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Order of Merit List will use the MAT and CLA+ for Cadet career placement

While the GPA is currently the single most important factor for Cadet placement on the Order of Merit List, other cognitive tests such as the Miller Analogies Test (MAT), the Collegiate Learning Assessment (CLA+), and the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) will be used in 2016 as part of a pilot program at Cadet Command.

About the Collegiate Learning Assessment (CLA+)

CLA+ is a 90-minute standardized exit exam that measures graduating college students' critical-thinking and written-communication skills, as opposed to most assessments that measure content-specific knowledge.  

The skills CLA+ tests for include analysis and problem solving, scientific and quantitative reasoning, critical reading and evaluation, and critiquing an argument. 

The CLA+ can provide specific and accurate data to potential employers regarding an applicant’s real-world skills, which are more indicative of workplace readiness.

(from the Council for Aid to Education (CAE) Website)

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Some Colleges Requiring Exit Exams

Above video, Some Colleges Requiring Exit Exams, from:

KARE-TV (NBC Affiliate – Twin Cities) (2013) – Boua Xiong

Last Updated: Mar 11, 2021 12:07 PM