Section Home

Student CLA Resources

Student College Learning Assessment Resources The Collegiate Learning Assessment (CLA) is an open-ended assessment that provides a measure of York College's contribution to your development of critical thinking and writing skills. In this page you will find:

CLA Measures

CLA uses written, student-constructed responses to open-ended assignments.

CLA Practice Materials

You are about to look at some sample test questions as you prepare to take the actual CLA test.

CLA Practice Tasks

The CLA consists of two main tasks which are Performance Task and Analytic Writing Task. Click on the link below for an example of each task that will be on the CLA.

CLA Student Guide

Here is a guide for students that are interested in taking the CLA exam.

Sample CLA Tasks

The CLA consists of three types of prompts within two types of task: the Analytic Writing Task and the Performance Task. Most students take one task or the other. The Analytic Writing Task includes a pair of prompts called Make-an-Argument and Critique-an-Argument.

Student CLA resources

Brief overview of items here.