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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)





WorkKeys is a job skills assessment system developed by ACT. It includes a job analysis to identify required skills needed to be successful at work and then assess the current skill levels of individuals in order to determine gaps. It assesses 10 foundational workplace skills which are listed on their FAQ section of the website.

For an overview and general information on WorkKeys systems as a nationwide standard for measuring basic workplace skills, click here.

Related Articles and Resources


Brennan, R. L., Goa, X., & Colton, D. A. (1995). Generalizability analyses of Work Keys

listening and writing tests. Educational and Psychological Measurement, 55(2), 157-176.

An article on the psychometric characteristics of the listening and writing test of the WorkKeys program.