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Gen Ed Assessment

General Education Assessment

Texas State Alumni Survey Results

Collegiate Learning Assessment Scoring System

Holistic assessment of common skills

  • Critical Thinking
  • Analytic Reasoning
  • Written Communication
  • Problem Solving

Measurement of value‐added
Institution as initial unit of analysis
Direct measurement of typical performance

The CLA is administered by the Council for Aid to Education (CAE), a non‐ profit organization based in New York City.


The CLA is a cross‐sectional study, in which growth between freshmen and seniors is estimated by testing samples of students, not the entire class. Students take the CLA online in proctored settings. Testing time is approximately 90 minutes.

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