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Am I ready for my CLEP tests?
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It doesn't seem like I spent enough time studying, but, my Peterson test scores are as follows on first attempt

Principles of Management - Took the final test for the Clep prep on Study.com and got an 88%, so just did instantcert flashcards. (I did spend a few years in retail management.)
 88%, 79% - have not taken test 3

Principles of Marketing
70% on test 3 - other two tests were taken before I studied flash cards and were in the high 50's and low 60's, but can't remember exactly. I took a couple tests and then realized I'd better study..lol 

Principles of Macroeconomics
70% for first test , 79% on test 2



Otherwise, am I likely ready?
Enrolled in WGU BS in Accounting - Start Date 04/01/2019
B&M State College (90 credits 3.57 GPA)
Modern States CLEP  (27 credits) Analyzing and Interpreting Literature (64)  Introduction to Sociology (65) Information Systems (71) Principles of Management (68) Principles of Marketing (73) Principles of Macroeconomics (70) Principles of Microeconomics (53), Introduction to Business Law (60)
Sophia(2 credits)
Straighterline (9)American Government, Western Civilizations I, Introduction to Religion
WGU (25): Organizational Behavior, Spreadsheets, Global Business, Principles of Accounting, Accounting II, Managerial Accounting, Principles of Finance, Business Strategy (completed as of 04/26/2019)
63 credits earned since December 23rd 2018, 41 credits to go..  Smile 
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(01-25-2019, 06:31 PM)Jenniferinfl Wrote: It doesn't seem like I spent enough time studying, but, my Peterson test scores are as follows on first attempt

Principles of Management - Took the final test for the Clep prep on Study.com and got an 88%, so just did instantcert flashcards. (I did spend a few years in retail management.)
 88%, 79% - have not taken test 3

Principles of Marketing
70% on test 3 - other two tests were taken before I studied flash cards and were in the high 50's and low 60's, but can't remember exactly. I took a couple tests and then realized I'd better study..lol 

Principles of Macroeconomics
70% for first test - will take remaining two tonight. I have gone through instantcert flashcards, study.com's entire Macroeconomic course and used Khan academy for a couple concepts that confused me. 

Obviously, plan may change for Macroeconomics if my next two tests are low 60's. 

Otherwise, am I likely ready?

You're the only one who can answer that question. Do you feel confident that you'll pass? Using the IC flashcards and Peterson practice exams is a great gauge. I usually recommend the REA exams as well. But it really comes down to how confident are you in your knowledge of the material and what is your level of risk tolerance?

Remember that the study material will cover aspects of each topic but will not cover the specific questions on the exam. So (aside from formulas–like in economics) it is less about memorizing and more about having a strong understanding of the concepts.

Personally, I wouldn't sit for an exam unless I was consistently scoring at least 80-90% on the practice exams and had the flashcards committed to memory. But I had a low risk-tolerance since I was paying for the exams out of pocket and had to travel an hour each way to the test center and needed to book my appointments a month in advance. So retaking a test was not something I was comfortable with. I always assume that the practice tests have at least a 20% margin of error when compared to the real test.
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Up Next: Perhaps an MSCS or a DBA/DM/Ph.D.

Complete:
BSBA in Computer Information Systems, 2019, Thomas Edison State University
ASNSM in Computer Science, 2019, Thomas Edison State University

B&M CC: 8.68cr, TESU: 3cr, CLEP/DSST: 15cr, Study.com: 57cr, Straighterline: 19cr, ALEKS: 9cr, TEEX: 6cr, The Institutes: 2cr, Sophia: 2cr
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(01-25-2019, 06:31 PM)Jenniferinfl Wrote: It doesn't seem like I spent enough time studying, but, my Peterson test scores are as follows on first attempt

Principles of Management - Took the final test for the Clep prep on Study.com and got an 88%, so just did instantcert flashcards. (I did spend a few years in retail management.)
 88%, 79% - have not taken test 3

Principles of Marketing
70% on test 3 - other two tests were taken before I studied flash cards and were in the high 50's and low 60's, but can't remember exactly. I took a couple tests and then realized I'd better study..lol 

Principles of Macroeconomics
70% for first test , 79% on test 2



Otherwise, am I likely ready?

