Collegiate Learning Assessment

CLA Description: As part of a larger program to evaluate the quality of education at the University of Arkansas, we are administering the Collegiate Learning Assessment (CLA), which provides feedback on critical thinking, analytical reasoning, problem solving, and written communication skills. The CLA is sponsored by the Council for Aid to Education (CAE) and supported by the Voluntary System of Accountability (VSA), an initiative by public 4-year universities to supply basic, comparable information on the undergraduate student experience to important constituencies through a common web report - the College Portrait. Results of this assessment will allow the University to gauge its effectiveness in helping our students develop these skills, evaluate curriculum and make beneficial adjustments, and improve resource allocation. For more information about the CLA, please visit To learn more about how the University of Arkansas uses the data, browse the student learning outcomes section of our College Portrait at

If you have any additional questions, feel free to contact the Office of Institutional Research by email at


Test Dates
Dates Time Location
Feb 23, 2015 8:00 AM, 10:00 AM TEST 111
Feb 24, 2015 8:00 AM, 10:00 AM TEST 111
Feb 25, 2015 1:00 PM, 3:00 PM TEST 111
Feb 26, 2015 1:00 PM, 3:00 PM TEST 111
Mar 3, 2015 8:00 AM, 10:00 AM TEST 111
Mar 5, 2015 10:00 AM TEST 111

University of Arkansas | Office of Testing Services