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Dervarics, Charles – Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, 2006
States are increasingly turning to standardized testing to hold colleges accountable for student outcomes. Currently, about half of the states require public colleges to conduct some type of assessment or accountability measure. Assessments generally fall into two categories: high-stakes tests, which may affect the progress of individual students,…
Descriptors: Standardized Tests, Remedial Instruction, High Stakes Tests, Accountability
Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. – 1999
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…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Tests, College Students, Community Colleges
Blumenstyk, Goldie – Chronicle of Higher Education, 1989
The scheduled raising of the passing grade on Florida's College Level Academic Skills Test is discussed. The critics say the higher passing standard would have a severe impact on otherwise-qualified minority students and on those for whom English is not the native tongue. (MLW)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, College Students, Community Colleges, Competence
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Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. – 1986
Procedures to be followed for the administration of the College-Level Academic Skills Test (CLAST) in Florida are explained. CLAST measures student achievement of communication and computation skills at the end of the sophomore year in college and consists of four subtests: computation, reading, writing, and essay. Responsibilities for the…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, College Students, Educational Assessment, Educational Testing