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Standardized Assessment

There are a variety of standardized assessments for adult education and literacy. 

You must assess a learner with a pre-test before instruction and a post-test after instruction.  

What are commonly used ABE (Adult Basic Education) assessments?

TABE (Test of Adult Basic Education)

TABE 11/12: Unraveling the Mysteries & Providing Support (Video Recording)

TABE 11/12: Unraveling the Mysteries & Providing Support (PPT)

CASAS (Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment System)  

  • Available for ESL and ABE
  • Competency based
  • Workplace focus

ABLE (Adult Basic Learning Examination)

SORT (Slossen Oral Reading Test) 

WRAT (Wide Range Achievement Test)

Woodcock Johnson Assessments
 

What are commonly used ELL (English Language Learning) assessments?

TABE CLAS-E (TABE Complete Language Assessment System–English) 

CASAS (Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment System)

  • Available for ESL and ABE
  • Competency based
  • Workplace focus

BEST (Basic English Skills Test)

  • Literacy assessment
  • BEST Plus oral assessment


Resource:
For more information about the various assessments available: https://lincs.ed.gov/readingprofiles/resources.htm