ERIC Number: ED437397
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Student Achievement of College-Level Communication and Mathematics Skills in Florida in 1996-97.
Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee.
The College-Level Academic Skills Test (CLAST), a component of Florida's system of educational accountability, is a lower-division college achievement test measuring student achievement of college-level communication and mathematics skills. Effective January 1996, students meeting certain requirements were exempt from the CLAST. This report provides information pertaining to the readiness of degree-seeking students to begin college-level work in Florida, the attainment of CLAST skills by community college and university students who did not secure exemptions by virtue of academic achievement and other test results, and the attainment of CLAST by racial and ethnic groups. Also addressed are the evaluation and improvement of curricula and student assessment practices at state and institutional levels, and research related to policy development and curricular decision making. Sections of the report discuss each of these areas. Findings show differences among groups in the numbers of students exempt from the CLAST, with white students much more likely to secure an exemption. Passing rates for the CLAST among community college students declined by about 1% overall from the preceding year. An appendix discusses institutional trends in student performance on the CLAST, and a second appendix lists the members of the Standing Committee on Student Achievement and Articulation Coordinating Committee. (Contains 6 figures and 39 tables.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee.
Identifiers - Location: Florida
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: College Level Academic Skills Test