ABOUT THIS BOOK AND TESTware This book provides you with complete preparation for the CLEP Human Growth and Development exam. Inside you will find a targeted review of the subject matter, as well as tips and strategies for test-taking. We also give you three practice tests, featuring content and formatting based on the official CLEP Human Growth and Development exam. Our practice tests contain every type of question that you can expect to encounter on the actual exam. Following each practice test you will find an answer key with detailed explanations designed to help you more completely understand the test material. All CLEP exams are computer-based. The practice exams in this book and software package are included in two formats: in printed format in this book, and in TESTware format on the enclosed CD. We strongly recommend that you begin your preparation with the TESTware practice exams. The software provides the added benefits of instant scoring and enforced time conditions. ABOUT THE EXAM Who takes CLEP exams and what are they used for? CLEP (College-Level Examination Program) examinations are typically taken by people who have acquired knowledge outside the classroom and wish to bypass certain college courses and earn college credit. The CLEP is designed to reward students for learningno matter where or how that knowledge was acquired. The CLEP is the most widely accepted credit-by-examination program in the country, with more than 2,900 colleges and universities granting credit for satisfactory scores on CLEP exams. Although most CLEP examinees are adults returning to college, many graduating high school seniors, enrolled college students, military personnel, and international students also take the exams to earn college credit or to demonstrate their ability to perform at the college level. There are no prerequisites, such as age or educational status, for taking CLEP examinations. However, because policies on granting credits vary among colleges, you should contact the particular institution from which you wish to receive CLEP credit. There are two categories of CLEP examinations: 1. CLEP General Examinations, which are five separate tests that cover material usually taken as requirements during the first two years of college. CLEP General Examinations are available for English Composition (with or without essay), Humanities, College Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences and History. 2. CLEP Subject Examinations include material usually covered in an undergraduate course with a similar title. For a complete list of the subject examinations offered, visit the College Board website. Who administers the exam? The CLEP exams are developed by the College Board, administered by Educational Testing Service (ETS), and involve the assistance of educators throughout the United States. The test development process is designed and implemented to ensure that the content and difficulty level of the test are appropriate. When and where is the exam given? CLEP exams are administered each month throughout the year at more than 1,300 test centers in the United States and can be arranged for candidates abroad on request. To find the test center nearest you and to register for the exam, you should obtain a copy of the free booklets CLEP Colleges and CLEP Information for Candidates and Registration Form. They are available at most colleges where CLEP credit is granted, or by contacting: CLEP Services P.O. Box 6600 Princeton, NJ 08541-6600 Phone: (800) 257-9558 (8 A.M. to 6 P.M. ET) Fax: (609) 771-7088 Website: www.collegeboard.com/clep CLEP exams are available free of charge to eligiblHeindel, Patricia is the author of 'CLEP Human Growth and Development', published 2008 under ISBN 9780738603964 and ISBN 0738603961.