on this chart found at CLEP STEP... https://clepstep.com/clep-faq/frequently-asked-questions/ ...as well as comparing the CLEP Official Study Guides and the REA CLEP Study Guide, it seems as though there are two kinds of tests: 1. harder questions and less of them, 2. easier questions and more of them. I assume that the information given during the registration process determines which test you will receive. I am guessing that students with less preparation time receive the harder exam with less questions and students with more prep time receive the easier exam with more questions, but I don't know what the cutoff would be (1 month? 3 months? 6 months? 1 year?). The materials used to study may also contribute to which test is received.
  6. This is a good point. In my state (wherein a semester = 1 credit, so two semesters/full year = 2 credits), every 2 credits taken at the college, the student receives 1 credit. For example, if a student takes a 3 credit COMM 101 class, they will get 1.5 high school credits.
  7. I’d recommend giving a grade. The Real Value of Grades on a Transcript https://www.homehighschoolhelp.com/blogs/the-real-value-of-grades-on-a-transcript Grading Estimate https://www.homehighschoolhelp.com/blogs/grading-estimate
  8. @Melissa B: What made you decide on a 0.5 credit instead of 1 credit each? It is my understanding that you could award a full credit for each. Also, have you considered designating those other courses as honors for passing the CLEP exams? https://www.homehighschoolhelp.com/blogs/4-ways-to-earn-high-school-credit
  9. Does anyone include credit for self-study courses specifically for CLEP exams?
  10. Mr. Monk Book Series – Lee Goldberg https://www.amazon.com/gp/bookseries/B00CKBTZJE/
  11. So… our State Department of Education does not create a test form, but the statute requires districts use the questions found on the United States Citizenship Naturalization Test. The state does not establish a defined test window for this assessment. They expect most students will take the assessment in their Junior or Senior year of high school, however, the law allows students to take the test any time after entering the 7th grade. The student may repeat the test as many times as is necessary in order to obtain a passing score. Districts may decide how the assessment is given, i.e. multiple choice, question and answer, orally, etc. Districts will also determine the passing threshold a student will need to meet in order to fulfill the graduation requirement. No, the State Department of Education will not collect students’ test scores. However, schools have to add the completion/passing of the Civics Test to the student’s high school transcript. Civics Questions for the Naturalization Test https://www.uscis.gov/sites/default/files/document/questions-and-answers/100q.pdf Civics Test Flash Cards https://www.uscis.gov/sites/default/files/document/flash-cards/M-623_red_slides.pdf Quick Civics Lessons https://www.uscis.gov/sites/default/files/document/flash-cards/M-638_red.pdf Study for the Test https://www.uscis.gov/citizenship/find-study-materials-and-resources This is a requirement only for government schooled students in our state (not Arizona), but I’m thinking that it would not be a bad idea or even difficult to meet those expectations anyway.
  12. Does your state require all secondary students to demonstrate that they have met the state civics and government standard by successfully completing the civics test or alternate path, and successful completion of this requirement must be reflected on the student’s transcript?
  13. We'll be using Chalk Dust Statistics, taught by Dana Mosely, which includes text, solutions manual, and DVDs: https://www.chalkdust.com/stats.html Another similar option is Cool Math Guy also taught by Dana Mosely, which are the same courses but online only without text, solutions manual, and DVDs option, so no resale value: https://coolmathguy.com/about-dana-mosely Perhaps you could create and submit a syllabus to the College Board for an AP Course Audit? https://apcentral.collegeboard.org/courses/ap-course-audit https://apcentral.collegeboard.org/courses/ap-course-audit/faqs/submit-syllabus-for-approval https://blog.prepscholar.com/ap-course-audit Maybe someone who knows more about how to do that can chime in?
  14. We used Total Health, counting it as a 1 semester course for a 1/2 credit.
  15. This is a bit off topic, but something else that was helpful pertains to the particular testing center. The first testing center we used for the first two exams printed out the unofficial raw score after each one and gave them to us. The second testing center that we used for the last exam both emailed and printed out the score report, so now I don’t have to scan it. What is more, the two testing centers are night and day difference. All testing centers are not set-up equal. The computers at the first testing center are ancient, the area cramped/confined with wires everywhere at your feet, so uncomfortable as well as hot. Temperature is a big deal for my young man while testing, as well as air flow. Yes, he had to wear a mask during the first two exams, which does effect him. At the second testing center, the computers were better quality, and he had a room to himself so that he could remove his mask while testing. Even though the sitting fee is more at the second, we’ll be returning to that facility for all exams in the future.
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