ERIC Number: ED381567
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
College-Level Academic Skills Test, Technical Report, 1989-90.
Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee.
The College-Level Academic Skills Test (CLAST) is part of Florida's system of educational accountability that is mandated by state law. The CLAST is an achievement test measuring students' attainment of college-level communication and mathematics skills identified by faculties of community colleges and state universities. Since August 1, 1984 students in public institutions in Florida have been required to have CLAST scores that satisfy state standards for the award of an associate in arts degree and for admission to upper division status in a state university in Florida. In addition, students in private schools may need CLAST scores to receive state financial aid. The CLAST consists of essay, English language skills, reading, and mathematics tests. Test development is traced, and the test itself is described, along with scoring and development information. Summary data are presented for first-time takers in 1989-90. Passing rates are presented for groups of students classified by race/ethnicity and gender, as well as college status. Fourteen tables present test data for the 1989-90 school year. Six appendixes describe the test in greater detail and list College-Level Academic Skills Project (CLASP) and state-level task force members, 1989-90. (Contains 15 references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Accountability, Achievement Tests, Associate Degrees, College Students, Communication Skills, Degree Requirements, Higher Education, Language Skills, Mathematics Achievement, Public Colleges, Racial Differences, Reading Achievement, Scores, Scoring, Sex Differences, State Legislation, Test Construction, Test Results
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee.
Identifiers: College Level Academic Skills Test; Florida