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National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment


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)



Critical Thinking Assessment Test


The CAT Instrument is a unique tool designed to assess and promote the improvement of critical thinking and real-world problem solving skills. The instrument is the product of extensive development, testing, and refinement with a broad range of institutions, faculty, and students across the country.

For an overview and general information on the Critical Thinking Assessment, click here.

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