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National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment

Tests

Several tests exist that assess student learning outcomes. Listed here are the most common national tests.

Collegiate Assessment of Academic Proficiency (CAAP)

Critical Thinking Assessment Test (CAT)

Collegiate Learning Assessment (CLA)

Measure of Academic Proficiency and Progress (MAPP)

WorkKeys

 


Collegiate Assessment of Academic Proficiency (CAAP)

Description

The Collegiate Assessment of Academic Proficiency (CAAP) is a nationally-normed assessment program from ACT which measures outcomes of the general education programs at the end of the first 2 years of college. Additional information on the website includes sample reports and questions, ordering information, and reference materials. Also, the website includes case studies on four institutions of higher education that are currently using CAAP.

Related Articles and Resources

ACT (2008, Spring). New accountability tool helps students find right college. Activity,

46(2), 1.

The article provides information on how the CAAP is being used by institutions as one of the preferred learning outcomes assessment instruments for the Voluntary System of Accountability.

Testing, A. (1989, 1989-1992). Collegiate Assessment of Academic Proficiency.

Retrieved May 21, 2009, from Mental Measurements Yearbook database.

The Mental Measurement Yearbook provides an overview of the six tests that comprise the CAAP and then addresses issues of the validity of the measures used by the instrument.