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Appraisals are short tests that provide a quick, general indicator of reading, math, or listening abilities.

Appraisal scores can help to determine

  • Program eligibility
  • The best program for a student
  • A student's level within the program

Appraisal scores also determine which pre-test to administer for progress testing. (Appraisal tests should never be used as pre- and post-tests to measure progress.)

Delivery Formats

Web-Based Testing (CASAS eTests Online)
Computer-Based Testing (CASAS eTests Desktop)
Test Booklets
Audio CDs (Form 80 Appraisal only)

Scoring Options

CASAS eTests
TOPSpro Software
Appraisal Answer Sheets

Appraisal Choices

CASAS offers you a choice of three Appraisal tests to meet your program and student needs.

Form 80 Appraisal - a reading and math appraisal for all learners and a listening appraisal for ESL/ELL learners

  • Reading: 25 test items – 25 minutes
    • For all learners; Accurate through Adult Secondary Level
  • Math: 28 test items – 45 minutes
    • For all learners; Accurate through Adult Secondary Level
  • Listening: 26 test items – 30 minutes
    • For English Language Learners only; Accurate through Advanced ESL Level
  • Six-Question Oral Screening (optional); For English Language Learners only
  • Two-Question Writing Screening (optional); For all learners
Employability Competency System (ECS) Appraisal, Form 130 - a reading and math appraisal for pre-employment and workforce development programs
  • Accurate through Adult Secondary Level
  • Reading: 25 test items – 25 minutes
  • Math: 25 test items – 25 minutes
Workforce Learning Systems (WLS) Appraisal, Form 230 - a reading and math appraisal for workplace settings
  • Accurate through Adult Secondary Level
  • Reading: 25 test items – 25 minutes
  • Math: 25 test items – 25 minutes

Training

CASAS offers self-paced online Appraisal Training at no cost. If you have not yet completed Appraisal Training, you’ll need to do so prior to ordering an Appraisal test. (Completion of Implementation Training qualifies you to order any Appraisal test.)

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The CASAS assessment has greatly improved the accuracy when placing students at the appropriate level of instruction. Other tests that we have used have not been as accurate.

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