How do I begin testing? What test do I give first?
CASAS eTests (computerized testing) administers a short locator test that automatically transitions students into the correct pretest level. This option saves testing time because the Locator is shorter than an Appraisal, and the Locator plus pretest is one testing event.
If using paper test booklets, you should administer an Appraisal when a student enrolls in a program and before instruction begins. The Appraisal score indicates which pretest a student should take. Please note than an Appraisal test is never appropriate for pre- and post-testing.
The Appraisal plus pretest helps to identify students' skill levels for appropriate placement into a program or a class level and should be given at intake or shortly thereafter.