Recent Newsletter Articles
2022 ABE Support Staff Conference Registration Now Open
Please join us again this year for an online Support Services Conference, as we learn from the past, live in the present, and plan for the future. We’ll reflect on where we’ve been and use those lessons to focus on building a better future. Read More
To HiSET or Not to HiSET? That Is the New Question
A new high school equivalency option is coming to Minnesota Adult Education! Find out the basics about the HiSET, as well as webinars in September and October where you can learn more about what's on the five tests that make up the HiSET: Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Language Arts-Reading, and Language Arts-Writing. Read More
Questions! Questions! I Have Testing Questions!
The first question is “What does this dog have to do with CASAS and TABE testing?” That’s an easy one! The dog has absolutely nothing to do with testing, but it’s cute and it got you to stop and take a look at this article! Read on to learn more about assessment training over the next few months. Read More
Getting Started with CASAS eTests
You’ve done all of the required trainings and have installed CASAS eTests and TopsPRO on your computer. You have shiny new eTests in your account. Now what? Please join us virtually on Tuesday, February 8, 1:00-3:00 p.m., for an interactive presentation on getting started with eTests for Minnesota agencies. Read More
Where Are My Tests?
If your agency requested tests from the state distribution of CASAS and TABE computer-based tests, you may be wondering where those tests are. The distribution has been requested and the good news is that many of the tests have been distributed! Read More
Free (To You) Online Testing Administrations – Deadline 9/30/20!
The Covid-19 pandemic forced our MN Adult Education Support Network to cancel or postpone many events last spring, but we discovered other ways to provide similar services. Unspent funds were used to purchase online test administrations for both CASAS and TABE. To access these online tests, consortium managers must complete the Computer-Based Testing Survey/Sign-up by September 30. Read More
Introducing e-Diagnostic Reading Assessment!
To assist with the challenge of delivering reading instruction during the pandemic, Marn Frank developed electronic documents for testing word reading, phonics, fluency, and comprehension from a distance. Despite the unpredictable school year, hopefully these “e-DRA” tools will support more informal testing of struggling adult readers to identify their specific reading needs. Read More
Free Online Reading Pre-Assessments on ReadTheory and CommonLit
Read a comparison and highlights of two FREE online reading assessments for ReadTheory and CommonLit which are available for you to use with your students for remote assessment. Any kind of formal assessment has definitely been a challenge during the time of COVID-19, but perhaps one of these online tools may help you gather valuable information for your instruction! Read More
Free (To You) Online Testing Administrations
The Covid-19 pandemic has caused a major disruption in our lives, and the lives of our students. The pandemic even forced our Minnesota Adult Education Support Network to cancel or postpone many events last spring. But we discovered other ways to provide similar services, and unspent funds were used to purchase online test administrations for both CASAS and TABE. Read More
Remote Testing – Building the Road While Driving on it!
As COVID-19 began ravaging portions of the United States and causing schools to close down, adult ed test publishers were jumping into action, developing plans for remote testing to allow programs to maintain their standards. Check out this overview of the pilot plans for CASAS and TABE, as well as information about BEST Plus 2.0. Read More