What is the CLA+ and what does it measure?

M State is committed to preparing students for success at the university level and in the workplace. The Collegiate Learning Assessment (CLA+) is a test used to evaluate how students are able to access, structure and use information learned in college classes.

The CLA+ benchmarks progress in the following areas:

  • Critical thinking
  • Problem solving
  • Analytical reasoning
  • Effective writing

Learn more about the up2U program by completing an interest form.


Why does it matter how I do on the CLA+?

Scholarships awarded by Up2U partner universities are based on cumulative GPA and competencies demonstrated on the CLA+ performance tasks.


How many times do I have to take the CLA+?

Up2U students take the CLA+ performance task assessment upon entry to M State (at 0 credits), at midpoint (between 18-36 credits) and during their last semester.


Will M State help me prepare for the CLA+?

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.

Last modified: July 29th, 2015 at 02:36pm