The Division of Academic Affairs is
offering all IUP seniors the chance to earn a $20 gift card to the Co-Op Store
by taking the Collegiate Learning Assessment (CLA+). All seniors are eligible to
take this assessment, and the gift card can be used towards the purchase of
graduation regalia at Salute to Grads in late March.
IUP wants to show the world just how good our students are
through participating in the national CLA+ Assessment. The assessment will not
affect students’ grades in any way, but it is important to the university
because it’s part of IUP’s “report card” on how well we are doing. Because it
is so important, the Provost’s Office will give each student taking the exam a
$20 gift card to use at the Co-op Store.
The CLA+ will be offered 10 times over the next two weeks,
so students can select a time that works best for their schedule. The assessment
may be taken only once. Specific times for the test are listed below:
All assessments will take place in 113 McElhaney Hall. As
there is a short check-in process, students will need to arrive to the testing
site approximately 10 minutes before the start time.
IUP only has 100 testing slots to fill, so register soon to guarantee
your spot. Some students have already registered through the e-mail sent out to
seniors on February 2. If you have not yet registered for the assessment, please
follow the link to the Qualtrics Registration Survey. You will receive an
e-mail confirming your registration within a day after submitting your
IUP wants to see how our students are doing with regard to
critical learning skills compared to students at institutions of higher
education across the country. The CLA+ helps gather this information by comparing
what skills students have at the beginning of college and how much those skills
improve over time.
Remember that everything done to improve IUP benefits students.
As IUP education gets even better over time, the reputation of an IUP degree
gets more valuable as well. A strong IUP reputation benefits all students for
the rest of their career!
Yes! These exams measure students’ ability to critique,
analyze, problem-solve, and communicate, which are all skills that are
essential and highly valued by employers regardless of major or career
ambitions. The specific benefits of the exam include:
To find out more information on the CLA+, please
view the Assessment section of the Academic Affairs website. Questions and
other inquiries can be sent to the Office of the Provost’s Associate for
Academic Programs and Planning by sending an e-mail to