Collegiate Learning Assessment
Collegiate Learning Assessment (CLA)
The Collegiate Learning Assessment (CLA) is a national effort that provides colleges and universities with information about their students’ performance on tasks that require them to think critically, reason analytically, solve realistic problems, and write clearly. The CLA provides colleges with information about their students’ performance in these areas by examining how well a sample of their freshmen and seniors do on nationally administered tests. The CLA also allows an institution to measure the impact of changes in curricula and teaching, as well as compare itself with a national sample of over 100 institutions.