The Collegiate Learning Assessment (CLA+) – a problem-based assessment developed by the Council for Aid to Education (CAE) and offered in cooperation with StraighterLine – is designed to test your analytic reasoning, critical thinking, problem solving, and written communication skills. These very skills are high among those that employers require of recent college graduates and new employees.
The CLA+ is a smart way for you to show potential employers how strong your problem solving and writing skills are. Just think of it as written proof that you've got what it takes to succeed.tests
In cooperation with StraighterLine, ETS—a global leader in testing and assessment known for their TOEFL®, GRE® and Praxis assessments—offers you secure electronic access to the iSkills™ and ETS® Proficiency Profile assessments.
The iSkills assessment measures the ability to think critically in a digital environment through a range of real-world, real-time tasks — so you can demonstrate that you have the 21st-century skills you need to succeed.
The ETS Proficiency Profile assesses your critical thinking and mastery of college-level reading, writing and mathematical concepts – in a single, convenient test.
Together, the iSkills™ and ETS® Proficiency Profile assessments will test the strength of the skills that are essential for success in college and beyond to help you stand out from the crowd in college and your career.tests
Offered through Excelsior College in cooperation with StraighterLine, Excelsior College Exams (ECEs) use the concept of credit-by-examination (CBE) to help you graduate sooner—and save money in the process. Instead of taking a full-length college course that could include lectures, labs, and multiple exams, you simply study for and take an Excelsior test to earn credit on your college transcript. Some students have actually earned associate's or bachelor's degrees just by taking ECEs.
What You Get with an Excelsior College Exam
When you buy an ECE, you get more than just a test—you get an entire study program, which you’ll need because the ECEs aren't easy. In fact, it takes weeks to prepare for an ECE, although each test itself is only 120-180 minutes long.
Students have been taking Excelsior College Exams for over 40 years, and more than 2,000 colleges and universities accept ECEs for credit. And unlike CLEP and DSST tests, your ECE score comes from a regionally accredited college: Excelsior College.Credits may transfer to more than 1,800 colleges that participate in ACE CREDIT or any college that chooses to accept them.tests
Colleges and universities around the world use the Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) process to evaluate what you've learned outside the classroom for the purpose of assigning academic credit. PLA allows you to translate the real-world knowledge you've gained through work experience, corporate or military training, civic activity, independent study, and even hobbies into actual college credit that counts.
You’ve gained skills and knowledge in your life and on the job. But did you know that you could earn college credit for the things you already know? The first step is demonstrating that the knowledge you have is “college level.” StraighterLine’s partners can help you evaluate the level of your learning through a process called Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) and give you the courses and tools you need to translate your real-world experiences into real college credit.tests