The CLAST is the College Level Academic 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 skills, reading, 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.