Collegiate Learning Assessment (CLA)
The Collegiate Learning Assessment (CLA) is a major initiative of the Council for Aid to Education. The CLA offers a value-added, constructed-response approach to the assessment of higher order skills, such as critical thinking and written communication.
The CLA is designed to measure an institution’s contribution, or value-added, to the development of higher-order skills. The institution—not the student—is the primary unit of analysis.
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