Honestly, those are decent enough peterson's scores that I'd probably pull the trigger in your shoes, and my previous CLEP scores aren't as high as yours.
It's always possible that they're asking you things you know which can skew a little- but I don't think I've ever gotten a practice test score in the 70's, so I'm pretty impressed.
Jennifer
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MS Applied Nutrition, 2014 Canisius College, NY
Premed/Prenursing Sciences, 2011 Ocean County College, NJ
BA Social Science, 2008 Thomas Edison State University, NJ
AA General Studies, 2008 Thomas Edison State University, NJ
AOS Culinary Arts,1990 Culinary Institute of America, NY

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(01-25-2019, 07:40 PM)Merlin Wrote:
(01-25-2019, 06:31 PM)Jenniferinfl Wrote: It doesn't seem like I spent enough time studying, but, my Peterson test scores are as follows on first attempt

Principles of Management - Took the final test for the Clep prep on Study.com and got an 88%, so just did instantcert flashcards. (I did spend a few years in retail management.)
 88%, 79% - have not taken test 3

Principles of Marketing
70% on test 3 - other two tests were taken before I studied flash cards and were in the high 50's and low 60's, but can't remember exactly. I took a couple tests and then realized I'd better study..lol 

Principles of Macroeconomics
70% for first test - will take remaining two tonight. I have gone through instantcert flashcards, study.com's entire Macroeconomic course and used Khan academy for a couple concepts that confused me. 

Obviously, plan may change for Macroeconomics if my next two tests are low 60's. 

Otherwise, am I likely ready?

You're the only one who can answer that question. Do you feel confident that you'll pass? Using the IC flashcards and Peterson practice exams is a great gauge. I usually recommend the REA exams as well. But it really comes down to how confident are you in your knowledge of the material and what is your level of risk tolerance?

Remember that the study material will cover aspects of each topic but will not cover the specific questions on the exam. So (aside from formulas–like in economics) it is less about memorizing and more about having a strong understanding of the concepts.

Personally, I wouldn't sit for an exam unless I was consistently scoring at least 80-90% on the practice exams and had the flashcards committed to memory. But I had a low risk-tolerance since I was paying for the exams out of pocket and had to travel an hour each way to the test center and needed to book my appointments a month in advance. So retaking a test was not something I was comfortable with. I always assume that the practice tests have at least a 20% margin of error when compared to the real test.

The one I'm concerned about is Marketing. I have a parent/teacher subscription to Study.com, so I took the Clep Marketing final test on that site first and knew most of it and knew most of the Instantcert cards. But, my initial scores on Peterson's for that were not great for the first two tests, so I went back and worked through Instantcert until I had that at 100% and Study.com at 100%, but, that's still not enough to score more than a 70% on the Peterson's practice test which seems odd to me especially since it seems like that one is considered to be an easy test.

(01-25-2019, 09:57 PM)cookderosa Wrote:
(01-25-2019, 06:31 PM)Jenniferinfl Wrote: It doesn't seem like I spent enough time studying, but, my Peterson test scores are as follows on first attempt

Principles of Management - Took the final test for the Clep prep on Study.com and got an 88%, so just did instantcert flashcards. (I did spend a few years in retail management.)
 88%, 79% - have not taken test 3

Principles of Marketing
70% on test 3 - other two tests were taken before I studied flash cards and were in the high 50's and low 60's, but can't remember exactly. I took a couple tests and then realized I'd better study..lol 

Principles of Macroeconomics
70% for first test , 79% on test 2



Otherwise, am I likely ready?

Honestly, those are decent enough peterson's scores that I'd probably pull the trigger in your shoes, and my previous CLEP scores aren't as high as yours.  
It's always possible that they're asking you things you know which can skew a little- but I don't think I've ever gotten a practice test score in the 70's, so I'm pretty impressed.

Large portions of the marketing and management portions are intuitive or familiar from my old retail management background. Macroeconomics I have put a TON of work into. For macroeconomics I've gone through the instantcert cards several times, the entire CLEP macroeconomics study.com course, the ACDC review with packet and Khan Academy videos and practice problems for a couple of the various curves. I definitely had a bit of an issue understanding it at first. Really hoping all my work in macroeconomics will be of some use for microeconomics. 

I am always concerned that I just got lucky and they happened to ask me what I knew and that the test will just be all the things I didn't know... lol 

I'm going to at least take management tomorrow and go from there. My daydream is that I knock out those three tomorrow and that next week I take business law and microeconomics and then I think I'm finished with CLEP.
Enrolled in WGU BS in Accounting - Start Date 04/01/2019
B&M State College (90 credits 3.57 GPA)
Modern States CLEP  (27 credits) Analyzing and Interpreting Literature (64)  Introduction to Sociology (65) Information Systems (71) Principles of Management (68) Principles of Marketing (73) Principles of Macroeconomics (70) Principles of Microeconomics (53), Introduction to Business Law (60)
Sophia(2 credits)
Straighterline (9)American Government, Western Civilizations I, Introduction to Religion
WGU (25): Organizational Behavior, Spreadsheets, Global Business, Principles of Accounting, Accounting II, Managerial Accounting, Principles of Finance, Business Strategy (completed as of 04/26/2019)
63 credits earned since December 23rd 2018, 41 credits to go..  Smile 
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(01-25-2019, 10:01 PM)Jenniferinfl Wrote: The one I'm concerned about is Marketing. I have a parent/teacher subscription to Study.com, so I took the Clep Marketing final test on that site first and knew most of it and knew most of the Instantcert cards. But, my initial scores on Peterson's for that were not great for the first two tests, so I went back and worked through Instantcert until I had that at 100% and Study.com at 100%, but, that's still not enough to score more than a 70% on the Peterson's practice test which seems odd to me especially since it seems like that one is considered to be an easy test.

