CLA - Collegiate Learning Assessment
The Collegiate Learning Assessment (CLA), an initiative of the Council for Aid to Education, is an assessment tool that is used to measure students' critical thinking, analytic reasoning, written communication and problem solving skills. Students at participating institutions complete a Performance Task or an Anaytic Writing Task. Written responses to the tasks are evaluated to assess the students' ability to think critically, reason analytically, solve problems, and write clearly and persuasively.
After controlling for college entrance scores (SAT or ACT), Freshmen scores are compared with Graduating Senior scores to obtain the institution's contribution, or value added, to the students' higher-order skills.
Institutional results from the CLA are reported by UNC Asheville on the College Portrait as part of the Voluntary System of Accountability.
Results from CLA administered in 2010-11
UNC Asheville administered the CLA exam to 131 freshmen in fall 2010 and 111 seniors in spring 2011.
Results from CLA administered in 2007-08
UNC Asheville administered the CLA exam to 118 freshmen in fall 2007 and 105 seniors in spring 2008.
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