up2U is a scholarship program that allows you to earn money for junior- and senior-year tuition at our up2U partner universities.
The Collegiate Learning Assessment (CLA+) is a performance-based assessment that provides a measure of an institution's contribution to the development of critical thinking and writing skills of its students.
The CLA+ uses a Performance Task and a series of Selected Response Questions to measure higher-order skills. And while the CLA+ allows schools to benchmark how much progress their students have made relative to the progress of similar students at other colleges, it also provides useful feedback to individual test takers. The principal goal of the CLA+ is to assist faculty, administrators and students in improving teaching and learning.
The CLA+ benchmarks progress in the following areas:
Click here for the CLA+ Student Guide.
Click here for sample CLA+ questions and the CLA+ scoring rubric.
*Please Note: The CLA+ must be taken at one of our four M State campus locations. We do not have an online proctoring service available at this time for online students that are not able to take the test at a campus.
Scholarships awarded by Up2U partner universities are based on cumulative GPA and the CLA+ mastery level. CLA+ mastery levels are determined by the competencies demonstrated on the CLA+ performance tasks.
up2U students take the CLA+ performance task assessment upon entry to M State (at 0 credits) and during their last semester.
To reinforce students' coursework learning, M State offers performance task workshops which provide additional practice and instruction in mastering the core skills assessed by the CLA+. Visit the up2U Student Information Page for workshop dates and times.
There are two sections of the CLA+: the Performance Task and the Selected Response Questions.
Last modified: February 9th, 2016 at 09:58am