A Serious Flaw in the Collegiate Learning Assessment [CLA] Test

Kevin Possin


The Collegiate Learning Assessment Test (CLA) has become popular and highly recommended, praised for its reliability and validity. I argue that while the CLA may be a commendable test for measuring critical-thinking, problem-solving, and logical-reasoning skills, those who are scoring students’ answers to the test’s questions are rendering the CLA invalid.


Collegiate Learning Assessment Test; CLA; critical-thinking assessment; critical-thinking skills; reliability; rhetoric; validity

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.22329/il.v33i3.3774

ISSN: 0824-2577