The CLAST is the College
Skills Test, a requirement for graduation
from community colleges or universities in the Florida
state system. It consists of four sub-tests: essay
, English language
, and mathematics
. All but the essay are multiple choice
Generally students take it during their second year, and in four-year universities students can't take more than a few upper-level courses without having passed it.. Since I was an undergraduate, an exemption program has been started where students who get good grades in certain math and English courses do not have to take the test itself; their grades are considered adequate proof of their skills.