The Collegiate Learning Assessment (CLA) is a major initiative of the Council for Aid to Education. The CLA offers a value-added, constructed-response approach to the assessment of higher-order skills, such as critical thinking and written communication. Hundreds of institutions and hundreds of thousands of students have participated in the CLA to date.
Office of Institutional Effectiveness, UNO, "CLA 2007-2011 Phase 3 Longitudinal Report" (2011). Assessment. 1.