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Office of Assessment and Planning - Resources

Professional Organizations




American Accounting Association


American Anthropological Association


Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)


American Chemical Society

Dietetics, Foods and Nutrition

American Dietetic Association


National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)


National Council for Geographic Education (NCGE)

Health National Commission for Health Education Credentialing


American Historical Association


American Council of the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL)


The Mathematical Association of America (MAA)


College Music Society


American Philosophical Society


American Physical Society (APA)

Political Science

The American Political Science Association (APSA)


American Psychological Association (PDF)

Recreation Education

National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification (CTRS)

Social Work

Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)


American Sociological Association (ASA)

Speech and Hearing Sciences

American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA)


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Lehman College Administered Tests

Collegiate Learning Assessment (CLA) – The CLA is a computer administered test designed to measure an institution's contribution to the development of higher-order skills including: analytical reasoning, critical thinking, problem solving, and written communication skills.  In 2012, the CLA was administered to a sample of freshmen. Future assessments will sample seniors. The results of the first assessment can be accessed here PDF Icon. Initial results revealed that Lehman students are at or slightly above average on most of the subcategories measured.

National Tests

  • Collegiate Assessment of Academic Proficiency (CAAP) – a standardized testing program used by colleges and universities throughout the nation.  It is often used to help assess general education competencies.
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) – a standardized test measuring verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, and critical thinking and analytical writing skills.  GRE subject tests in Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Literature in English, Mathematics, Physics, Psychology are designed to measure undergraduate achievement in these subject areas.
  • ETS Major Field Tests - comprehensive undergraduate and MBA outcomes assessments offered by the Educational Testing Service designed to measure the critical knowledge and understanding obtained by students in a major field of study.  Students in undergraduate and MBA programs may take the Major Field Tests. The Major Field Tests cover the following fields of study: Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Criminal Justice, Economics, History, Literature in English, Mathematics, Music, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology.
  • ETS Proficiency Profile – formerly the Measure of Academic Proficiency and Progress (MAPP), the Proficiency Profile is a comprehensive test most often used to gauge general education competencies.

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