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Human Growth and Development

Subject Information

The Human Growth and Development examination contains 90 questions to be answered in 90 minutes. 

The test questions cover the major theories and research related to the broad categories of physical, cognitive, and social development.

Students should consider taking the exam if they can demonstrate the following abilities:  

  • knowledge of basic facts and terminology
  • understanding of generally accepted concepts and principles
  • understanding of theories and recurrent developmental issues
  • applications of knowledge to particular problems or situations.

Computer-based Scoring

CLEP computer-based (CBT) exams are scored without a penalty for incorrect guessing. The raw score--the number of correct responses--is translated into a scaled score. The scaled scores for CLEP CBT are reported in a range from 20 to 80.

At Ferris, candidates taking the Human Growth and Development exam earn credit for a score of 50 or higher. 

Course(s) and Credits

  • PSYC 226
    3 credits

Credits meet the social awareness and race/ethnicity and/or gender issues components of the general education requirement.