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Free (To You) Online Testing Administrations – Deadline 9/30/20!

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!

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 (To You) Online Testing Administrations

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!

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

TABE 11&12 – New Maximum Testing Times and More!

TABE 11&12 – New Maximum Testing Times and More!

Have you heard that DRC (Data Recognition Corporation) recently announced a reduction in the allowable time for students to complete each TABE® 11&12 subtest? These new, shorter testing times should be shared with all test administrators. Read More

Helpful Resources to Transition to TABE 11/12

Helpful Resources to Transition to TABE 11/12

The transition period from TABE 9/10 to TABE 11/12 is ending July 1, 2019. This means that teachers need to be as prepared as possible to administer these new tests, as well as be able to analyze them. Presented here are some resources to make the transition easier. Read More

TABE 11&12 and CASAS GOALS: Transition FAQs

TABE 11&12 and CASAS GOALS: Transition FAQs

Have you made the transition to the new test series? You still have time, but remember that as of July 1, 2019, all ABE learners must be transitioned to either TABE 11&12 or CASAS GOALS. Check out these FAQs!… Read More

CASAS GOALS: Greater Opportunities for Adult Learning Success

CASAS GOALS: Greater Opportunities for Adult Learning Success

Do you have some burning questions about the new CASAS GOALS assessment? Continue reading to get the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions!… Read More

Leading Students to Greater Understanding Through Formative Assessment

Leading Students to Greater Understanding Through Formative Assessment

How do I know if my students “get it”? Formative assessment to the rescue! Andy Nash’s May 1 webinar shared information about formative assessment as a powerful tool for instruction. Read on to hear some highlights and discover ways to find out how and what your students are REALLY learning. Read More

How to Eat an Elephant: Increasing Your Students’ Success on the GED Extended Response

How to Eat an Elephant: Increasing Your Students’ Success on the GED Extended Response

Do your students struggle with writing? This article gives tips and insights that the author gained by attending a session that focused on the GED extended response at this year’s COABE conference. It includes links to resources that GED writing teachers will find helpful. Read More