Can my 7th grader take a CLEP? Also, I've tried to contact the local high school about SAT and ACT testing, but have not heard back from them. Suggestions? What would be a good reason for taking a CLEP?
Katy, a 7th grader CAN take a CLEP, but make sure you have a good reason, not just because they can. About the schools and testing, call the high school office or guidance counselor directly, or walk in and talk to them. If that doesn't work, choose any other public or private high school. Again, you want to make sure that a 7th grader has a good reason to take the college entry tests, ACT and SAT.
What is a good reason to take CLEP? When your child has learned a college amount of material and finishes the subject and won't return to it again, and you want some proof of that knowledge. For example, you may want to show a college admissions representative how much your child has learned.