I took the Marketing CLEP like 7-8 years ago, so I'm sure its changed since then, but I recall going into the test feeling like I was going to pass, but I wasn't confident that I'd score high. Once I sat the exam I was happy to see that I'd effectively earned an A on the test (76/80 or 95%). The final result will depend on what subject areas are actually tested and which ones you grasped the best.

However, this is also why I suggest using the REA guide and practice exams as well as the Peterson ones. They use different approaches and different questions which will provide additional study material for you to examine. Just be sure to review any questions you got wrong and study those areas extra hard before sitting for the exam.
In Progress: MBA in IT Management, Western Governors University (12/35cu)
Up Next: Perhaps an MSCS or a DBA/DM/Ph.D.

Complete:
BSBA in Computer Information Systems, 2019, Thomas Edison State University
ASNSM in Computer Science, 2019, Thomas Edison State University

B&M CC: 8.68cr, TESU: 3cr, CLEP/DSST: 15cr, Study.com: 57cr, Straighterline: 19cr, ALEKS: 9cr, TEEX: 6cr, The Institutes: 2cr, Sophia: 2cr
(121.68 credits total. 95 credits earned in 10 months, with 45 of those earned in ~3 months)
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#6
Did alright, passed all three this morning.
Principles of management, 68
Principles of marketing, 73
Principles of macroeconomics, 70

Relieved to have another group finished. Smile
Enrolled in WGU BS in Accounting - Start Date 04/01/2019
B&M State College (90 credits 3.57 GPA)
Modern States CLEP  (27 credits) Analyzing and Interpreting Literature (64)  Introduction to Sociology (65) Information Systems (71) Principles of Management (68) Principles of Marketing (73) Principles of Macroeconomics (70) Principles of Microeconomics (53), Introduction to Business Law (60)
Sophia(2 credits)
Straighterline (9)American Government, Western Civilizations I, Introduction to Religion
WGU (25): Organizational Behavior, Spreadsheets, Global Business, Principles of Accounting, Accounting II, Managerial Accounting, Principles of Finance, Business Strategy (completed as of 04/26/2019)
63 credits earned since December 23rd 2018, 41 credits to go..  Smile 
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(01-26-2019, 11:54 AM)Jenniferinfl Wrote: Did alright, passed all three this morning.
Principles of management, 68
Principles of marketing, 73
Principles of macroeconomics, 70

Relieved to have another group finished. Smile

Nice! High scores too!
TESU BS NEET (in progress)
B&M(22cr): Anat/Phys 1/2 +Labs, Eng Comp 1, Sust. Cities, Orientation Courses, Intro Hlth+Well, Functional Anat/Kin
TESU(4cr): Chem 1 Lab, DC circuits
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The Institutes, TEEX, NFA(9cr): Ethics, Cyber 101/201/301, Safety
Sophia(2cr): Dev Eff Teams, Fdn College Alg, Fdn Stats, Ess Mng Conflict, Fdn English comp
Study.com(22cr): Eng 105, Fin 102, His 108, Lib Sci 101, Math 104, Stat 101
CLEP(9cr): Intro Sociology 63 Intro Psych 61 US GOV 71
OD(6cr): Robotics, Cyber
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Congrats! Nice work
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Awesome job!
In Progress: MBA in IT Management, Western Governors University (12/35cu)
Up Next: Perhaps an MSCS or a DBA/DM/Ph.D.

Complete:
BSBA in Computer Information Systems, 2019, Thomas Edison State University
ASNSM in Computer Science, 2019, Thomas Edison State University

B&M CC: 8.68cr, TESU: 3cr, CLEP/DSST: 15cr, Study.com: 57cr, Straighterline: 19cr, ALEKS: 9cr, TEEX: 6cr, The Institutes: 2cr, Sophia: 2cr
(121.68 credits total. 95 credits earned in 10 months, with 45 of those earned in ~3 months)
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(01-26-2019, 11:54 AM)Jenniferinfl Wrote: Did alright, passed all three this morning.
Principles of management, 68
Principles of marketing, 73
Principles of macroeconomics, 70

Relieved to have another group finished. Smile

Okay, so you're kidding right- you did "alright?"
You KILLED THEM!!! WOW congratulations!!!!
Also, did you really take THREE exams in one day?? You're my hero!

Nice Wink
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MS Applied Nutrition, 2014 Canisius College, NY
Premed/Prenursing Sciences, 2011 Ocean County College, NJ
BA Social Science, 2008 Thomas Edison State University, NJ
AA General Studies, 2008 Thomas Edison State University, NJ
AOS Culinary Arts,1990 Culinary Institute of America, NY

Homeschooling for College Credit
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