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How Do I Prepare for CLA+?

How Do I Prepare for CLA+?

A unique and intended quality of CLA+ is that there are no crash courses to take in order to perform well on the assessment. Since the assessment measures critical-thinking skills (such as analysis and problem solving, scientific and quantitative reasoning, critical reading and evaluation, and critiquing an argument) and not the accumulation of information, preparation involves years of developing and honing critical-thinking skills.

What students can do is familiarize themselves with the format of the test. View a sample Performance Task in the handout below and get comfortable with the type of questions that will be presented.

CLA+ Practice Performance Task

View a sample Performance Task