Walsh College

The College Learning Assessment Plus (CLA+)

To be effective in the workplace, graduates must have not only mastered critical disciplinary business knowledge, they must also be able to communicate both analyses and solutions to critical stakeholders.

The Collegiate Learning Assessment Plus (CLA+) is a performance-based assessment that demonstrates a student’s ability to analyze and evaluate information, solve problems, and structure information and the results effectively. In addition to assessing a student’s writing mechanics, the instrument also evaluates performance of business skills including; problem-solving, scientific and quantitative reasoning, critical reading and evaluation and critical thinking.

The CLA+ is a timed, 90-minute computer-based writing assessment. The instrument is used by colleges and universities across the country and allows Walsh College the ability to not only evaluate the effectiveness of our programs, but it also allows the College to compare the performance of our students to other institutions nationwide.

In addition, because the CLA+ is an accurate assessment of the skills most in demand by employers, a score of Proficient or Advanced on the CLA+ will enable you to earn and display a ProExam digital badge on your electronic resume or your LinkedIn profile.

Your active and effective participation in this assessment process is critical.

Taking the CLA+

Since the CLA+ is a standardized assessment, it must be completed in a proctored environment. You may:

Failure to successfully complete the CLA+ will result in your final grade for the class, regardless of the grade you earn, not being reported to the Registrar at the end of the term.

> Download the CLA+ Student Guide

Testing Center Hours

Day Standard Hours
Monday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Tuesday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Wednesday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Thursday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Friday Closed
Saturday9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Sunday Closed


Get in touch

The Walsh College Testing Center subscribes to the National College Testing Association (NCTA) Professional Standards and Guidelines and participates in the Consortium of College Testing Centers (CCTC). 

Phone: (248) 823-1692 
Fax: (248) 689-0920
E-mail: testingcenter@walshcollege.edu

The Testing Center is located at the Troy Campus on the south side, across from the cafe.

Student education records are protected under the Family Educational Rights Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA). Test scores are student education records; therefore, cannot be released to a third party without written authorization from the student.