Collegiate Learning Assessment (CLA)

The Collegiate Learning Assessment (CLA) offers an authentic approach to assessment and improvement of teaching and learning in higher education. Over 400 institutions and 180,000 students have participated to date. 

The CLA presents realistic problems that require students to analyze complex materials. Several different types of materials are used that vary in relevance to the task, credibility, and other characteristics. Students’ written responses to the task are graded to assess their abilities to think critically, reason analytically, solve problems, and communicate clearly and cogently.

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