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Getting Started with CASAS eTests

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?

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!

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 Online Reading Pre-Assessments on ReadTheory and CommonLit

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

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