What is the CLA+?
The Collegiate Learning Assessment (CLA+) is a performance-based assessment that measures critical-thinking and written-communication skills. The CLA+ is delivered online to students as a Performance Task and a set of Selected-Response Questions.
Why Do Schools Participate?
Schools participate in CLA+ to discover the extent to which they contribute to the development of their students’ critical-thinking and written-communication skills. Collecting this information is one step in the process of improving teaching and learning.
Why Do Students Participate?
Those of you who participate in CLA+ contribute to the results and data that inform your institution about its students’ learning. After the testing window closes, you will receive a score report on your critical-thinking and writing skills which provides information on how well you performed relative to other students in your class level, both within your institution and across the CLA+.