ERIC Number: ED381573
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Student Achievement of College-Level Communication and Mathematics Skills in Florida: 1991-92.
Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee.
The College-Level Academic Skills Test (CLAST) is an achievement test mandated by the state of Florida to assess the communications and mathematics skills of college students in public institutions in Florida. Passing the CLAST is a requirement for an Associate's in Arts degree or entry into upper-level courses. This report presents and analyzes test results for the CLAST in 1991-92. Although performance in that year was substantially above the baselines established in 1982, no consistent improvements have been observed over the past 10 years. Statewide passing rates for the year were: (1) community colleges, 53%; (2) other state public institutions, 68%; and (3) private colleges and universities, 54%. Racial and ethnic differences in CLAST performance are discussed. Recommendations are made for improvement of CLAST results. Twenty tables and 13 figures present test results. 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.