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Passing Scores

The passing scores for each subtest of the CLAST were established by the State Board of Education (SBE). The original passing scores were proposed by the State-Level Panel on CLAST Standards and were recommended to the SBE by the Commissioner of Education. The passing scores were originally adopted on March 6, 1984, and were amended several times. Students were required to meet the minimum standards in effect at the time they initially took the test.

The passing scores are based on the score scale from the October 1982 administration of the CLAST. The passing scores for various time periods are as follows:

Dates Essay ELS Reading Math
08/01/84 - 07/31/86 4 265 260 260
08/01/86 - 07/31/89 4 270 270 275
08/01/89 - 09/30/91 4 295 295 285
10/01/91 - 09/30/92 5* 295 295 290
10/01/92 & thereafter 6 295 295 295

* In October 1991, the essay scoring scale was revised. A score of 5 on the revised scale is equivalent to a score of 4 on the former scale.

College-Level Academic Skill (CLAS) set Requirement: Alternative Methods

In 2009, Senate Bill 1676 repealed the use of the CLAST to measure student proficiency of the CLAS requirement and as a degree requirement for those undergraduates seeking associate in arts (AA), bachelor of arts (BA), or bachelor of science (BS) degree in Florida’s public colleges and universities.

In December 2009, Rule 6A-10.0311, FAC, which provides the provisions for students to meet the CLAS requirement.

Students receiving waivers or exemptions for the CLAST subtests are assigned codes on their transcripts where CLAST scores would be found. The following list contains all possible codes that can be found on student transcripts in lieu of CLAST scores:

999 (99) Learning disability waiver or 4X waiver
998 (98) GPA exemption
997 (97) SAT score exemption
996 (96) ACT score exemption
995 (95) College Placement Test score exemption