CLC standardized testing....

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  1. k2rider

    k2rider Member

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    I was surprised to find out that the "standardized testing" is done pretty much right away at CLC. A computer printout of my son's test scores came in the mail today. There was a note on there that the scores were also forward to Cadet Command. The paperwork indicated the date of testing was June 6th and they reported to Ft Knox on the 3rd. I would have thought this testing would have been done at the end of the cycle to test them on what they learned while at CLC. However, it appears the testing is more to see what you already know....interesting.
     
  2. Full Metal Bulldog

    Full Metal Bulldog Citadel Class of 2016

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    When my battalion gave us a rundown of the standardized tests that they'd be giving us, it was said that the tests weren't "Army" tests; they were tests that any company or organization could use to test the basic skills and knowledge of their applicants/employees. I've taken a couple practice exams provided by my battalion, and they're IQ-type tests, strictly timed exams where one solves analogies and other word puzzles, "what would you do in xyz situation", etc. The tests aren't testing our knowledge of tactics or soldiering skills, but rather analyzing, for lack of better terms, how smart we are. It was consistently narrated to us that with the new ROTC curriculum, the focus is being taken away from teaching soldiering and tactics, since those things are doctrine and easily looked up, and focusing instead on developing general critical-thinking skills.
     
  3. k2rider

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    That makes sense I guess since the tests were administered, or at least processed, by Pearson. Pearson does the national nursing testing as well.
     
  4. Goarmymom

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    Does anyone know how much the test scores are taken into account in determining whether cadets pass or not?
     
  5. armydaughter

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    What tests did they end up administering? I remember discussion here a few months ago about Miller Analogies, CLA and/or GRE. Did the Pearson results indicate a "brand name" test or did they Army develop its own?
     
  6. Full Metal Bulldog

    Full Metal Bulldog Citadel Class of 2016

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    CLC is not "scored"; there is no passing or failing. The test scores are factored into the OML for branch accession.
     
  7. Goarmymom

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    Ok thanks. I thought DS had said that it was now just "pass" or "no pass" instead of getting different ratings.
     
  8. k2rider

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    The scores they send you tell you what "percentile" you landed in....as in Top 25%, Top 10%, etc...
     
  9. leapyear

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    The results that my son received in the mail from Pearson indicated that the test was the "Miller Analogies Test" (MAT).

    It did include Percentiles both for "Intended Major" as well as "Total Group."
     

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