ERIC Number: ED381572
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Student Achievement of College-Level Communication and Mathematics Skills in Florida: 1990-91.
Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee.
The College-Level Academic Skills Test (CLAST) is a mandated examination of the achievement of college students in communications skills and mathematics that must be passed by students in Florida public institutions of higher education to receive an Associate's degree or entrance into upper-level courses. This report gives test results on the CLAST for 1990-91 for the four subtest areas of mathematics, reading, English language skills, and essay writing. In 1990-91, student performance was better in English language skills and reading, followed by mathematics, but was poorer for the essay. Fifty-five percent of public community college students passed the CLAST, and 56% of private college and university students passed. The passing rate for public college students at other than community colleges was 71% in 1990-91. Racial and ethnic differences in achievement are discussed. Fourteen tables and 16 figures present study findings. Three appendixes list standing committee members and present test results by institution and subtest. (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Accountability, Achievement Tests, Associate Degrees, College Students, Communication Skills, Degree Requirements, Educational Trends, Essay Tests, Higher Education, Language Skills, Mathematics Achievement, Public Colleges, Racial Differences, Reading Achievement, Scores, Scoring, Sex Differences, Standards, 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
Note: Prepared by the Standing Committee on Student Achievement of the Articulation Coordinating Committee.