CLA+ measures college students’ performance in analysis and problem solving, scientific and quantitative reasoning, critical reading and evaluation, and critiquing an argument, in addition to writing mechanics and effectiveness.
- Performance-based assessments, such as CLA+, challenge students to demonstrate skills, rather than to simply recall information.
- CAE approaches performance-based learning by challenging students to address real-life issues presented in performance tasks.
- Students need to be able to analyze and evaluate information, solve problems, and communicate effectively. Beyond simply accumulating facts, they must be able to access, structure, and use information.
- With CLA+, faculty, administrators, and students receive more data on skills that matter.