CLA Administration and Response Rates
The University of Missouri-St. Louis started using the Collegiate Learning Assessment (CLA) in Fall 2007 as the campus-level assessment of general education. This test is given to first-time, full-time degree-seeking freshman in the Fall semester. Graduating seniors are tested in the Spring term. Student must have an ACT or SAT score to be eligible to participate.
During the 2011 academic year the goal was to have 100 freshman and 100 seniors take the CLA. A total of 385 freshman were asked to participate and 100 completed the CLA. Of the 1,647 seniors invited, 101 finished the assessment.
Eligible students receive an initial letter from the Chancellor inviting them to take the CLA. A number of follow-up contacts are sent via email by the Testing Center. Students completing the assessment are compensated.