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CLA+ for Higher Education

Resources for CLA+

Resources for CLA+

The following websites may only be accessed by past and current participating institutions:
Proctor Interfacehttp://admin-cla.cae.org
Institutions use the Proctor Interface to manage proctors, setup CLA+ testing sessions, and access curent and past reports.

Student Interfacehttp://cla.cae.org
Examinees use the Student Interface to access CLA+ on the day of testing.

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CLA+ Student Guide

The CLA+ Student Guide is a condensed introduction and explanation of CLA+ skills and assessment design.

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Reliability and Validity of CLA+

This report provides an overview and the results of the pilot study for CLA+. Our assessment is valid and reliable at both the institutional and individual student level.

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Three Principle Questions about a Critical Thinking Test

This document reviews important questions regarding what the CLA+ measures and why it is important.

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Why Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes Is Needed

This provides an explanation of the role of assessment in improving higher education.

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Standards Setting for CLA+

This document describes the procedures, recommendations, and expected outcomes for CLA+ standard setting.

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The Case for Critical Thinking Skills and Performance Assessment

This monograph makes the case for assessing critical-thinking skills with performance assessments.

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CLA+ Sample Assessment

This document provides a sample CLA+ Performance Task and Selected-Response Questions. Rubrics and sample responses are included.

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CLA+ Scoring Rubric

This document shows a detailed breakdown of the CLA+ rubric.

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Test Administration Overview

This guide provides a general overview of CLA+ administration.

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Configuration Requirements

This document provides information about the technology requirements to run CLA+.

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CLA+ National Results 2015-2016

This report summarizes the performance of the 100 institutions and 20,681 students that participated in the 2015-2016 academic year of CLA+.

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Sample CLA+ Institutional Report

This report represents results from a fictional college who has tested a sample of freshmen in the fall and samples of all other class levels in the spring. The metrics available to an institution are dependent on the class levels tested in a given administration.

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Sample CLA+ Student Score Report

This report represents results for a fictional college senior that took CLA+ during a spring testing administration.

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CLA+ Technical FAQs

This document provides answers to frequently asked technical questions about the CLA+.

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Sample CLA+ Student Data File

This data file represents results from a fictional four-year college that has tested a sample of entering freshmen in the fall window and a sample of exiting seniors in the spring window.