The Collegiate Learning Assessment: A Tool for Measuring the Value Added of a Liberal Arts Education

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Carnegie Corporation of New York

Date

2007

Case Study Sector

Education

Available to colleges and universities since the spring of 2004, the Collegiate Learning Assessment is currently being used nationwide by 165 colleges and university systems as well as a number of consortia that use the assessment for benchmarking and comparative analyses. The Collegiate Learning Assessment is not a multiple-choice test, nor does it measure knowledge of course content. It is a ninety-minute, open-ended, computer-administered assessment that asks students to perform “real-life” tasks that they find engaging.

In all, the project was awarded three grants by the Corporation totaling $1,150,000. The Ford Foundation, the Christian A. Johnson Endeavor Foundation, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the Lumina Foundation, and the Teagle Foundation provided additional funding.

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Keyword

  • Evaluation

Region

  • Northern America

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