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CASAS (Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment Systems)
CASAS is used to assess and place students in programs that meet their needs in the following skills areas:

  • Functional reading
  • Writing
  • Listening
  • Speaking skills
  • Higher-order thinking skills.

For more information, visit www.CASAS.org.

TABE (Tests of Adult Basic Education)
TABE (Tests of Adult Basic Education) measures a person's English language proficiency in reading, math and language. For more information, visit the CTB McGraw-Hill website at www.CTB.com.

Accuplacer
Accuplacer offers a post-secondary level assessment of a person's academic skills in reading, sentence skills and math.

Accuplacer is considered a high-stakes assessment because it determines whether or not a student is placed in developmental education classes, or credit-bearing classes, in a post-secondary institution. Get more information at http://professionals.collegeboard.com/higher-ed/placement/accuplacer

NCRC (National Career Readiness Certificate)
The NCRC is affiliated with ACT and verifies to an employer that an individual has core employability skills in reading, math and locating information. For more information on the certificate visit www.act.org/certificate

NRS (National Reporting System)
The NRS is the accountability system for the adult education program. View NRS implementation guidelines.

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