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Florida State Postsecondary Education Planning Commission, Tallahassee. – 1988
In response to a legislative mandate, this report assesses the validity of the College Level Academic Skills Test (CLAST) and offers recommendations for increasing the passing rate of students. Section I summarizes the Florida State Legislature's interest and intent in establishing CLAST an achievement test--measuring skills in computation,…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Basic Skills, Community Colleges, Educational Legislation
Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. – 1983
This technical report describes the development of the College-Level Academic Skills Test (CLAST), an instrument designed to measure Florida college students' achievement of the computation and communication skills expected by the completion of their sophomore year. Section I covers CLAST's background and purpose, the requirement that all students…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Item Analysis, Postsecondary Education, Scoring
Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. – 1994
This plan presents the procedures to be followed in the administration of the Florida College-Level Academic Skills Test (CLAST) for the 1994-95 academic year. The document specifies the responsibilities of the Department of Education, the technical support contractor, and individual institutions. The plan does not include procedures needed in…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Accountability, Achievement Tests, College Entrance Examinations
Witt, Allen A. – 1987
From 1946 to 1976, the field of higher education operated in a growth-based mode, encouraged by government decisions and financed by government funds. During the massive recession and exploding federal deficits of the early seventies, however, legislators began examining the real value of higher education, and asking whether higher education was…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Achievement Tests, Community Colleges, Educational Assessment
Coxwell, Deborah L. – 1991
An informal study explored the difficulties of writing teachers who are asked to set aside preferred ways of viewing student writing for state-mandated criteria when serving as evaluators for state-mandated tests, such as Florida's College Level Academic Skills Test (CLAST). Twelve high school, community college, and university-level writing…
Descriptors: Essay Tests, Expository Writing, Higher Education, Holistic Evaluation