College-Level Academic Skills Test (CLAST)

As of July 1, 2009, the College-Level Academic Skills Test (CLAST) was discontinued by the State of Florida. The CLAST was one way students could demonstrate proficiency of the College-Level Academic Skills (CLAS) set for graduation with an AA degree.

CLAST and Teacher Certification

From 1982 to June 30, 2002, the CLAST was used as the basic skills test for teacher certification purposes. On July 1, 2002, the General Knowledge Test (GKT) of the Florida Teacher Certification Examination (FTCE) replaced the CLAST as the basic skills test for teacher certification.

During the 2014 Legislative Session and effective July 1, 2014, the passage of House Bill 433 amended s. 1012.56, FS, to eliminate the option of achieving a passing score on the CLAST earned prior to July 1, 2002, to satisfy the general knowledge requirement. For more information about teacher certification in the state of Florida, please visit the website for the Florida Department of Education Teacher Certification.

Former Broward College students who took the CLAST and need scores for purposes other than Teacher Certification may request an unofficial copy of scores by completing the Test Score Release Form and choosing the CLAST option. Official scores are no longer available from the Florida Department of Education.