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Spanish Language

Subject Information

The Spanish Language examination consists of 120 multiple-choice items presented in three sections during a 90-minute timeframe. Each section is timed separately.

Students must demonstrate their ability to comprehend written and spoken Spanish by answering a variety of questions covering these topics:

  • listening comprehension through short oral exchange
  • listening comprehension through longer spoken selections
  • reading.

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 Spanish Language exam earn credit for a score of 40 or higher.

Scores, Course(s) and Credits

  • 40-49
    4 credits for SPAN 101
  • 50-55 
    8 credits for SPAN 101 & SPAN 102
  • 56-62 
    8 credits for SPAN 102 & SPAN 201
  • 63-80
    8 credits for SPAN 201 & SPAN 202

Note: Credits meet the global consciousness and cultural enrichment components of the general education requirements.