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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 each institution to ensure that students acquire CLAST skills or that CLAST standards are implemented in the classroom. The CLAST is part of the Florida system of accountability. It is an achievement test that measures student achievement of college-level communication and mathematics skills that were identified by the faculties of community colleges and state universities. Students in public institutions in Florida are required to pass the CLAST for the award of an associate in arts degree and for admission to upper-division status at a state university in Florida. The four subtests of the CLAST: essay, English language skills, reading, and mathematics, do not yield the skill-by-skill information necessary for full diagnosis of the needs of individual students, but they do help institutions identify areas of need for groups of students. Administration guidelines and information on scoring and reporting results are detailed. Ten appendixes provide supplemental detail about testing, including waiver forms. (SLD)

Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Accountability, Achievement Tests, College Entrance Examinations, Communication Skills, Community Colleges, Higher Education, Mathematics, Reading, Scoring, Standards, State Colleges, State Programs, Test Results, Testing, Testing Programs

Author: Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee.


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