We might not hear graduates say things such as, "I didn't learn anything in college," once the Council for Aid to Education implements its plan to require college seniors to take a test that will determine their value for employers. The goal is that by next spring, seniors at about 200 U.S. colleges will have to take this SAT-like assessment exam comprised of lengthy essays so they can tested on their "scientific and quantitative reasoning, critical reading comprehension, problem-solving skills, and writing ability." It's called Collegiate Learning Assessment Plus (CLA+).

This could be great for the small schools that want to prove their seniors are well educated and can compete with soon-to-be graduates from other "prestigious," highly rated schools.

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