To secure your institution’s participation in the Spring 2014 or the 2013-2014 CLA+, please complete the form below. After you have completed the form, you will be contacted by a CLA+ representative who will walk you through the remaining steps for becoming a member institution (or renewing your membership).
The cost to participate in the Spring 2014 CLA+ is $3,500 for the first 100 students, $35 per student thereafter.
Early enrollment for the 2014-2015 CLA+ opened on February 1, 2014. The cost to participate is dependent on when your institution enrolls:
- Enroll between February 1 – February 28, 2014: cost is $6,600 for up to 200 students. (The period for this discount has ended.)
- Enroll between March 1 – March 31, 2014: cost is $6,700 for up to 200 students.
- Enroll between April 1 – April 30, 2014: cost is $6,800 for up to 200 students.
- Enroll on May 1, 2014 or later: cost is $7,000 for up to 200 students.
Please note that in order to qualify for early enrollment discounts, your institution must return a signed contract and payment no later than May 15, 2014.
In completing this form, it may be worthwhile to consider the following questions:
What analyses are you most interested in: norm-referenced or criterion-referenced?
Generally speaking, a norm-referenced analysis means that we will compare your institution (and students) to other institutions that are participating in the CLA+. Criterion-referenced analyses mean that we will consider your institution’s (and students’) performance against a set standard. It is possible for institutions to attain both criterion- and norm-referenced analyses, depending upon when they actually assess groups of students.
Are you more interested in gaining a snapshot of your overall institutional performance, or would you like to see how various subgroups or programs perform? Do you intend to make formative use of your institution- and student-level results?
This may have some bearing on the total number of students you assess. Are there times of the year when it may be easier to recruit students to participate in the assessment? CLA+ allows for flexible testing, meaning that you may assess students at any time of the year, so long as you are aware of the limitations it may present on the types of results we can provide.